Since 2 July 2018, the new system has meant enormous changes for the early learning sector, with service providers having to adjust to new regulations, a new reporting system to government, a new IT system, and a whole new process for families.
The CCS also means that some families will be better off with a smaller "out-of-pocket" fee, while others will be worse off, depending on their family income and family activities.
With about 1.2 million Australian children in early learning environments, the new Child Care Subsidy is the most significant change in up to 40 years.
In order for ACA NSW to advocate on behalf of childcare service providers, we are very interested to find out how service providers have been affected by the new CCS and report these findings back to the Federal Government and relevant Shadow Ministers, with a view to engage with them about:
- how to improve the new system from a practical, operational sense
- high quality early learning services. how to improve the new system to reflect that all children count and that all families should have access to a base level of affordable
The survey below should only take you a few minutes to complete and does not require any personal information that reveals your identity.
We would greatly appreciate your feedback on this very important issue.
We will produce a report of the survey results in late July/early August.
We are also keen to hear how your families have been affected by the new CCS.
To that end, we would greatly appreciate your help in sharing our survey of families about their experiences with the new Child Care Subsidy. Would you plese share our article which provides a little more context as well as the survey.
With your help, we can provide government with as much information as possible about how the sector has been affected by the new Child Care Subsidy.
Thanking you in advance.