Legislation to change the Child Care Subsidy takes effect from tomorrow and will deliver Cheaper Child Care for around 1.2 million families across the country from July.
Including 5,600 families in Tangney. This is good for children, good for families and good for Australia.
For a family earning $120,000 with one child in care – their child care costs will be about $1,700 a year less than they otherwise would be.
For families on a combined income of $80,000 or less, the Child Care Subsidy rate will lift to 90 per cent.
For families with two or more children aged five or under in care, the higher subsidy of up to 95 per cent for the second and subsequent children in care will remain.
The number of Indigenous children in early education will also be boosted by increasing the baseline number of hours of subsidised early childhood education and care families are eligible for each fortnight.
Families can now calculate their Child Care Subsidy by visiting www.childcaresubsidy.gov.au
QUOTES ATTRIBUTABLE TO MINISTER FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION DR ANNE ALY
“This is real cost-of-living relief to the household budgets for families struggling with the rising cost of living, while also improving the economic security of women.
“The cost of early childhood education is one of the first things families have to factor in when they sit down at the kitchen bench to do the household budget – we’re helping to ease that pressure.
“More affordable early childhood education and care means more Australian children can access the transformational health and education benefits of foundation years learning no matter their postcode or background.”
QUOTES ATTRIBUTABLE TO MEMBER FOR TANGNEY, SAM LIM
“Our Albanese Government’s $5.4 billion Cheaper Child Care subsidy will benefit 5,600 families in Tangney.
“Educators who work with young children are so important, this is why $72 million will be invested to build and retain the ECEC workforce nationally.
“I have two grandchildren, cheaper child care is super beneficial to not only the parents but the children themselves.” “I am so happy that this government is opening opportunities for families to be able to seek work.”