Waiting List Heritage is affiliated with the Australian National University (ANU) and priority is given to the children of staff and students at the ANU. Please fill-in our online waiting list application form if your family would like to join our community.
It is important that email and mobile phone details are up to date on the application as an email and text message will be sent to offer a place when one becomes available. Offers must be accepted or declined within 2 working days by calling, emailing or visiting the service. Failure to respond results in offers becoming inactive.
Fees Fees are currently $145.00 per day (as at 1/1/2023) and are payable fortnightly in advance via Debitsuccess. Salary sacrifice is available to ANU employees as a pre-tax or post-tax deduction.
The Child Care Subsidy (CCS) The Child Care Subsidy (CCS) commenced on 2 July 2018 and replaced the Child Care Benefit (CCB) and Child Care Rebate (CCR) with a single, means-tested subsidy. CCS is the main way the Government assists families with their child care fees. It is generally paid directly to child care providers to be passed on to families as a fee reduction. Families make a co-contribution to their child care fees and pay to the provider the difference between the fee charged and the subsidy amount.
Some basic requirements must be satisfied for an individual to be eligible to receive Child Care Subsidy for a child. These include the child meeting immunisation requirements and the individual, or their partner, meeting residency requirements. In addition, the individual must be liable to pay for care provided, the care must be delivered in Australia by an approved child care provider, and not be part of a compulsory education program.
The three factors that determine a family's level of Child Care Subsidy are:
Combined annual family income
Activity test – the activity level of both parents
Service type – type of child care service and whether the child attends school
The maximum CCS amount is increasing from 85% to 90% and families earning $80,000 or less will get 90% subsidy.
Families earning $80,000 to $530,000 will get a subsidy that tapers down from 90%, depending on their income. The subsidy will go down by 1% for each $5,000 earned.
Families with more than one child aged 5 or under, with income below $356,756 can still get a higher rate for their second and younger children.
Families can now get at least 36 hours of CCS per fortnight for each Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander child in their care regardless of their family's activity level. Watch the video from the Department of Education.