Child Care Services Support Programme


The Child Care Services Support Programme (CCSSP) provides financial assistance to child care service providers to improve access to child care for children, families and communities.

It adds to the support received by eligible families through the Child Care Benefit (CCB) and the Child Care Rebate (CCR).

The program focuses upon specific areas of child care through the following programs:

  • Community Support Program (CSP): This program provides a range of payments to eligible child care service providers with the aim of establishing or maintaining services in disadvantaged or regional and remote areas. Note that as part of the new child care system, CSP will close on 30 June 2018.
  • Inclusion Support Programme (ISP): This program assists early childhood and child care (ECCC) services to include children with additional needs by providing advice, support and funding to overcome inclusion barriers.