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New Child Care Subsidy: General Fee Review

As we move into the 2018-2019 financial year, there are still many question marks over the federal government’s new child care package. Through our centre newsletters, website and Facebook page, we have been posting the most up to date information we can provide for the families regarding the changes. The current Child Care Benefit and Read More

Is Your Family Ready for the New Child Care Subsidy?

Frequently Asked Questions: 1. What is the new Child Care Subsidy (CCS)? In July 2018, the Australian Government will introduce a new child care fee assistance package, which will include a new payment known as the Child Care Subsidy. The new Child Care Subsidy (CCS) will replace the existing child care fee payments known as Read More

Reminder: New Child Care Package Family Information Webcasts

Hello Childcare Educators and Families! Please be reminded that the next New Child Care Package family information webcast will be held this Thursday, 3 May. For Childcare Educators These online webcasts will step families through what they need to do to transition to the Child Care Subsidy. It will also give them an opportunity to have Read More

Important Changes to the New Childcare Package of 2018

From the Australian Government (Department of Education and Training): Here are a couple of recent developments concerning the new child care package. Withholding On 17 April 2018, the Minister for Education and Training announced that the Child Care Subsidy default withholding rate would be reduced to 5% for all families. This follows feedback from the Read More

What is Montessori?

As families who embrace Montessori education for our children, we may sometimes find ourselves faced with questions from friends or associates about what Montessori actually is and why we choose it for our young people. The Montessori Australia Foundation recently shared this excellent article written by Dr Susan Freez, which appeared last week in online Read More