Early learning happens everywhere – at home, in centres, parks and shops. Young children are developing at an extremely fast pace and everything they encounter offers a new learning experience.
Research shows us that children who start ahead tend to stay ahead. Significant differences in children’s development are evident by age two and have a tendency not to close over time. The early years provide the foundation for the rest of a child’s life.
Children are born ready to learn and the best learning happens in nurturing, positive, stimulating environments. That’s why high-quality early learning experiences are so important. By creating these environments, we’re providing the best opportunities for children to fulfil their potential.
What is the difference between ‘daycare’ or ‘childcare’ and ‘early learning’?
For those in the sector, the difference is more than just words – ‘daycare’ or ‘childcare’ gives the impression that the service we provide is simply ‘care’. It’s much more than that: it’s care plus education.
- Small boutique centre.
- Consistent qualified experienced staff.
- Home away from home.
- Stimulating indoor and natural outdoor play environment.
- All meals and snacks cooked on premises with a diverse menu.
- We have incursions and excursion
- CCS approved childcare
- Funded kinder program.
- Story Park App(which gives you an insight to your child’s development.)
- Mini Library
- Reduced rate for siblings and holidays planned in advance.
- Play based learning with staff monitoring milestones and parent involvement.
Child Care Subsidy rates from 1 July 2019
This fact sheet outlines adjustments to Child Care Subsidy rates that take effect on 1 July 2019.
The percentage of Child Care Subsidy a family is entitled to is based on combined annual income. Child Care Subsidy income thresholds are adjusted annually in accordance with Consumer Price Index (CPI). The table below shows the income thresholds that apply from 1 July 2019.
There is no annual cap for most families receiving Child Care Subsidy. The income threshold at which an annual cap does apply, and the value of the cap, are adjusted annually in accordance with CPI. The table below shows how the annual cap applies from 1 July 2019.
Hourly rate caps
The hourly rate caps are the maximum hourly rate used to calculate families’ Child Care Subsidy for each service type. The hourly rate caps are adjusted annually in accordance with CPI. The table below shows the hourly rate caps that apply from 1 July 2019.
More information on the new child care package and other programs is available at: www.education.gov.au