COVID-19: Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Relief Package

On 2 April 2020, the Australian Government announced the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Relief Package.

Last Updated: 10:15 AM, 31 July 2020

Free child care through the ECEC Relief Package ended on July 12, 2020.

This means that fees apply to our Early Education and Care, Family Day Care and in Home Care and Out of School Hours Care, supported by the Child Care Subsidy. More information about the announcement can be found here.

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) has created a useful frequently asked questions article that outlines the key tenets of the new policies, rules and conditions, which can be found on their website.

Please download our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document for more information

 


 

We thank you for your understanding, support and patience during this time, and ask that as we continue to work through this situation, that should you have any questions or concerns, to please contact us directly. Communities@Work is committed to working through this with you and we are doing our very best to support children, families and educators.

If you have any questions or need help, please call our Children’s Services Enrolments Team on 1300 212 273 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday or email enrolments@commsatwork.org


Please visit our COVID-19 Information and Advice page for more information about Communities@Work’s response to the COVID-19 crisis; and for more information about the Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package, please refer to the Australian Department of Education, Skills and Employment website.

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