The Child Care Rebate ( CCR) is not means-tested and covers families for 50 per cent of their out-of-pocket approved child care expenses after the CCB has been received, up to an annual maximum of $7500 per child. This assistance helps eligible parents who are working, studying or training with the cost of approved child care.
Table 3: Programme 1.3 Child Care Rebate performance information
|Deliverable||2013—14 estimate||2013—14 actual|
|Number of families receiving only Child Care Rebate||203,000||349,000|
Note: Child Care Rebate estimates are as published in the 2013–14 Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Portfolio Budget Statements. Actual CCR data for the 2013–14 financial year was not available at the time of publication. These figures are estimates based on the September quarter and unpublished December quarter data for 2013–14. The data is sourced from Department of Education administrative collections.
The Productivity Commission Inquiry into Child Care and Early Childhood Learning
The Productivity Commission’s Inquiry into Child Care and Early Childhood Learning received more than 2000 submissions and online comments through its public submission processes, comprising over 900 formal submissions and around 1170 online comments. The use of online comments was a first for the Productivity Commission and was designed to make it easier for busy parents and child care workers to participate in the inquiry.