Family Day Care Educators are self-employed and running their own small business. They operate their care and education service in their own home with the registration, support, mentoring and guidance of the Scheme.
Each individual educator sets their own fee structure within the guidelines of scheme policies and government regulations. You can discuss costs at your initial interview with the Educator.
The Educator will provide you with a copy of their Fee Schedule which identifies all fees and charges.
The scheme charges a Scheme Family Levy of $1.20 per hour of care, added to the Educator’s hourly fee.
We are currently waiving the Scheme Family Levy to assist families financially during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Child Care Subsidy
Child Care Subsidy is administered through Centrelink and may be applicable to reduce your fees. For more information about CCS visit: