Child Care Subsidy

Child Care Subsidy (CCS) at Y Learn and Swim

In order to receive subsidies, families need to ensure that they provide the necessary information to Y Learn and Swim and take the appropriate actions through their myGov account.

Early Education Centre CCS

Childcare Subsidy (CCS) enables families attending a Early Education Centre to receive a discount directly off the daily service fee. The amount of subsidy families will receive is based on three things.

  1. Their combined family income
  2. The level of ‘approved’ activity they undertake
  3. The type of childcare service they use.


If your child attends the service on a:

  • Casual capacity you will need to tick and confirm “Casual” on your myGov.
  • Permanent capacity you will need to tick and confirm “Routine” and “Casual” on your myGov.


As Y Learn and Swim is approved for CCS, please ensure you provide us with the CRN number and date of birth of your child/ren and the parent/guardian who receives CCS.

Families will receive their Child Care Subsidy (CCS) off the fee once they approve their booking through their myGov account. It is important that families approve their attendances, as you will not receive or be backdated any CCS for any days that are attended before this approval occurs.

Changes to income

Services Australia sends our service updated listings via internet connection every day; however, the contract remains between Services Australia and individual families. It is therefore your responsibility to notify Centrelink of any changes to your income.

Additional Child Care Subsidy

Some families may be eligible for an additional subsidy to reduce the overall cost of childcare in an approved service. To receive this, you must be eligible for Child Care Subsidy, and you need to meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • an eligible grandparent getting an income support payment
  • transitioning from certain income support payments to work
  • experiencing temporary financial hardship
  • caring for a child who is vulnerable or at risk of harm, abuse, or neglect

Y Learn and Swim (the Y Ballarat) directs all queries regarding grandparent, transitioning and temporary hardship to Services Australia for assessment. The provider may claim on behalf of the family for cases where there is a vulnerable or at-risk child involved. Y Learn and Swim (the Y Ballarat) collects, and documents all required information to support the claim prior to processing the application.