DCP’s Carer Reference One – Who pays for what? document has been updated to reflect current information about the Australian Government child care subsidies and other child care expenses.
- provide carers with information on the Australian Government child care subsidies available, which should cover all of a child’s child care fees for children in care
- outline carer financial responsibilities relating to other fees that may be charged as a result of child care attendance
- outline child care financial assistance DCP may provide where specific criteria has been met.
Child care can have a positive impact on a child’s short and long-term learning and development. It also assists carers to work, study, volunteer, attend training or take a break.
As a carer you play a vital role in accessing Australian Government child care subsides so it is important for you to understand the updates.
About the document
The Who pays for what? document summarises the responsibilities about who pays for the many day-to-day expenses for children in foster, kinship and specific child only care.