Early Learning Groups Fees as at 1st January 2019
All daily fees will be charged at 12 hours sessions unless your eligible CCS hours fit the following criteria:
100 hours Eligible per fortnight: 10 x 10hr day per fortnight this option is for full time attendance only
72 hours Eligible per fortnight: 6 x 12hr day per fortnight or 8 x 9hr day per fortnight
36 hours Eligible per fortnight: 4 x 9hr day per fortnight
24 hours Eligible per fortnight: 2 x 12hr day per fortnight
* Out of pocket expense can be much lower than the above rates depending on your eligibility for federal government assistance, Childcare Subsidy. Calculate your rate at www.humanresources.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 Subsidy) you will only need to pay this reduced amount. Fees are then payable weekly by the Ezidebit Direct Debit payment system.
How does it work?
Three things will determine a family’s level of Child Care Subsidy:
1. Combined Family Income
A family’s annual adjusted taxable income will determine the percentage they are eligible for. To estimate what your new subsidy might be, go to education.gov.au/childcare
2. Activity Level of Parents
The number of hours subsidised care families can access will be determined by an activity test. The higher the level of activity, the more hours subsidised care families can access, up to a maximum of 100 hours per fortnight.
paid work – including leave, such as maternity leave
studying and training
unpaid work in family business
looking for work
other activities on a case-by-case basis
Hours of Activity
The parent or guardian with the lowest hours of activity per fortnight will determine the hours of subsidised care. The hours of subsidy are per child.
|Hours of Activity||
Hours of Subsidy
|For families earning up to $66,958|
|Less than 8 hours||24 Hours|
|For families earning up to $341,248|
|8 to 16 hours||36 hours|
|More than 16 to 48 hours||72 hours|
|more than 48 hours||100 hours|
Annual Subsidy Cap
Families earning $186,958 or less will have no cap on the amount of Child Care Subsidy they can claim. Fa,ilies earning over $186,958 and under will benefit from an increase in the current cap of $7,613 to $10,190 per child, per year.
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.