The Child Care Subsidy will be supported by a Child Care Safety Net which aims to give the most vulnerable children a strong start, while supporting parents into work.
Services will have more flexibility and will be able to set their hours of operation based on the needs of their community, with no minimum hour per day or days per week requirements. Services will still be required to operate for a minimum of 48 weeks per year (or 7 weeks per year if the service only provides outside school hours care).
Eligibility requirements for child care providers
Further detail on Eligibility requirements for child care providers is available.
New Child Care IT System
A new Child Care IT System is being developed to support the implementation of the New Child Care Package. This will replace the current Child Care Management System (CCMS).
Child Care Subsidy
The Child Care Subsidy is the new way the Government will assist families with their child care fees.
Child Care Safety Net
The Child Care Safety Net includes additional assistance to services providing for the most vulnerable children.
Care in the family home
A new care type is being developed, intended to replace the existing Nanny Pilot Programme and In Home Care.
A range of information resources are available to assist families and providers understand the details of the new package.