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Child Care Enrolment Checklist


The information below will guide you through the child care enrolment process. What you as a parent need to do before enrolling your child in child care once the new Child Care Subsidy (CCS) scheme goes live in July of 2018.

Please ensure you have completed these steps well in advance of your desired start date as they may take some time. This is particularly true if you or your child does not already have a Centrelink Customer Reference Number (CRN).

If you are unclear on any of the steps below, please contact us, we are more than happy to help guide you through the process.

Please remember - the earlier you start this process, the quicker your child can be enrolled and the quicker you will receive any subsidy or benefits you are entitled to. This eliminates out of pocket expenses you would otherwise incur whilst waiting for Centrelink to process your request for a CRN or your Complying Written Agreement (CWA).


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1. Create A Centrelink Online Account

The first step to enrolling your child in child care starts with creating a Centrelink online account if you do not already have one - families already receiving CCS at other centres should already have one.

You can do this by completing the  application form at the Department of Human Services' website.

You will need your CRN, your child’s CRN and your last payment amount from Centrelink. If you don’t have a CRN you will need to telephone Centrelink on 136 150 or visit a Centrelink office.

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2. Create A MyGov Account

The second step to enrolling your child in child care is to create a MyGov account online if you do not already have one - families already receiving CCS at other centres should already have one.

You can do this by completing the online application form at the MyGov website.

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3. Apply For The Child Care Subsidy Via MyGov

If you are enrolling in child care for the first time you need to apply for the Child Care Subsidy CCS via MyGov.

Please complete the online assessment by following these instructions. 

Make sure you complete the entire process.

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4. Confirm Your Complying Written Agreement At Kinder Kare

  • When you come in to Kinder Kare to finalise your enrolment, we will guide you through the steps of making an account with Xplor. Xplor is our the software platform we use to help us administer the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) on behalf of parents.
  • Once we submit your enrolment application, the system will create a Complying Written Agreement (CWA). This is the enrolment schedule agreed upon between you as a Parent and Kinder Kare as the Service Provider. You have to accept this CWA from your Xplor account.
  • This will notify Centrelink that you agree to the enrolment and that your authorise Kinder Kare to process your Child Care Subsidy (CCS) claims on your behalf.
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5. Confirm Your Enrolment Through MyGov

The last step to enrolling your child in child care is to confirm your enrolment details are all correct.

  • Once the government has received confirmation of your Complying Written Agreement (CWA), they will send you a notification through MyGov which should accurately reflect the same attendance details you have previously agreed to.
  • Please note - you must confirm that this information is correct through the prompts in MyGov before subsidies will be paid on your behalf to Kinder Kare.

If have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us for help.

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* Based on 85% Child Care Subsidy. 24 hours per fortnight or more. 12 Hour Session. After EOY Reconciliation

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