From 24 January 2022, child care providers can choose to offer a discounted fee to employees with children enrolled at one of their services.
The discount will not affect the employee’s Child Care Subsidy (CCS) entitlement.
This measure will support providers to attract and retain their early childhood workforce.
Who can get a discount?
Providers can offer discounts to employees who:
- are employed, contracted or engaged as an educator or early childhood teacher, and
- are working at a Centre Based Day Care or Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) service, and
- have a child enrolled in an early childhood education and care service where they work or is owned by their provider.
A centre director or OSHC coordinator who has an early childhood education and care qualification and is working at a service would be considered an educator or early childhood teacher and be eligible for a discount.