Our Fees, Child Care Subsidy And Session Hours

We understand that each family has different circumstances.

When it comes to sending your child to day care many parents may feel limited with what options are readily available. At My Cubby House Early Learning, we provide a range of options so you can find something that will suit your families lifestyle. You may also be eligible for the Government Child Care Subsidy to make your child’s care more affordable.

Our Fees

Our centre fees are as follows (effective 10th July 2023):
Program Lullaby Lane (0-15m) Huggable Hills (15-24m) Bravehearts Boulevard (2-3yrs) Adventurers Alley (3-4yrs) Kindergarten Crossing (4+yrs)
Daily Rate $130 $130 $125 $122 $122
5 Day Weekly Rate $617.50 – $123.50pd $617.50 – $123.50pd $593.75 – $118.75pd $579.50 – $115.90pd $579.50 – $115.90pd

Fee Information

$50 per child, non-refundable enrolment fee. $100 fee for short-term booking.

All fees must be paid one week in advance and are payable for ALL days booked, including any absences due to illness, holidays * & Public

*Each family is entitled to 2 weeks’ holiday at 50% fees per financial year

We are open 52 weeks per year, and closed on Public holidays only.

Daily Sessions Available:

  • 12 Hour Session = Mon – Fri. 6.30am to 6.30pm. Full fees apply. (Late pick up will incur additional charges – please refer to our Fee Policy).
  • 10 Hour Session = Mon – Fri. 7.30am to 5.30pm.
  • 9 Hour Session = Mon – Fri. 8am to 5pm
  • 6 Hour Session = Mon & Fri Only. 9am to 3pm or 10am to 4pm. Offered at Reduced Rate of $93

Exceeding your chosen session hours may affect your CCS payments. You will be liable for full fees on any hours attended above your fortnightly allocation of subsided hours and Centrelink may even withhold all subsidies whilst investigating any constant discrepancies between your chosen session hours to your actual attendance.

Included In Your Fees:

  • Nutritious meals prepared daily at the centre using fresh ingredients (morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea).
  • Cot sheets, nappies and wipes (0-2yrs).

Extra-Curricular Programs: (*Included in daily fee*)

ProgramLullaby Lane
1 & 2
Huggable Hills
1 & 2
Bravehearts Boulevard 1Bravehearts Boulevard 2Adventurers AlleyKindergarten Crossing 1Kindergarten Crossing 2
Language Lesson*WedWedWedWedWedWedWed
Music with Mr J*FriFriFriFriFriFriFri

Kids In The Garden

(QKF funded)*

Every 2nd


Every 2nd


Every 2nd


Every 2nd


Every 2nd


Every 2nd


Every 2nd


Happy Feet (Additional Cost)Mon 3pmMon 3pmMon 3pmMon 3pmMon 3pmMon 3pmMon 3pm
(Additional Cost)
Swiming (Additional Cost) 

Wed Term 2

10 weeks

Wed Term 2

10 weeks

Child Care Subsidy (CCS)

As of 2 July 2018, the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) replaced Child Care Benefit (CCB) and Child Care Rebate (CCR) as the sole means-tested subsidy available to assist families with the cost of child care.

The amount of Child Care Subsidy you are eligible for is based on three factors:

1. How many hours of ‘work-related’ activity you and your partner undertake each fortnight. If a couple, the number of subsidised hours will be based on the partner with the lowest hours of activity.
Hours of activity per fortnightMaximum number of hours of subsidy per fortnight
Less than 8 hours

0 hours if you earn above $80,000

24 hours if you earn $80,000or below

8 to 16 hours36 hours
More than 16 to 48 hours72 hours
More than 48 hours100 hours
2. Your combined family income
Combined Family IncomeSubsidy received as a % of fee charged (up to hourly rate cap)
$0 to $80,00090%

More than $80,000 to below $530,000


Between 90% and 0%.
The percentage goes down by 1% for every $5,000 of income your family earns above $80,000
$530,000 or more0%

If you have more than one child aged 5 or younger, you may get a higher rate for one or more of your children.

You can still claim CCS even if your family income estimate is $530,000 or more. If you actually earn less than this, we’ll pay you the subsidy you’re entitled to. We’ll do this when we balance your payments at the end of the financial year.

Watch this video to learn more about Child Care Subsidy and your family income: https://youtu.be/2AgLUdh9nOw

3. The hourly rate cap based on the type of approved child care you use.
Combined Family Income Subsidy received as a % of fee charged (up to hourly rate cap)
$0 to $80,000 90%
More than $80,000 to below $530,000 Between 90% and 0% The percentage goes down by 1% for every $5,000 of income your family earns

As a long day care service, the hourly rate cap for My Cubby House Early Learning is $12.31

Further information about the Child Care Subsidy including what constitutes work-related activity can be found on the Department of Human Services website.

You can get an estimate of what your family may be entitled to by entering your details into the Department of Human Services Payment and Service Finder.

If you know your hours of activity per fortnight and combined family income, the CCS Calculator is a useful tool to calculate your out-of-pocket expenses based on the number of days and hours your child will attend our centre and the daily rate for their age group.

Queensland Kindergarten Funding – For Children in Kindergarten Crossing

Families who are eligible for the Queensland kindergarten funding may be entitled to fee discounts.

Child Eligibility Criteria:

  • At least for 4yrs of age by June 30 in the year commencing kindergarten.
  • Must attend and approved kindergarten Program for a minimum of 15 hours a week.
  • Please attach a copy of your child’s Birth Certificate, Passport, Statutory Declaration or Government issued letter verifying your child’s date of birth.

Families can only be eligible for either FTB or Kindy plus.

All eligible children enrolled will be eligible for the $3 daily discount.

Funding OfferedEligibilityDocumentation / Evidence required

MCH Base Subsidy Funding

$3 per day discount

Meet child QKF Eligibility CriteraChild’s Birth Certificate, Passport, Statutory Declaraion or Government issued letter verifying your child’s date of birth

Affordability Funding – Kindy Plus

$1,409.50 per annum/ $352.37 per term

Must meet one of the following requirements:

*Health Care or pension Concession card
*Veterans Card
*Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Origin
*Refugees hold an Australian government issued visa under the refugee or humanitarian program

Provide a copy of a current and acceptable card, visa or documentation.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Origin- No evidence required.

Affordability Funding – FTB

(Family Tax Benefit)

$500 per annum/$125 per term

Family Tax Benefit Part A or Part B payment in the previous financial year?(i.e. 2021/2022 financial year for 2023 enrolmentFamily Tax Benefit Eligibility Letter of previous financial year

If parents are eligible for additional funding this will be applied on a weekly basis and will reduce the out-of-pocket expenses each week for eligible families.

Want to know more about our fees?

If you need some more guidance or would just prefer to speak to us directly about how the CCS changes will affect your family, please don’t hesitate to come into our centre or call us on 5527 1679. Our director, Catherine, and her friendly team are more than happy to assist with identifying the best option for your family’s specific circumstances.

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