Young kids & technology at home

Technological devices are now an integral part of everyone’s lives. Everywhere you look now is a mobile device and its more often than not in your child’s hands. They expertly swipe up, down, left and right and seem to know how to use your devices better than you do. If children are uneducated in the use of these devices, they may feel like they are at a disadvantage when they start Kindergarten. So, is all this technology okay for our [...]

What are the Immunisation requirements for the Child Care Subsidy?

Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting people against harmful diseases that can cause serious health problems. The Australian Government’s Immunise Australia Program implements the National Immunisation Program (NIP) Schedule, which currently includes vaccines against a total of 16 diseases. These include routine childhood vaccinations against diseases that were once fatal, such as measles, diphtheria and whooping cough, as well as more recently developed vaccines, such as Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and the meningococcal C vaccine. From January [...]

What is the Childcare Rebate?

The Child Care Benefit (CCB) and the Child Care Rebate (CCR) is financial assistance by the government to help with the cost of approved childcare. What is Child Care Benefit? CCB is available to eligible families to reduce the cost of childcare fees. It is based on a family’s income and paid directly to the service. Eligibility for CCB Your child must be attending an approved child care centre You or your partner must meet residency requirements Your [...]