Fee Help for Preschool in NSW
What is it?
The NSW Government offers funding to subsidise the cost of Preschool in long day care for three-year-old and four-year-old children. Families may save up to $2,110 a year for eligible children aged four years old and above and up to $500 a year for children aged three in eligible long day cares in 2024. This is in addition to the Child Care Subsidy.
Who can get it?
Your child must turn four years old on or before 31 July 2024 and be enrolled in a preschool program at an eligible long day care service like us. If your child is three years old and not yet four years old on, or before 31 July in 2024 and is enrolled at an eligible long day care service, you will receive up to $500 in fee relief.
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 $46.00 each week for children who are at least 4 years old on, or before, 31 July 2024
- up to $11.00 each week for children who are 3 years old and not yet 4 years old on, or before 31 July in 2024.
Families must complete a declaration form and nominate one service from which they would like to receive the fee relief.
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. You can ask your Centre for a fee relief declaration form, or you can download a form and provide it to the Centre.
More information: Start Strong for families