New Child Care Package – Transition for Families

Transitioning into the new childcare system.

On 2 July 2018, the Federal Government will replace the Child Care Benefit (CCB) and Child Care Rebate (CCR) with a single means-tested subsidy, known as the Child Care Subsidy (CCS).

Families need to complete the Child Care Subsidy assessment now. You will not receive child care fee assistance from 2 July 2018, if your assessment is not completed.

You can do this by going to my.gov.au and signing in to access your Centrelink account. Select ‘Complete your Child Care Subsidy Assessment’ from the menu to complete the review. If you do not have a MyGov account, you can create one and link it to your Centrelink online account.

Below is an example of the call to action and check list for this transition.
CCS Family Sample CTA Letter
CCS Family transition fast facts

We recommend you visit the New Child Care Package Page.


Booking with Kool Kidzz – how the CCS may affect your booking with Kool Kidzz and how we will help you through this transition.

Bookings can be made as per usual – families can simply book in days through booking.koolkidzz.com.au and our team will take care of the rest.

We will automatically migrate the Winter Camp bookings to the new CCS. Once it has been created into a CCS enrolment, the guardian will need to accept the enrolment in their MyGov account.

The government has not released the CCS data to us yet. Therefore, we are unable to estimate the new CCS gap fee at this stage. Any differences might result therefrom, will be credited to your account after camp commencement – Kool Kidzz will then pass on your subsidies back to you.

Bookings post 2 July may not show the correct gap fee, CCS have not yet returned to us with the percentage of entitlements for guardians, even for those that have confirmed the enrolment on their MyGov account.  Thus, we are unable to estimate the CCS fees in advance as yet. Once the information is available to us, we will be able to then update our estimation to show the gap fee and families will receive an updated account statement.

To estimate what your new Child Care Subsidy might be, go to the Payment and Services Finder.

Important to know!

As Kool Kidzz charges fees in advance, the subsidy amounts are an ESTIMATE ONLY and may not show the correct gap fee. Please note that additional costs might be incurred under the new CCS and once the attendance records are submitted to and assessed by Centrelink. This can take up to 4 weeks from the last day of the Vacation Care Program.


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