If you meet certain criteria, it could mean that your Out of Pocket expenses (what you actually pay) for Before School, After School or Holiday Care could be even more affordable than you think. All you need to do is confirm your Child Care Subsidy (CCS) percentage based on your family’s combined income. If you are entitled, your CCS is paid directly to Big Childcare reducing your Out of Pocket expense for care.
The government offers financial assistance to families who require child care known as the Child Care Subsidy (CCS).
Three things will determine a family’s level of CCS available:
Some basic requirements must be satisfied for an individual to be eligible to receive CCS for a child. These include:
– the age of the child (must be 13 years or under and not attending secondary school)
– the child meeting immunisation requirements
– the individual, or their partner, meeting residency requirements.
You can estimate what your subsidy might be by using the online estimator.
Important to Note
All families are encouraged to set up a MyGov account as this is an avenue used to confirm all bookings/enrolments into the OSHC service. Once your enrolment has been processed by our staff you will be asked to log into your MyGov account (Centrelink section) to confirm your CCS enrolment with Big Childcare. If you are entitled, CCS is paid directly to services – in your case Big Childcare.
Enrolling your child at our service is easy and stress-free. Please see the options and steps below.
OPTION 1 – Online Electronic Enrolment
This is the quickest and easiest way to enrol for Big Childcare.
Note: For EXISITING MFL members, please skip this step and go to step 3, below.
OPTION 2 – Traditional Paper Enrolment Form
Paper enrolment forms are available from our centres and need to be filled out completely (along with providing Big Childcare with a copy of your child/ren’s immunisation details) to have a valid enrolment.
If you have any questions, please speak to our educators based at your school, check out our website www.bigchildcare.com or call our friendly Head Office staff on 03 8682 9400.