Please be advised as Platypus Playcare is a Registered Care Child Care Centre, families are not entitled to claim the Child Care Rebate.

Families with children enrolled in Platypus Playcare may be entitled to the Registered Care rate Child Care Benefit for a maximum of 50 hours of care per week.

The Child Care Benefit (CCB) provides assistance to help with the cost of child care. The CCB eligibility is based on the number of hours you and your partner work/study or train per week. In order to qualify to receive the CCB, families must register with the Family Assistance Office and your child must be up to date with their immunisations.

Once you have successfully registered, the Family Assistance Office will provide you with a reference number for our centre which will be used on all Blue Registered Care Receipts. General receipts for fees are given weekly, however if you have registered for the CCB, Blue Registered Care Receipts listing your child’s attendances will be given at the end of each term.

Please note, you can only lodge your Blue Registered Care Receipts at the Family Assistance Office
within 12 months from the date care was provided. For example, if you use child care on 11 August 2011, you must lodge your claim by 11 August 2012.

Once you have lodged your Blue Registered Care Receipts, the Family Assistance Office will send your payments to your nominated bank account. You cannot receive your CCB Payment from our centre. It is requested once you have registered for CCB, you provide the centre with a copy of the Registered Care Rebate letter.

For more information on claiming the Child Care Benefit and to register with the Family Assistance Office call
13 6150, visit your local Family Assistance Office or go to their website:


As our centre is a non-profit, community based organisation, fundraising plays a major part of keeping our service open and running a full capacity. We fundraise in all capacities, small to large.

Our fundraising efforts must be supported by the families of the children in the service and members of the community in order to be successful. The more people involved, the better the outcome and easier the process will be.