Child Care Subsidy Victoria

Welcome to Inspire ELJ, a government-approved childcare and kindergarten program provider, Inspire campuses are registered for the Government Child Care Subsidy (CCS). 

CCS is a program the Australian Government provides to help families with the cost of child care. It is designed to make child care more affordable and accessible and ensure all children have access to a quality early-years education and care experience. 

How does the Child Care Subsidy work?

The Child Care Subsidy is paid directly to providers and passed on to families as a fee reduction. The CCS is paid directly to the childcare provider on behalf of the family, and the family is responsible for paying the difference between the total childcare fees and the subsidy amount.  This is sometimes referred to as the ‘gap’ fee. 

Can I receive CCS?

To receive CCS, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Attend an approved childcare service such as Inspire Early Learning Journey
  • Meet residency and immunisation requirements.
  • immunisation requirements

To check if you are eligible, follow this link:

Check if you are eligible.

How much CCS can I get?

To calculate your own CCS, you must provide information such as your family income, the number of hours of childcare you require, and the type of childcare service you use. The amount of subsidy you receive will depend on these factors and the hourly rate of your childcare service.

Once you have provided all the necessary information, the government will determine your eligibility and the amount of subsidy you are entitled to receive. The subsidy will be paid directly to your child care service provider to reduce the out-of-pocket costs for your family.

To calculate how much you can get, follow this link:

CCS calculator

This is a third-party calculator. The actual amount of CCS you can get should be determined by the government. To be accurate, please refer to the government website.

The relationship between your family income and CCS percentage:

Your family income Child Care Subsidy percentage
$0 to $72,466 85%
More than $72,466 to below $177,466 Between 85% and 50%
The percentage goes down by 1% for every $3,000 of income your family earns
$177,466 to below $256,756 50%
$256,756 to below $346,756 Between 50% and 20%
The percentage goes down by 1% for every $3,000 of income your family earns
$346,756 to below $356,756 20%
$356,756 or more 0%

How to claim your CCS?

Follow these steps:

  • Sign in to myGov and then go to Centrelink.
  • Select Make a claim or view claim status from your homepage.
  • Select Get started from the Families category.
  • Select Child Care Subsidy.
  • Answer the Eligibility check questions first.
  • Start your claim and answer the questions about your situation.
  • Review and confirm your claim.

Choose from all our Campuses, Each with the Child Care Subsidy available in Melbourne

Bentleigh West Campus

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Chadstone Campus

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Cranbourne Campus

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Heidelberg Campus

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Langwarrin Campus

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Mount Waverley Campus

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Preston Campus

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Reservoir Campus

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Rowville Campus

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Springvale Campus

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Camberwell Campus

Opening 2024

Doncaster Campus

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Forest Hill Campus

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