The cost of child care can vary and is very dependent on each family’s situation. The Government offers assistance for families depending on their needs; some of the factors they consider include working situations, study, number of children and income. The cost also differs between types care, such as preschool and long day care.
Using estimators before enrolling your child into care can give you a rough idea of the subsidy you may receive and give guidance as to your potential options.
Sometimes other family members, such as grandparents, may take on the caring responsibility. If this is the case, your family may also be able to secure family assistance financial support.
If you are after other forms of financial support, the Centrelink directory may be able to point you in the right direction.