Interim Home Based Carer Subsidy Programme28 Apr 2015 - 09:30
On 28 April 2015, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, Minister for Social Services announced $246 million in funding over two years for the Interim Home Based Carer Subsidy Programme.
The two year interim program will commence in January 2016 and will subsidise the cost of child care for over 10,000 children delivered in the family home by approximately 4,000 nannies.
The interim program will extend fee assistance to participating families who are having difficulty obtaining child care, particularly those with irregular working hours, families in rural or remote locations or families with other accessibility issues. Care will be provided for up to 50 hours per week, with families meeting the program guideline requirements and earning less than $250,000 per year, eligible to apply.
Families, service providers and nannies will be able to apply to be part of the interim program in the second half of 2015, once program guidelines have been released by the Department of Social Services.
More information is available in the media release.
Budget fact sheet