As of today Thursday, March 26, 2020, we have been advised by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment of the following:
- The allowable absence cap of 42 days has been increased to 62 for the 2019/2020 financial year.
- The additional absences, once 62 days has been reached, is now able to be claimed against COVID-19 and does not require evidence from a doctor.
- This basically means that your subsidy will continue regardless of the days absent in this financial year.
- You still have an active enrolment at Kidz Klub, and you are still entitled to bring your children for their booked sessions, but we are unable to pick them up from your home.
- If you are experiencing financial hardship, there is an additional childcare subsidy that you can apply for through Centrelink which will allow you to keep your position for when things return to normal for you.
- It is still a legal requirement to charge families the gap fee at this time.
- If you decide to cease your enrolment, you are still required to give two weeks written notice which can be in the form of email but be aware that we do have a waiting list and are still receiving requests daily especially since other OSHC services have closed.
- If you cease enrolment, your child is still required to attend on their last booked day. Failure to attend on the last day will mean that Centrelink will reverse all subsidy back to the day of last attendance and the full fee amount will be charged to your account.
We would like to thank all the families that have chosen to weather this storm with us. We are operating to support you and will get through it together. Be assured that we are following all advice on health, safety and hygiene to ensure we are a safe environment for you all.
Kidz Klub Management