Early Learning Groups Fees as at 1st January 2018
* Out of pocket expense can be much lower than the above rates depending on your eligibility for federal government assistance, Childcare Benefit and Childcare Rebate. Calculate your rate at mychild.gov.au
Payment of Fees
A booking fee of $50.00 is payable when your booking is confirmed. For this your child is provided with a Benowa Hills ELC hat. We run our fees on a weekly basis, therefore on commencement, you will be paying for the current week. If we are able to approximate what your weekly fee will be (less Child Care Benefit) you will only need to pay this reduced amount. Fees are then payable weekly by the Ezidebit Direct Debit payment system.
Child Care Benefit (CCB)
CCB is a means tested benefit targeted towards low and middle income families. CCB covers up to 50 hours of care per child per week (provided parents satisfy an activity test of at least 15 hours per week). The CCB rate is dependent on the number of hours families participate in work related activities and use of child care, the number of children in care and whether they are at or below school age, and family income.
For families that do not satisfy the CCB activity test (including those not working), CCB is available for up to 24 hours of care per week.
Child Care Rebate (CCR)
CCR is a non means tested payment that provides additional assistance for families using approved care. CCR provides up to 50 per cent of a family’s out-of-pocket child care costs after any CCB is deducted, up to a maximum of $7,500 per child per year.
Jobs, Education and Training Child Care Fee Assistance (JETCCFA)
JETCCFA provides assistance to eligible parents who qualify for the maximum rate of CCB. It pays most of the gap in out-of-pocket costs not covered by CCB, while a parent is working, studying or training.
Hours of Operation
6:30am to 6:30pm Monday to Friday.
Funded Kindergarten Program
Benowa Hills Early Learning Centre is an approved kindergarten program provider under the Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme. If you provide the Centre with a copy of your current health care card, you may be eligible for a rebate at the end of the Kindergarten year. Click here to view the current Statement of Fees for Kindergarten or visit www.earlychildhood.qld.gov.au/earlychildhood.html for more information.