Fee Help for Preschool in ACT

What is it?

The ACT Government offers funding to provide families with 300 hours of Free Preschool a year. The funding offsets the fees for three-year-old children that are part of the Centre’s long day care Preschool program.

Families may save up to $1,329 a year for eligible children aged three-years-old in eligible long day care in 2024 and this is in addition to the Child Care Subsidy.

Who can get it?

To be eligible children must:

  • Turn 3 years of age on or before 30 April 2024.
  • Be a resident of the ACT.
  • Be enrolled at a participating centre (like ours!).

How does it work?

The subsidy is a dollar amount and is applied across 46 weeks of the year. The subsidy will reduce your gap fee by up to $28.90 each week for eligible children. Families must complete a declaration and consent form to nominate one service from which they would like to receive the fee relief. You can only access fee relief from one service at a time.

The fee relief will be passed on to families as a reduction in their gap fees. The reduction in their gap fee will be reflected in the statement that they receive from the Centre.

More information: Free 3 year old preschool


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