BENEFITS & REBATES
The Lookout Early Education Centre is an accredited centre under the Government’s Childcare Benefit Scheme.
You should be eligible for some form of child care support if your child attends The Lookout Early Education Centre.
Child Care Benefit Scheme (CCB)
This scheme is means tested and is received as either a lump sum payment OR by way of reduced fees you pay to The Lookout. On the reduced fee basis, we can collect the CCB subsidy on your behalf from the Department of Human Services.
Child Care Rebate (CCR)
This refund scheme is NOT means tested and provides you with a 50% rebate for your child care fees, up to a maximum of $7,500 per year (indexed each year).
The amount of your rebate depends on how much you spend each year on out of pocket child care fees, ie the amount you spend after any CCB is taken into account.
To be eligible for the CCR you must first apply and register for the CCB even if your CCB subsidyis zero. Nearly all families at The Lookout should be eligible for this rebate.
Further information is available at the Department of Human Services website or by calling the Family Assistance Office on 136 150.