Family Day Care Costs

Educator’s Fees

Family Day Care Educators are self-employed, operating their care and education service in their own home with the 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.

Scheme Levy

The scheme charges a Parent Levy of $1 per hour of care, added to Educator’s fees, which contributes to the administration and support services provided by the scheme.

Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate

Child Care Benefit and Child care Rebate are administered through Centrelink and may be applicable to reduce your fees. For more information about CCB/CCR visit: