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Get more flexibility:

We are now offering more flexibility, including 9 and 10-hour sessions as well as our 'all day' sessions so you can make the most of the Child Care Subsidy. We understand that every family is different and not everyone needs 12 hours of child care or kindergarten / preschool a day. Now you have the option to choose a session that suits you.

See the session table below

Minimise out-of-pocket costs:

Make the most of your eligible subsidised hours to help minimise your out-of-pocket costs. Choose from our new 9 or 10 hour sessions, as well as our 'all day' sessions.

Questions answered

What is a session window?

Goodstart is now offering more flexible sessions of child care. Choose between a 9 hour, 10 hour or all day session. Your session window is the set start time and end time for a session at your centre.

What is a grace period?

We understand your schedule can sometimes get complicated by unplanned delays, so we're offering a grace period either side of your daily session times. If you opt for the all-day session, this runs for the duration of your centre's opening hours so no grace period applies.

Session available to all families

Choose from 9 hour, 10 hour or our all day sessions and only pay for the session you need.

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All Day

10 hour session

9 hour session

Session Window

*Indicative times only. Session start and end times may vary between centres. Check with your Centre Director for your centre's session times.

Full day centre opening hours
7:30am - 5:30pm*
8:00am - 5:00pm*
Grace period

(either side of session)

Not applicable
30 mins each side
15 mins each side
Early drop off or late pickup admin charge

(outside of grace period)

Not applicable
$5 per 30 minutes each side
$5 per 30 minutes each side
Terms and conditions:

Sessions are subject to availability. Session windows may vary for each centre (and are subject to change). We may offer other sessions at a centre subject to our eligibility criteria. An additional admin charge applies if you drop off/collect your child outside the grace period (but within centre operating hours) and after a centre has closed. We recommend speaking with your Centre Director who will be able to provide further details. Additional terms and conditions apply and may be subject to change.

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