Garfield Childcare charges fees from families to cover the gap fee after the CCS (Child Care Subsidy) benefits, which are available to all families. This is based on the combined income of the parents/ carers of the child.

The gap fees are very reasonable compared to the prevailing market rates.

The CCS benefits cover ~ up to 90% and the calculator is:

https://processing.csa.gov.au/ChildSupportFormula/CareEstimator.aspx

In addition, the preschoolers from 3-5 years old will receive funding from Start Strong, saving up to $40.58 per week. This will support the gap fees charged by Garfield Childcare.

Room Fees & info about nappies and meals:

  • Starfish – $148.00 per day – (nappies, wipes, full cream milk, five (5) meals during the day)
  • Turtles – $145.00 per day – (nappies, wipes, full cream milk, five (5) meals during the day)
  • Dolphins and Wombats – $132.00 per day- (five (5) meals during the day)
  • Pre-K koalas – $110.00 per day- (five (5) meals during the day)
  • Before OOSH – $24.00 per day- (Breakfast)
  • After OOSH – $39.00 per day- (Hot lunch, and late afternoon tea)
  • Vacation care – $110.00 per day – (five (5) meals during the day)

Five (5) meals are: Breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, & a late afternoon snack.