We're now into the third week of the new Child Care Subsidy, and unfortunately the transition period is proving to be challenging on many fronts.
There are a handful of operational issues that continue to be problematic for service providers as well as families, and some of these have impacted heavily on both parties. These frustrations are only compounded by not being able to get clear answers from Centrelink and the Department of Education and Training on how these issues are being addressed.
As all families with children in early learning services would be aware, the government's new Child Care Subsidy has now replaced the previous system (Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate).
The new system means that some families will be better off with a smaller "out of pocket" fee, while others will be worse off, depending on their family income and family activities.
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