Caring for relatives – the less than 50% rule

Watch this video to learn about the rules for Family Day Care educators who care for relatives in their extended family.

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You cannot care for more relatives than non-relatives in a Child Care Subsidy fortnight. This is known as the ‘less than 50% rule’.

Extended family includes nieces, nephews, cousins or grandchildren from either your side of the family or your partner’s family.

Different rules apply when caring for your own children or siblings.

Learn more about caring for relatives in the Child Care Provider Handbook