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Centrelink/Human Services Family Updates

A BRIEF GUIDE TO THE NEW CHILD CARE SUBSIDY

Starting Blocks  aims to help new parents with their first steps into parenting, especially when it comes to child care options. A topic of particular interest at the moment is the changes to the subsidies that the Australian Government provides to families of children in child care… It’s important for you to be aware of…

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Latest News: New Child Care Subsidy

Families can now calculate the level of fortnightly financial support they can expect to receive under the new Child Care Subsidy using Centrelink’s Payment and Service Finder. (The revised Payment and Service Finder replaces the previous “new Child Care Subsidy online estimator”, which is no longer available) The government has recently announced that the default…

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Get ready for the 2018 NQS

Did you know the revised National Quality Standard (NQS) on 1 February 2018 signals some changes to the Exceeding NQS rating? A revised NQS will be introduced 1 February 2018 in all states and territories, including Western Australia. Find out more about changes to the National Quality Framework HERE

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New Child Care Package – Public Webcast Dates

Are you currently using child care or planning to in the future? Learn about the Australian Government’s New Child Care Package and what it may mean for your family in their live webcast on Wednesday 22 November 2017. The webcast will run for an hour and provide families a chance to learn about what the…

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HubWorks! supports the new Child Care Package

The new Child Care Package is coming and CCMS Providers need to be re registered by April 01, 2018. HubWorks! our nominated software provider supports the new Child Care Package enhancements for efficiency, and will provide assistance to our service and families, every step of the way. Below is their journey of how far they…

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Health Checks for four year old children

The Australian Government wants all children to start school healthy and ready to learn. From July 2011, parents or carers on income support who receive Family Tax Benefit Part A need to make sure their four year old child gets a health check before they start school. In order to get the $726 end-of-year Family…

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Child Care Fee Assistance is changing from 2nd July 2018

  🌟 INFORMATION FOR PARENTS AND EDUCATORS Child Care Fee Assistance is changing. From 2nd July 2018, the Australian Government is introducing a new child care package. The new child care package includes a Child Care Subsidy which will replace the current Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate. There are also changes to the…

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Happy Dental Health Week!

It’s a good time to think about your family’s dental health. Did you know that the cost of some basic dental services for children and teenagers comes under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule with the government. If your child is aged between 2 and 17, enrolled in Medicare and you get certain payments from them,…

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Indexation Rates July 2017

Just Released — Indexation Rates July 2017 The rates and income thresholds for Child Care Benefit (and family payments) are indexed annually each July as specified in A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999. The Child Care Benefit maximum hourly rate for one child will increase by $0.06 to $4.30 an hour with effect…

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