From the 2nd of July 2018, a new childcare package will be introduced to Australia that focuses on providing more affordable, accessible and flexible support to families. The Child Care Subsidy (CCS) is a single, means-tested subsidy that will replace the old childcare system, with movement towards a more genuine system that’s both simpler and faster. The new Child Care Subsidy will be paid directly to childcare providers and be passed onto families, meaning providers will have to be up to date with their systems.
Transitioning to the New CCS as a Provider
Here are the various actions you need to take in order to successfully transition:
- Register in PRODA– Registering for your PRODA (Provider Digital Access) account is the first part of the transition. If this isn’t completed, you will not be able to move on to the next step. An employee in key management should have already registered.
- Complete Online Transition Form – The online transition form opened in April. You’ll need to log on to the Provider Entry Point (PEP) and complete the form for your centre. At this point, the online form will require you to verify details about your centre’s services.
- Activate Your Childcare Software – You need to ensure that your child care software is activated and up to date with the new CCSS (Child Care Subsidy System). KidsXap will alert you when you’re able to take this step.
- Update Your Enrolments & Details – Your childcare software provider will provide you with support in transitioning your enrolments, making new ones, updating your information, and linking management or key personnel to your services through their PRODA account.
Contact KidsXap on 1300 543 792 for help with the transition process, or learn more with the Department of Education and Training fact sheet.