Child care costs falling in Forde

OUT-of-pocket child care costs have fallen more than 10 per cent since the federal government’s child care subsidy was introduced, according to Forde MP Bert van Manen.

CHILDREN: Forde MP Bert van Manen says the child care subsidy is easing the financial burden on families in the electorate.

CHILDREN: Forde MP Bert van Manen says the child care subsidy is easing the financial burden on families in the electorate.

Mr van Manen said families in the Forde electorate had saved 10.4 per cent on childcare costs since the policy was introduced on July 2, 2018.

“The Morrison government is providing record funding and greater support to families in Forde as part of its new child care package, including the child care subsidy,” he said.

“Our government’s child care subsidy ensures families in Forde earning the least and working the most are supported to access the child care they need.

“Since the introduction of our government’s new child care subsidy...we have seen the largest quarterly fall in child care prices in a decade.”

Eligibility criteria for the subsidy requires parents to care for a child 13-years-old or younger and not attending secondary school.

Parents must use an approved child care service, be responsible for paying child care fees and meet residency and immunisation requirements.