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Fees

  • No money is to be handed to staff.
  • Invoices/Receipts will be issued fortnightly by the Financial Services Directorate.
  • Any alteration in care arrangements – days / hours must be discussed with the Director.
  • Parents who wish to remove their children from the Centre are required to give two weeks notice in writing or pay two weeks fees in lieu of notice.

Salary packaging

If you are a permanent employee of the University of New England, you have the opportunity to participate in a salary packaging scheme which allows you to receive part of your renumeration in the form of benefits rather than salary. The cost of child care at Yarm Gwanga may be incorporated into a salary package. There is no Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) on child care at Yarm Gwanga. You need to have your child booked into Yarm Gwanga for AT LEAST one permanent day, casual care will not be salary packaged.

Public holidays

If your child normally attends the Centre on a day that falls as a public holiday, normal payment is required for that day.

Overtime

The centre closes at 5.45pm, children must be picked up prior to this. Parents will be charged a fee of $15.00 per 1/4 hour or part there of.

Absences

The Centre must be notified by 10am if your child is unable to attend the Centre for any reason. This allows for catering purposes and for those children wanting to attend that day on a casual basis. No reduction in fees will be allowed where your child is absent for any reason, including sickness.

Intensive School care

Fees are to be paid in full prior to the commencement of the residential school.

Once your child/children have set booked days you are liable for full fee payment for the period of the booking, even if you withdraw from or fail to attend your residential school.

Vacation care

Open 8.00am to 5.45pm, Monday to Friday during NSW public school holidays, at a cost of $50 per day.

Child Care Benefit

Child Care Benefit (CCB) is a payment made to families to assist with the costs of childcare. Families using approved childcare are able to choose to receive CCB through fee reductions or as a lump sum payment after the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has processed their tax returns.

For families choosing to receive CCB as a fee reduction, the level of fee reduction is based on their estimated taxable income for the year in which the care was received. Their actual entitlement will be calculated once actual incomes are known, after the ATO processes their tax returns. The difference between entitlement and fee reductions received will be paid to or recovered by the FAO (Family Assistance Office).

Allowable Absences and Approved Absences

Allowable Absence Days – CCB is paid for up to 30 allowable absence days for each child per financial year across all approved long day care centres, family day care, schemes and specialised outside school hours care services. Allowable absence days can be taken for any reason.

Allowable Absences include holidays and sickness but do not include the following: (CCB will be paid for these and are not counted towards the 30 day limit)

  • Illness (with a medical certificate)
  • Non-immunisation
  • Rostered days off
  • Rotating shift work
  • Temporary closure of a school or pupil free days
  • Public holidays
  • Periods of local emergency
  • Court order shared custody
  • Attendance at a preschool

Once the child has reached 30 allowable absence days CCB is not paid for any further absences, unless the absences are taken for an approved absence.


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