service hours and fees
Once approved, carers are permitted to care for up to 7 children under the age of 12 (including their own) at a time.
Carers set their own fees and days/ hours of service.
For example, morning care is 7am - 9am and afternoon care 3:30pm - 6:30pm.
A carer could charge $18 for the morning and $27 for the afternoon.
Note: Families cannot currently claim the Child Care Rebate or Child Care Benefit for home based care.
Use this table to estimate a carer's break even point. i.e. how soon after commencing care they will recover their start-up costs.
E.g. $1000 of start-up expenses could be recovered in just two weeks if caring for 4 children, before and after school, three times per week.