Ok, well my boy started daycare today. And when I filled the enrollment forms out my sons CCB is 100% 24hrs pw. Well now today after my sons first day, I get a bill. It would usually cost $136 pw, but CCB is $99.79, so that still leaves us paying $36.21 pw($72.42 a fortnight). Now as me and DP dont work, we live off our centrelink payments and our sons carer allowance. We dont know if we can honestly afford this(and I was thinking of putting my DD is daycare 1 day pw, but not now, prob cant afford it). My sister worked and her DD was in daycare and she wasnt even paying that amount. I just want to know if it sounds ok, cuz if it is we might have to take him out simply due to the fact our financial situation. I am planning on getting a job, but not til my DD is really for daycare, so til then I cant afford it.
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16-04-2012 15:14 #1
CCB, does this sound right to you?
16-04-2012 15:17 #2
Do you have CCR being paid directly to the centre or to you?
Id say they've billed you before they've taken CCR & CCB into account.
16-04-2012 15:18 #3Senior Member
- Join Date
- Jan 2009
If you look on the back of the FAO letter, the 100% is a percentage of a set fee ($3 something from memory), whereas the actual amount charged by the centre will be more than that, ie. my centre charges $6.70 per hour for the set 11 hours ($74 per day).
16-04-2012 15:20 #4
16-04-2012 15:21 #5
As a single mum, on 100% CCB I paid $28/day for LDC in the 2 to 5 year rooms.
CCR won't apply if you don't meet the activity requirements.
16-04-2012 15:28 #6
$36 is for two days not one? I think that sounds pretty reasonable!
My understanding is you need to be either working or studying 15 hours per week to qualify for CCR?
16-04-2012 15:46 #7Senior Member
- Join Date
- May 2008
As pp said ccb is calculated on a set rate. 100% is about $3.80 per hour but centers charge more than this. Ccr is only applicable to parents who are working or studying.
16-04-2012 16:17 #8
Thanks for all the replies. I guess it will just be tight financially for us then, things we do for our kids.
16-04-2012 16:25 #9
If both you and your DP are unemployed and $36 a week is going to seriously make things tight for you why doesn't your DP look for a job?!
Even stacking shelves at a supermarket or working fast food will bring in more money than centrelink benefits would.
If your DP getting a job is not an option (?!) and both parents are home and neither studying (I am saying this based on that you aren't eligible for CCR) then can I ask what the need for you DS to be in cc is if it genuinely is going to be a stretch to pay it?!
16-04-2012 16:26 #10
Without CCR, most low income families with one child in care usually pay anywhere from 15 to 30 per day for long daycare.
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