Morrison Government to provide free childcare for working families!
Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package
We are pleased to be able to work with the Government in supporting families during this time of uncertainty. Starting from Monday 6th April we will not be charging any out of pocket fees to families. The Government is supporting families and services by paying 50 per cent of services’ fee revenue up to the existing hourly rate cap. Services will be supported by also receiving the Jobkeeper Payment to assist with the staffing costs associated with operating a service.
In addition to this, the Government has increased the allowable absences from 42 day per year to 62 days. Therefore, you can still have your child enrolled at our service and not attend.
Prime Minster Scott Morrison detailed in his media release on 2nd April, “If you have terminated your enrolment since 17 February, then I encourage you to get back in contact with your centre and re-start your arrangements. Re-starting your enrolment will not require you to send your child to child care and it certainly won’t require you to pay a gap fee. Re-starting your enrolment will, however, hold your place for that point in time when things start to normalise, and you are ready to take your child back to their centre.”
We encourage previous and existing families to contact us if they would like to restart their booking or increase their days. We thank all of our families for their support during this challenging time as we work together to support one another to make it through to the ‘other side’ of this crisis.
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