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    I think that's about right unfortunately. Unless you are eligible for both CCR (which as a PP said you can get while on mat leave, otherwise need to be working or studying) and CCB then I think most people pay about $40-$60 per day.

    Full daycare fees vary between about $70 and $130 per day depending on the centre.

    I get CCR but not CCB and pay $45.

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    Sounds about average.
    Different centres charge different amounts but they are all roughly in that ballpark.

    I get ccr and ccb (on mat leave). They charge $96 a day for a 3 yo, it's more expensive the younger they are. My out of pocket costs are $47 a day. My centre provides morning and arvo tea (usually fruit and bikkies) and lunch but not nappies.
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    If you have a health care card, depending on your state, you may be entitled for fee relief for approved preschools (not daycare).
    I know where I am there is only 1 preschool and 6 daycare centres so getting a spot at a preschool is almost impossible (getting a spot in daycare was hard enough!). They do give preference to low income families though.

    Eta: you will get fee relief but with preschools you do not get ccb (or is it ccr?) so it can actually work out more expensive lol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkTutu View Post
    I think you'll still get CCR if you happen to be on mat leave.
    I've heard that's up to a year on mat leave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamasupial View Post
    I've heard that's up to a year on mat leave.
    I'm taking 14 months of mat leave and receive ccr.

    Bloody hell it's confusing hey

    Eta:well maybe technically not, I'm taking 14 months off but had 10 weeks of annual leave? (I'm sure centrelink didn't ask for exact details though).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamasupial View Post
    I've heard that's up to a year on mat leave.
    Yes, this is what it says on the Centrelink website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamasupial View Post
    I've heard that's up to a year on mat leave.
    Maybe it's a year from when they start care?

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    I think it's 12 months mat leave - the period where your employer holds your job open. but you'll get it for your 14 mths if you are on 10 weeks AL, that would be classed as work.

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    Yeah that figure sounds about correct to me.
    I pay $52 for DS's 1day of daycare a week

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    I'm only working for a couple of hours a week, tutoring. Should i be applying for the ccr?? I haven't because i didn't think I'd qualify with that amount of work.


 

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