CCS: Child Care Subsidy Fee Estimate Changes

Child Care Fee estimates will be impacted as part of the new Child Care Package which will see a new Child Care Subsidy  (CCS) replace the existing Child Care Benefit (CCB) and Child Care Rebate (CCR).

As part of the new Child Care Package there will be a new menu called “Entitlements”. This is where it will show the parent entitlements, e.g. hours and percentage. This will be an easy reference point to be able to search ...

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CCS Enrolments Notices – how Harmony will manage this change

Under CCS enrolments will be called “Enrolment Notices” and under the Notice there are two types: 200A – creating an enrolment notice and 200D – updating and exiting enrolment. Within the enrolment notice there is an enrolment arrangement. There are four different enrolment arrangements: Complying Written Arrangement (CWA), Relevant Arrangement (RA), Arrangement with Organisation (OA) and Child Wellbeing Provider Eligible (ACCS).

Below is a brief table showing enrolment types in the CCMS world and what they will be in ...

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Transition to the new Child Care System (CCS)

We want to provide you with an update on how the CCS will affect Harmony CBC and how we will help you through this transition.

Over the next couple of months, we will be moving you to the new Harmony Web platform which will include the changes occurring from 2nd July 2018. It will also include many new features such as parent portal, electronic signatures, and program & practice.

During this transition phase, you will be running your two systems concurrently for ...

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CCS: Child Care Subsidy March 2018 Update

As part of the new Child Care Package, a new Child Care Subsidy will replace the existing Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate.

To accommodate this, there will be a new menu called “Entitlements”. This is where it will show the parent entitlements, e.g.: hours and percentage. This will be an easy reference point to be able to search for family’s eligibility details quickly instead of having to go through the children details. You will also be able ...

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CCS Enrolments

Enrolments are now referred to as Enrolment Notices and under the Notice there are two types. 200A – creating an enrolment notice and 200D – updating an existing enrolment. Within the enrolment notice there is an enrolment arrangement. There are four different enrolment arrangements: Complying Written Arrangement (CWA), Relevant Arrangement (RA), Arrangement with Organisation (OA) and Child Wellbeing Provider Eligible (ACCS).

Below is a brief table showing enrolment types in the old and new systems:

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Real Time Attendance Data on Submissions for CCSS in Harmony Web

As part of the new CCSS Child Care Package, your service will be required to submit real time attendance data (time IN and time OUT) AND charged hours attendance data.

Harmony Web is pleased to offer you a solution.

Let us take the burden off your processing team by bringing your Educators online.

The e-Signature module for Educators will record this data for you and filter it to your timesheets automatically.

See how easy it is for your Educators:
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Harmony Software implementing new Child Care System (CCS)

Harmony Web will be implementing the new Child Care Package over the next couple of months and assisting services smoothly transition to the new Child Care System (CCS).

Key changes in Harmony Web your services needs to be aware of:

  • Real time child attendance data reported on submissions
  • Recording PRODA ID for key personnel and Family Day Care and In Home Care educators
  • New enrolments types and additional data that now needs to be submitted to CCS
  • New subsidy type to replace Child Care ...
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Webinars

We are offering additional webinars over the next couple of months so remember to keep checking the website for new dates. Currently we have the following webinars on offer:

Service

Programming and Practice and Parent Portal
Thursday 30th November at 12 noon
Wednesday 6th December at 1pm
Thursday 25th January at 1pm

Educators

Invoicing, timesheets and e-signatures
Thursday 16th November at 5.30pm
Tuesday 28th November at 8.30pm
Tuesday 5th December at 6pm
Monday 11th December at 5.30pm
Wednesday 17th January at 6pm
Thursday 1st ...

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Tips for your service

Update enrolment before formalising

  • When you need to formalise an enrolment please update the enrolment before clicking formalise.  This is done in Harmony Web to pull through the changes you have made either on the parent or child record.  Once the enrolment is formal, the timesheets will process overnight and any benefits they are entitled to for this financial year will be applied onto the educator’s payment advice to pass onto the family.

Helping Educators on Harmony Web

  • We have built a help/support ...
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New Child Care Subsidy System (CCSS) Changes July 2018

Some key facts about the new Child Care Subsidy System (CCSS) to be aware of. (See below) and to let you know that Harmony Web will be updated by 2 July to meet all requirements and to ensure you can continue to process as normal.

  • From the 2nd July 2018, the Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate will be replaced by a single subsidy called Child Care Subsidy (CCS)
  • Three things will now determine a family’s level of Child Care Subsidy
    • Combined ...
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Parent Portal and Programming and Practices

The Program and Practices module is available for Educators online using Harmony for Educators. It will allow Educators to record the learning journey of each child, linking to the EYLF and MTOP. Educators may create and store a range of content including Programs, Learning Stories and Daily Diaries and upload photos as well as videos. This is an optional module available for Educators to purchase, and works brilliantly when paired with the Parent Portal. This is $3.30 per week for ...

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