Families of children enrolled in the Armidale Montessori Preschool – in our long day care service – are eligible for Australian Government Child Care Subsidy appropriate to their circumstances.
The Child Care Subsidy is a payment made by the Australian Government to assist families with the cost of quality childcare. It is available to all families who are Australian Residents if the child meets immunisation requirements and parents meet eligibility requirements. Entitlement is determined by an activity test which determines the number of hours of subsidised care to which families are entitled. More information is available from:
- Centrelink online account;
- Child Care Subsidy;
- Telephone: 13 61 50 Centrelink / Department of Human Services.
In our efforts to provide a flexible program to meet the needs of our families and community, our Service provides the option of 2 sessions for children enrolled in our Long Day Care service. These session times are designed to maximise families’ CCS applicability:
- 9-hour session per day – 7.30am to 4.30pm;
- 10-hour session per day – 7.30am to 5.30pm.
Generally, families who are not Australian citizens will not be eligible for government rebates, however, we welcome international families at our Preschool and provide them with a subsidised fee within our Long Day Care service.
This information can be confusing, so please do not hesitate to contact our Director via the details on the contact us page if you would like help in understanding your options.