Papilio Early Learning North Strathfield sign on child care centre building

Sessions & Fees

Sessions

Your care, your way

Make your Child Care Subsidy work for you! Choose the session which best suits your needs.

 
Full DayFull Day
Best for

Families whose pick up and drop off times vary each day.

Families who require the full session of hours to allow for travel time to and from the centre.

Session time*

From centre open to close.

Grace period**

Does not apply.

Out of Session fee

Does not apply.

 
10-hour Set Session10-hour Set Session
Best for

Families who can consistently pick up and drop off their children within a 10-hour or less window.

Families who want to maximise their Child Care Subsidy entitlement.

Session time*

7:30am - 5:30pm, or

10-hour session can commence at time of drop-off.

Grace period**

30 minutes past due pick-up time.

Out of Session fee

$5 per family, per 30 minutes past due pick-up time.

* Session time: The number of hours care is available to your child within a single day booking.
** Grace period: The allowance we make for late pick-up before Out of Session fees apply.

Please note: 10-hour Set Sessions are subject to availability, Government rules and changes to centre operations. Out of Set Session fees are charged in 30-minute blocks for late pick up after Grace period expires within normal operating hours. Pick up outside of normal operating hours will incur standard late fee charges. Parents must confirm all arrangements with Centre Manager at the time of enrolment. Set Sessional care may be changed or revoked at any time by providing 14 days written notice.

Fees

We are an Australian Government approved child care centre, which means families who are eligible for the Child Care Subsidy (CCS), Additional Child Care Subsidy (ACCS), or other payments will be able to link to our centre through their myGov account.

The CCS, ACCS and other Child Care Package payments reduce the true cost of child care fees for eligible families, and is paid directly to our centre, based on the information provided to Centrelink.

There are key factors which decide how much your CCS entitlement will be:

  1. Your combined family income
  2. The amount of Approved Activity hours completed each fortnight by the lower-income earning parent
  3. The type of child care session enrolled in e.g. long day care or out of school hours care

Your CSS entitlement will be a percentage subsidy applied to your child care fees, and a set amount of hours that percentage subsidy will apply for.

To estimate your Child Care Subsidy or other entitlements you may be eligible for, please visit Centrelink's Payment and Services page.

When you enrol in our centre, we'll work with you to complete a Complying Written Arrangement (CWA) which lists your normal permanent days, and also allows for convenient casual care bookings. At the time of enrolment, you will be required to pay two weeks' fees - the current week and a week in advance. Fees are paid via direct debit and family accounts are to be kept a week in advance at all times.

Check What's Provided in our Child Care Fees, and speak to our Centre Manager about the current fees when you visit for a tour.

Questions about Centrelink's Activity Test? Speak to our Child Care Subsidy specialists on 1800 CHILD CARE
Speak to our Child Care Subsidy Specialists