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    Before we had DD, we were both working full time and had 2 kids in full time daycare 5 days a week- it was $85 per day per child, and we received 50% back up to the threshold. All things considered, it was exceptionally good value for money.

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    DD is in daycare 5 days a week, after CCR it's $172.50 a week, so $34.50 a day OOP. The centre is Redlands area in Brisbane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElleB View Post
    We've paid $150 application fee each for DD and soon to be DS to go on the wait list for ELC (DD will start next year and DS the year after). It's 18months that they take them from. That's not guaranteed but the ELC is attached to the school they will attend so I've been told DD is in and basically that means DS will be too.

    Once accepted and they start it's $200 enrolment fee (each).

    All non-refundable.

    Then DD's fees will be $95/day for 48 weeks of the year. We only receive the 50% thing back so I'm assuming we get the full 50%? Therefore our out of pocket fees will be approx $4500 for the year. Based on her going 2 days per week.

    Cheaper than what her school fees will be. <img src="images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" smilieid="1" class="inlineimg"

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    Think you'll only get the full 50% if they are in three days or less.

    There is usually an application fees for places attached to schools, but I was asked for $100 for a regular private LDC.

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    $78 per day 3 days a week. Then 50% CCR so $39 per day.

    We are in inner city Adelaide in a private school ELC. siblings get sibling discounts too so next kid is 10% off, one after that 20%, one after that 30%

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    [QUOTE=kw123;7242551]Why are some people saying they don't get CCR? It's not means tested. Are you not citizens?
    [QUOTE] Once you exceed 12 months maternity leave you no longer qualify for CCR. If you are not working or studying you do not get it.

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    We get 0% benefit.

    My children's daycare costs $77.50 a day each. They go 2 days. So one week of childcare fees costs me $310 but with rebate $155.

    The fees cover all meals, snacks, sunscreen, water, hat etc. the centre has a cook each day. It's a non-profit, council run centre.

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    We get 0% benefit.

    My daily fee is $85. Inc: meals and snacks (when in nappies it included wipes, but I provided nappies and when he had bottles I provided formula).

    I receive the quarterly child care rebate, which isn't income tested. Capped at $7500 per child, per year.

    I thinks there's is some confusion about child care rebate & benefit. The benefit reduces your daily fee according to what % your entitled to (based on income -the cut off and 0% benefit I believe is $140,000).

    The rebate is 50% of your our of pocket expenses, capped at $7500 per child, per year. You can get this paid, weekly or fortnightly to your daycare provider therefore reducing your fees or directly to yourself f/n, quarterly or annually (at tax time). Ppl can get caught out doing this though as once that $7500 is used, and you are getting it paid to your daycare, it may run our before the new financial year and you will be paying a higher rate of daycare fees than what you were used to or budgeted for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kw123 View Post
    Think you'll only get the full 50% if they are in three days or less.

    There is usually an application fees for places attached to schools, but I was asked for $100 for a regular private LDC.
    Ah yes, DD will only be going two days per week for social/let me be alone with DS a bit reasons. I work from home but normally just work around them so in my case child care is a "luxury".

    When in Bris we paid $80 application fee for DD to go on wait list (not attached to a school) which was just money down the drain as we moved and I didn't end up going back to part time work.

    I think day cares need to get $$ in anyway they can sometimes.

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    $32 a day I don't get ccr when I asked at Centerlink why I don't get it I was told "because you have no reason to put your kids in care you don't work or study"

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    I think about $46.75 after CCR and CCB. We're in Canberra and DD goes 4 days.


 

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