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Priority of Access

Roseville Kids Care is a service approved by the Federal Government to provide Child Care Benefit to families. Child Care Benefit is a means tested subsidy, which reduces cost of care to families (see Financial Assistance).

One of the responsibilities of this registration is to ensure that places are made using the priority of access guidelines as determined by the Federal Government. Our service will take children into care on the following basis:

Priority 1

A child at risk of serious abuse or neglect.

Priority 2

A child of a single parent who satisfies, or parents who both satisfy, the work/training/study test under Section 14 of the Family Assistance Act.

Priority 3

Any other child.

Within each of these three main priorities, children are to be given further priority as follows:

  • Children in Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander families
  • Children in families that includes a person with a disability
  • Children in families on lower incomes
  • Children in families with a non English speaking background
  • Children in socially isolated families and children of single parents

Should the service become full, a parent using care who is Priority 3 may be requested to vacate the place for a child in Priority 1 or 2. Fourteen (14) days notice will be given.