The Warrumbungle Shire has called for public comment on their plan to raise childcare fees in the shire. A copy of the announcement is below

Public notice is hereby given that information relating to proposed fee changes for Warrumbungle Shire Council’s Children’s and Community Services in Warrumbungle Shire Council’s Operational Plan and Delivery Program 2015/16 – 2018/19 is available for public comment from Wednesday 26 August, 2015.

The Proposed Fee Changes are on exhibition for a period of twenty eight (28) days from Wednesday 26 August – Tuesday 22 September, 2015.

Members of the public are invited to view the information relating to proposed fee changes at:
• Warrumbungle Shire Council, 14 – 22 John Street, Coonabarabran – weekdays from 8:30am – 4:30pm
• Children’s and Community Services, Robertson Street, Coonabarabran – weekdays from 8:30am – 4:30pm
• Coonabarabran After School and Vacation Care, St Lawrence Primary School, 24 Dalgarno Street, Coonabarabran – weekdays from 3:00pm – 5:30pm
• Warrumbungle Shire Council website: www.warrumbungle.nsw.gov.au.

Submissions will be received from the public on the proposed fee changes for Warrumbungle Shire Council’s Children’s and Community Services in Warrumbungle Shire Council’s Operational Plan and Delivery Program 2015/16 – 2018/19 during the period of exhibition.

Submissions must be lodged with Council by 4:00 pm, Tuesday 22 September, 2015. Submissions can me made to Council by email: [email protected] or sent to: “Proposed Fee Changes – Children’s and Community Services”, General Manager, Warrumbungle Shire Council, PO Box 191, Coonabarabran NSW 2357.

Proposed Fee Changes Warrumbungle Shire Council Operational Plan and Delivery Program 2015/16 – 2018/19 – Children’s and Community Services

Coonabarabran After School and Vacation Care

Fee Type2014/15 Fee2015/16 FeeChange
Fee – per child, per day$21$25+$4.00
Additional children in family$15$20+$5.00
Casual Fee – per child, per day$26$28+$2.00
Casual Fee additional children$21$23+$2.00

Parents receive a rebate through the Child Care Benefit and are only required to pay the gap. The CCB can be up to 50% of fees.

Castlereagh Family Day Care

Fee Type2014/15 Fee2015/16 FeeChange
Educator Levy – per day worked$1.60$4.00+$2.40
Administration Levy – per child, per hour$0.70$1.00+$0.30

Fee changes for Castlereagh Family Day Care were discussed and agreed to by Family Day Care Educators at a meeting held on Saturday 20 June, 2015.

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