A plan to help the childcare sector move on from the impact of coronavirus will cost $708m. Image by Dean Lewins/AAP PHOTOS

Education

Virus transition plan for childcare sector

2020-06-09 12:54:40

FREE CHILDCARE COMES TO AN END

* Families will resume paying from July 13

* Early educators will stop receiving JobKeeper from July 20.

THE $708 MILLION TRANSITION PACKAGE

* From mid-next month until late September, the government will pay childcare centres 25 per cent of their pre-crisis fee revenues

* During this period fees will be capped at levels from the February to March reference period

* Childcare centres need to guarantee employment levels for staff moving off JobKeeper

* Activity tests eased until October, so parents can receive up to 100 hours of subsidised childcare.