If you are a permanent employee of the University of New England, you have the opportunity to participate in a salary packaging scheme which allows you to receive part of your remuneration in the form of benefits rather than salary. The cost of childcare at Yarm Gwanga may be incorporated into a salary package. There is no Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) on childcare at Yarm Gwanga. You need to have your child booked into Yarm Gwanga for AT LEAST one permanent day, casual care will not be salary packaged.
If your child normally attends the Centre on a day that falls as a public holiday, normal payment is required for that day.
The center closes at 5.45pm, children must be picked up prior to this. Parents will be charged a fee of $40.00 per 1/4 hour or part thereof.
The Centre must be notified by 10 am if your child is unable to attend the Centre for any reason. This allows for catering purposes and for those children wanting to attend that day on a casual basis. No reduction in fees will be allowed where your child is absent for any reason, including sickness.
Intensive School care
Fees are to be paid in full prior to the commencement of the residential school.
Once your child/children have set booked days you are liable for full fee payment for the period of the booking, even if you withdraw from or fail to attend your residential school.
Open 8.00am to 5.45pm, Monday to Friday during NSW public school holidays.
Child Care Subsidy
Child Care Subsidy (CCS) is a payment made to families to assist with the costs of childcare.
The Australian Government provides families with financial assistance to help cover the costs of approved child care – the Child Care Subsidy (CCS). It is paid directly to providers to reduce the fees you pay. The amount you get depends on your family’s income, the type of child care you use, the age of your child and the hours you and your partner work and other activities that improve your skills. You can claim these subsidies through your Centrelink online account through myGov.
If your child is absent from daycare
When your child is going to be absent from YarmGwanga, you need to let us know so we can accurately record the absence.
Families are entitled to 42 absence days per child, per financial year, and may be entitled to additional absence days in certain circumstances (including illness of the child, a parent or sibling).
Illness (with a medical certificate)
Rostered days off
Rotating shift work
Temporary closure of a school or pupil free days
Periods of local emergency
Court order shared custody
Attendance at a preschool
Once the child has reached 30 allowable absence days CCB is not paid for any further absences, unless the absences are taken for an approved absence.
No money is to be handed to the staff.
Invoices/Receipts will be issued fortnightly by the Financial Services Directorate.
Any alteration in care arrangements – days/hours must be discussed with the Director.
Parents who wish to remove their children from the Centre are required to give two weeks notice in writing or pay two weeks fees in lieu of notice.
Yarm Gwanga is owned by The University of New England. Yarm is managed in collaboration with UNE and UNE Life. Yarm's Approved Provider is the University of New England and the Director of UNE Life, David Schmude is the current Approved Provider contact.
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