From today, a new co-payment tool is available on the Early Years Hive. You can access the co-payment tool under individual child registrations for ECCE and NCS by expanding the yellow dropdown arrow on the registration and selecting ‘Co-payment Tool’. The co-payment tool:
• Helps providers with calculating a parent’s co-payment amount for registrations/payments for ECCE and NCS.
• Provides the ability to export the calculated co-payment details into Excel.
The co-payment is the weekly monetary amount that is the difference between the service provider’s weekly fee minus the weekly NCS subsidy rate and the ECCE subsidy. It represents the sum charged directly to the parent, who should then pay the agreed co-payment amount (including any relevant optional extras) to the service provider. For more information on the co-payment please see here.
We will be offering training webinars on how to use the co-payment tool and other resources will be added to the Early Years Hive next week. We would encourage all providers to attend training next week in advance of using this tool to work out co-payments for parents, as this is a new functionality.
We will issue more information in relation to the webinars and other resources over the coming days.
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