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Kindergarten is very similar to the other age groups at Kookaburra in that we provide high quality educational programs for all the children enrolled in the room.
However our Kindergarten program caters specifically for children in the year prior to Prep. In addition to the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) our Kindergarten curriculum is informed by the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidlines (QKLG). We employ a Bachelor Qualified Early Childhood Teacher to run our Kindergarten progam with face to face delivery of the program from 8.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday. Outside these hours we have a Diploma Qualified Lead Educator to run the program.
For children to get the most out of our Kindergarten program, they should arrive before 9am and leave after 3.30pm.
Our Kindergarten is Government Approved, this means low income families whose children have health care cards can access additional fee relief for their child to attend a kindergarten program, however they must attend at least 3 days per week and cannot be attending another government approved kindergarten program.
In addition parents of Kindergarten aged children are offered exemption from the Goverments activity test for the purpose of Child Care Subsidy (CCS). This means you can access upto 36 hours of subsidised care for your Kindergarten aged child even if you don't currently meet the governments activity test requirements.
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On the 2nd July 2018, the Australian Government introduced the Jobs for Families package.The Package will help parents with children aged 0 to 13 who need to work, train, study and volunteer access affordable child care for their children. The Package includes Child Care Subsidy, which replaced our old Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate package.
Under the Child Care Subsidy, the percentage of subsidy a family is entitled to is based on their combined annual income, with more financial support available to lower income families.
Current levels of family income and the amount of Child Care Subsidy payable as a percentage of the actual fee charged or hourly rate cap, for 2020/2021 are:
Family income Subsidy per cent of the actual fee charged or hourly rate cap, whichever is lower
Up to $69,390 85 per cent
More than $69,390 to below $174,390 Decreasing to 50 per cent
$174,390 to below $253,680 50 per cent
$253,680 to below $343,680 Decreasing to 20 per cent
$343,680 to below $353,680 20 per cent
$353,680 or more 0 per cent
Annual subsidy cap
Families earning $189,390 or less per year are not subject to a cap on the amount of Child Care Subsidy they can access. Families earning over $189,390 and under $353,680 have an annual cap of $10,560 per year per child. Families earning $353,680 or above cannot receive any CCS under the income test.
Three things will determine a family's level of Child Care Subsidy:
1. Combined family income
2. Activity level of parents
3. Type of child care service
For more information on this process, visit education.gov.au/childcare
To access the CCS Estimator visit: http://www.humanservices.gov.au/paymentfinder
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