Annual Registration Fee
$35.00 registration fee
$5.00 Fund raising fee applies per term and Vacation Care period.
After School Care
$30.00 per day
Monday - Friday Pick up from school at 3pm --6pm (School Term Only)
Vacation Care Service
Vacation Care $77 per day (10 hours)
Monday - Friday 7.45-5.30pm (School Holidays Only)
Clarification regarding Child Care subsidies
Currently there are two types of child care subsidies:
CHILD CARE BENEFIT (CCB)
CCB can be claimed through Centrelink and can be paid directly to the Child Care Service, as a reduced fee or annually.
For more information about the Child Care Benefit go to http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/child-care-benefit
CHILD CARE REBATE (CCR)
CCR is paid in addition to CCB and covers 50% of out-of-pocket expenses, up to a maximum of $7000.00 per child, per financial year. There is no income test but you must lodge a claim for CCB even if assessed for a zero rate.
For more information about the Child Care Rebate go to http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/child-care-rebate
However, this will change on July 1 2018. For up to date information go to www.education.gov.au/ChildCarePackage
From 2 July 2018, there will be a New Child Care Package, providing more support for more families.
Child Care Subsidy
The package includes a new Child Care Subsidy, which replaces the current Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate. The Child Care Subsidy will be paid directly to services.
There are also changes to the annual cap which will make child care more affordable for most families.
Three things will determine a family's level of Child Care Subsidy:
Some basic requirements must be satisfied for an individual to be eligible to receive Child Care Subsidy for a child. These include:
- the age of the child (must be 13 or under and not attending secondary school)
- the child meeting immunisation requirements
- the individual, or their partner, meeting the residency requirements.
The Child Care Safety Net
The package includes a $1.2 billion Safety Net to give the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children, including those from regional and remote communities, a strong start through access to quality early learning and child care.
The current arrangements don't change until 2 July 2018.
More information about what families need to do to prepare for the change will be available in early 2018.
Family Webcast Information Sessions
The Department of Education and Training hosted three Family Webcast Information Sessions to help families learn about the New Child Care Package starting on 2 July 2018. The free online sessions were held in November 2017, so families could better understand how the Package will impact them and the amount of subsidy they may be eligible to receive.
Resources from these sessions include:
Contacting Esperance Outside School Hours Care Service:
George St. Centre, Cnr George & Backland St, Esperance, WA.6450
Phone: (08) 9071 7227
Mobile: 0409 832125