Early Learning Groups Fees as at 3rd January 2022

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.

Childcare Subsidy

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.

Recognised Activities:                                                                         
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

per fortnight

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


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.