Watch as “The Well” takes shape…
The works are continuing swiftly on “The Well” at Highland Reserve, Upper Coomera which will include Young Discoverer’s new OSHC (Outside School Hours Care) facility… It’s all VERY exciting with the last four weekends spent planting out garden beds etc! Even in the recent rain work continued with our fabulous volunteers!!! Such troopers…!!!
Follow the progress using this link…
The “Hilltop Project” gets a name… “The Well”
Announcing the name for the CrossLife ‘Hilltop’ community hub – ‘The Well’ – a place for all to gather and find health, life and community through the gym, outside of school hours care, medical centre and various other community services… Set to open very, very soon!
The new “Child Care Package” is coming in July 2018
The year 2017 is fast coming to a close and it is now that we start looking forward to the New Year and what is in store for 2018!
An important consideration for you will be the Government’s New Child Care Package which commences on 2 July 2018.
Under the new package, the existing Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate will be replaced by a new Child Care Subsidy.
The amount of subsidy that families will receive will be based on three things:
1. their combined family income
2. the level of ‘approved’ activity they undertake
3. the type of child care service they use.
The easiest way to work out how much subsidy you may be eligible for is through the Family Child Care Subsidy Estimator which is available here …
It’s easy to use and only takes a few minutes to fill out.
As we receive more information and come to understand the new processes we will of course share this so that you too can understand!
Childcare Package Family Information Sessions
The first online family webcast information session was held last night. But don’t stress if you missed it! There are two more opportunities to participate! Register now & save the date in your diaries!
Child care fee assistance is changing from 2 July 2018. The Australian Government Department of Education and Training will be holding online family webcast information sessions on the New Child Care Package. Three sessions will be held and families can choose the one that suits them best. The sessions are being held on:
Wednesday 22 November 2017 – 7pm – 8pm AEDT
• Tuesday 28 November 2017 – 8pm – 9pm AEDT
• Thursday 30 November 2017 – 3.30pm – 4.30pm AEDT
The sessions will be an hour which includes a presentation with pauses for questions and answers throughout.
To register for the webcast visit: education.gov.au/childcare