Early Learning Groups Fees as at 3 January 2022


All daily fees will be charged at 12 hours sessions unless your eligible CCS hours fit the following criteria
100 hours Eligible per fortnight72 hours Eligible per fortnight36 hours Eligible per fortnight24 hours Eligible per fortnight
10 x 10hr day per fortnight this option is for full time attendance only

6 x 12hr day per fortnight

or 8 x 9hr day per fortnight

4 x 9hr day per fortnight2 x 12hr day per fortnight


* Out of pocket expense can be much lower than the above rates depending on your eligibility for federal government assistance, Childcare Subsidy. Calculate your rate at https://www.humanservices.gov.au


Before and After School Care & Vacation Care Fees

For full details on our Before & After School Care and our Vacation Care, including fees, please click here.

Payment of Fees

A booking fee of $50.00 is payable when your booking is confirmed. For this your child is provided with a Benowa ELC sunsafe hat. We run our fees on a weekly basis, therefore on commencement, you will be paying for the current week. If we are able to approximate what your weekly fee will be (less Child Care Subsidy you will only need to pay this reduced amount. Fees are then payable weekly by the Ezidebit Direct Debit payment system.

Child Care Subsidy (CCS)

How does it work?

Three things will determine a family’s level of Child Care Subsidy:

1.  Combined family income

A family’s annual adjusted taxable income will determine the percentage of subsidy they are eligible for.  To estimate what your new subsidy might be, go to education.gov.au/childcare

2.  Activity level of parents 

The number of hours of subsidised care families can access, will be determined by an activity test.  The higher the level of activity, the more hours of subsidised care families can access, up to a maximum of 100 hours per fortnight.

Recognised Activities 

  • paid work – including leave, such as maternity leave
  • study and training
  • unpaid work in family business
  • looking for work (if this is your only activity, an individual will be entitled to up to 36 hours of subsidised care per fortnight)
  • volunteering
  • self-employment
  • other activities on a case-by-case basis


Hours of Activity 

The parent or guardian with the lowest hours of activity per fortnight will determine the hours of subsidised care.  The hours of subsidy are per child.

Hours of activity Hours of subsidy*
For families earning up to $70,015
Less than 8 hours24 hours
For families earning up to $354,305
8 to 16 hours36 hours
More than 16 to 48 hours72 hours
more than 48 hours100 hours

*per fortnight

Annual subsidy cap

Families earning $190,015 or less will have no cap on the amount of Child Care Subsidy they can claim.  Families earning over $190,015 and under $354,305 will have a cap on the the amount of Child Care Subsidy they can claim per child, per year of $10,655.

Hours of Operation

6.30am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday. 6.30am to 8.30am Before School Care. 3.00pm to 6.30pm After School Care.

Funded Kindergarten Program

Benowa Early Learning Centre is an approved kindergarten program provider under the Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme. If you provide the Centre with a copy of your current health care card, you may be eligible for a rebate at the end of the Kindergarten year. Click here to view the current Statement of Fees for Kindergarten,           Click here to view Transition Statement Consent Form or visit www.earlychildhood.qld.gov.au/earlychildhood.html for more information.