Play & Learn Child Care Subsidy Calculator

Unsure just how much Child Care Subsidy you can get at Play and Learn Raceview? This Child Care Subsidy Calculator can help you figure out the amount of Child Care Subsidy you can claim from the Australian Government and, consequently, the out-of-pocket fees you will need to pay for child care here at Play and Learn Raceview.

If you have questions about the Child Care Subsidy, such as “How much child care subsidy can I claim?” or “How is child care subsidy calculated?” Check out the FAQs supplied underneath the Child Care Subsidy Calculator to help clarify any doubts you may have regarding your childcare subsidy and rebates.

Before you use our CCS Calculator, please be prepared with the following details:
  • Your Child Care Subsidy Rate and Withholding (CCS Rate, CCS Withholding)
    • You can find these in the letter from Centrelink under your entitlements.
  • Childcare Centre information — daily fees, hours of care per day, number of days of care per week.

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Child Care Subsidy FAQs

What is Childcare Subsidy (CCS)?

As a recognised childcare provider, Play & Learn Childcare are registered for the Government Childcare Subsidy (CCS).

Play & Learn Childcare is here to support you as you begin to discover your family’s CCS entitlements and the varied enrolment options available. We can help guide you to make the most of your CCS, so your child or children can benefit from the exciting opportunities that the right early learning or preschool/kindergarten environment can offer.

How does the Child Care Subsidy work?

The Child Care Subsidy will be paid directly to Play & Learn Childcare to be passed on to families as a fee reduction. Families will make a co-contribution to their child care fees and pay Play & Learn Childcare the difference between the fee charged and the subsidised amount.

Am I able to claim Government Child Care Subsidy if I enrol with Play & Learn Childcare?

Yes, we are a registered childcare provider which means that eligible families are able to claim the Government Child Care Subsidy relating to your childcare.

The Child Care Subsidy (CCS) is designed to help make early learning and childcare more accessible for a large number of Australian families. Child Care Subsidy will generally be paid directly to your approved childcare provider/s to reduce the fees you pay.

Play & Learn Childcare is here to support you as you begin to discover your family’s entitlements and the varied options available. We can help guide you to make the most of your CCS, so your child or children can benefit from the exciting opportunities that the right early learning or preschool/kindergarten environment can offer.

Why does the Government provide subsidies for childcare?

The purpose of providing child care assistance and reducing costs is to:

1. improve the development of children by increasing the level of early education they receive, and
2. increase the level of work and study conducted by parents and guardians by decreasing their childcare costs
The CCS also simplifies child care fee assistance by replacing several previous programs including the Child Care Benefit, Child Care Rebate and Jobs, Education and Training Child Care Fee Assistance Programme.

How do I know if I am eligible for Child Care Subsidy?

There are certain requirements that must be met for you to be eligible to receive the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) for your child. These include:

The age of the child (must be 13 or under and not attending secondary school)
You, or your partner, must meet the residency requirements
Your combined family income meets the specified requirements
Your child meets immunisation requirements
The activity level of your family – See the Department of Education’s Child Care Subsidy Activity Test
To find out more information about CCS and eligibility please visit: (

The Department of Education has provided extensive Frequently Asked Questions on their website.
For in-depth details on the Child Care Subsidy visit their website or contact the Department directly on 1300 566 046
or visit

Child Care Subsidy (CCS) and Rebate Guide

From 10 July 2023, the Commonwealth Government Child Care Subsidy (CCS) is making high-quality early education and care more affordable for Australian families.

These exciting changes and how they could apply to your circumstances may be tricky to navigate. We are here to help you understand the changes and make the most of what your CCS entitlements could be.

Key changes
If your family earns less than $80,000 per year, your Child Care Subsidy rates will increase from 85% to 90%.
If your family earns under $530,000 per year, you’ll now be eligible to receive Child Care Subsidy rates.
Your Child Care Subsidy rates will decrease 1% for every additional $5,000 earned over $80,000.
Families with more than one child aged 5 or under can still get a higher rate for their second and younger children.
First Nations children will be eligible for at least 36 hours of subsidised care per fortnight.
Families can get more subsidised hours based on their circumstances.

How do I apply for CCS

You must have a MyGov account. If you don’t already have a MyGov account, click on this link and follow the steps to create an account. Next:

Login to your MyGov account and navigate to Centrelink.
Next select Payments and Claim -> Claims -> Make a claim
Navigate to Families and then click on Get Started.
Fill out all the required information and upload all the necessary documentation (e.g. payslips, birth certificate, medical records) and then click Submit.
If you need any help with completing your application, come in or call one of our centres to speak to our centre management team.

Keeping your information up to date

If you get Child Care Subsidy, you have an ongoing responsibility to keep your information up to date.

You need to advise Services Australia if:

your family’s income changes
your or your partner’s activity levels change
your relationship status changes
there are any other changes to your or your partner’s circumstances.
Services Australia requires accurate information about your family circumstances to pay you the correct amount. Services Australia may overpay you if we don’t have accurate and up to date details. If this happens, you’ll have to pay back the amount you owe.

If you have any other questions or require further information regarding CCS, come in or call to speak to our centre management team.

What Is Kindergarten Approved Care

Kindergarten aged children are entitled to 36 hours to attend a kindergarten program in an approved long day care service.

No activity test requirements.