Child Care Benefit
Services Eligible for Childcare Approval
- Family Day Care (FDC)
- Long Day Care (LDC)
- Outside School Hours Care (OSHC)
- Vacation Care (VAC)
- Before School Care (BSC)
- After School Care (ASC)
- In Home Care (IHC)
- Nannie Pilot Programme
CCB Approval Application
Use the online application for CCB Approval form if you are seeking Child Care Benefit (CCB) approval. Child Care Benefit approved child care services have Australian Government approval to pass on the Child Care Benefit for approved care to families as a reduction in their child care fees. This means you pay less money out of your own pocket. It is important that you fully understand the legal obligations of approved child care services before applying for approval. Read the complete text in the application form and the attached legislative extracts carefully before submitting your application.
- The Online Application Form
- The Signature Form
- Required Documents
- Frequently Asked Questions
- The Legislative Extracts for Approval and Continued Approval under the Family Assistance Law
Training & Support
Kidsoft Childcare Software Support
Kidsoft has a dedicated helpdesk team that covers all aspects of the CCMS software. Kidsoft utilises innovative knowledge based ticket system that is available whenever you need it.
Technical documentation, product tutorials, answers to frequently asked questions, and other tips are stored in a single convenient place.
Kidsoft has a phone support line, teamviewer and online webinars scheduled each month and on demand.
Training & Manuals
Kidsoft offers online meetings/training made easy with new look, new technology through GotoWebinar and GotoMeetings. Our helpdesk team also offer face to face training with flipbook manuals and hard copy manuals.
- 8.30am to 6.00pm (AEST) Monday to Friday, except gazetted Public Holidays.
CCMS Database Support
Kidsoft is a real cloud solution backed in a secured cloud environment hosted by Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Hardware and Software
Hardware Minimum Requirements
Kidsoft is an online application and requires you to have reliable internet connectivity. Recommended internet packages: ADSL, ADSL2, CABLE, NBN or satellite.
Kidsoft is cross platform and cross browser and will run on all operating systems across all platforms. Kidsoft regularly releases new updates and thus recommends keeping your platforms software up to date.
CCMS Database Backup
Kidsoft runs on cloud, hence all your data is securely backed up in real time through Kidsoft’s host, Amazon Web Service (AWS).
Kidsoft works with any printer installed on your platform. No configuring required.
Upgrading or Transitioning to Another Software Provider
Kidsoft archives your data till required and is available to you if you need it in years to come.
Under family assistance law you are obligated to retain all records of attendance for at least 36 months from the end of the calendar year in which the relevant care was provided. This is to confirm that a child for whom CCB is paid actually attended (or was absent) for the hours or sessions of care stated in attendance reports. You are required to retain these records even if your service closes or is sold. State and territory regulations differ and may have different or additional requirements. You may also need to maintain separate records to satisfy insurance, public liability requirements etc as well as protecting yourself against possible future legal action by parents.
Maintain & Access Old CCMS Data
To access the archived CCMS database, the monthly Kidsoft subscription is re-instated, there are no other costs!
Kidsoft archives the service CCMS data in its secure cloud environment hosted by Amazon Web Services until the service requests its removal.