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Australian Childcare Alliance
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Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has ordered all Townsville schools and early learning services to close today.

Please take care on the roads, stay home and remember that ‘if it’s flooded forget it’.

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) is predicting heavy rain for the next few days. For the latest Queensland weather warnings please visit the BOM website and the Townsville Disaster Information Facebook page.

Absences

Since the inception of the new Child Care Subsidy on 2 July 2018 the new legislation requires services to submit a normal absence today as part of a child’s 42 allowable absences per financial year. Click here for more information.

Families are entitled to 42 absence days per child, per financial year, and may be entitled to additional absence days in certain circumstances (including illness of the child, a parent or sibling). In shared care arrangements, the allocation of 42 absences per financial year relates to the child, not each individual claimant.

Under the Child Care Subsidy, when a child does not attend care on a day they are scheduled to attend, providers are able to claim an absence for the child up to 42 times in a financial year, so long as on the day the absence is claimed, Child Care Subsidy would have been claimed (i.e. the child would have otherwise been in care, and the family hasn't already reached their fortnightly entitlement of subsidised hours based on their activity test result).

For more information please feel free to contact our office on 07 3808 2366.