Affordable Child Care Education

Tiny Town is a not-for-profit early learning child care centre and kindergarten. It is our aim to keep our fees as low as possible to ensure equitable access to quality early education.

Our Fees

Day Rate (8.15am – 4.15pm):

  • 2-3 year olds – $84.50
  • 3-5 years – $80
Before & After CarePermanent  Casual  
3-5 yrs2-3 yrs3-5 yrs2-3 yrs
Before hours care 7:30 - 8:15$ 9.50$ 10.00$ 11.50$ 12.00
After hours care 4:15 - 5:30$ 15.50$ 16.00$ 18.50$ 19.00

Please note: that while we do not provide childcare or Kindergarten learning on public holidays you will still need to pay fees for those days. The exceptions to this are Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. This is an Australian Government ruling.

Our fees are paid fortnightly in advance. Payment can be made via credit card or direct debit. Please contact our Administration Officer to arrange this.

Child Care Subsidy

The federal government pays the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) directly to your approved child care provider (i.e. Tiny Town) to reduce the fees you pay. This subsidy will take into consideration three things.

  1. Combined Family Income
  2. Activity level of parents
  3. Type of child care service used

You can use this online estimator to find out what it means for your family and the likely subsidy you will receive.

To learn more about the subsidy, please visit Australian Government Child Care Package for families.

To be eligible for the subsidy you will need to register with the Federal Department of Human Services (DHS). You can contact DHS by phone on 13 61 50 or via their website www.humanservices.gov.au

Additional Child Care Subsidy

The Additional Child Care Subsidy is a top up payment in addition to the Child Care Subsidy and provides additional assistance to families and children facing barriers in accessing child care. The Additional Child Care Subsidy has four elements:

  • Child Wellbeing
  • Grandparents
  • Temporary Financial Hardship
  • Transition to Work

To find out more about your eligibility for this contact the Federal Department of Human Services (DHS). You can contact DHS by phone on 13 61 50 or via their website www.humanservices.gov.au

Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme (QKFS) Plus Kindy Support

QKFS Plus Kindy Support is available to eligible families with a child enrolled in an approved kindergarten program.

The subsidy is provided directly to your approved kindergarten service provider (i.e. Tiny Town)  to reduce your out of pocket expenses.

You will be eligible if you:

  • hold a current Australian Government Health Care Card (or have a child who does)
  • are a foster family with a current Australian Government Health Care Card
  • hold a Department of Veterans’ Affairs Gold Card or White Card
  • identify as being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander (or have a child who does)
  • have 3 or more children, of the same age, enrolled in the same year.

The subsidy can be claimed once only, even if you meet multiple criteria.

For more details on rebates and financial assistance, visit: https://www.qld.gov.au/families/babies/childcare/rebates

Additional Information on Government and Early Childhood Support

There are a number of government websites that provide further details on the types of childcare services and related subsidy funding available.

  • Funding
    My Child

    At this website you will find information on different types of childcare and how to get assistance with the cost of childcare. This site also has information and links to other useful websites about children’s health and wellbeing, parenting and family support services.

    Additionally, mychild.gov.au contains details of the Australian Government’s early childhood agenda. This information covers a wide range of policies the Government is implementing to improve early childhood education and care.

    Centrelink

    At this website you can find out your entitlements and childcare rebate options.

  • Information
    Starting Blocks

    Startingblocks.gov.au is a new, family friendly resource available to help new parents answer child care questions and better understand the benefits of early childhood education and care. It offers helpful tips for parents on early childhood development and what to look for to ensure their child gets quality care and learning experience. Starting Blocks was developed by ACECQA. See below.

    Office for Early Childhood Education and Care

    The Office for Early Childhood Education and Care is responsible for the strategic management and implementation of early childhood reforms. They are also responsible for the coordination of early childhood education and care programs, regulation and supporting quality improvement for all child care services in Queensland and working with stakeholders and service providers to meet Government goals.

    Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)

    ACECQA is the national body ensuring early childhood education and care across Australia is high quality.

    Early Childhood Australia

    Early Childhood Australia is the peak early-childhood advocacy organisation, acting in the interests of young children, their families and those in the early childhood field.

    Department of Human Services

    The Department of Human Services is responsible for the development of Australian Government service delivery policy and offers a range of social, health and other payments and services. Support is available through Medicare, Centrelink and the Child Support program.