Registered child care is child care provided by grandparents or other relatives, friends or nannies who are registered as carers with the Australian Government's Family Assistance Office.
Carers must be registered with the Family Assistance Office. All registered carers must comply with any relevant state or territory child care laws.
It is a great advantage as a nanny to become a registered carer as families can then claim the Child Care Benefit (CCB).
How to become a 'Registered Carer'
To become a registered carer you need to: 1. apply to the Family Assistance Office (by filling out an application form and going to Family Assistance Office located at most Medicare offices)
2. meet the minimum age requirement (18 years), or have a qualification that otherwise determines eligibility for approval as a registered carer. This includes evidence of a recognised qualification as follows: a. nanny b. child care or c. home-based help
3. have a Tax File Number
4. meet and maintain any relevant State licensing requirements and restrictions on becoming a registered carer
Download an application form to become a registered carer by clicking here. You will need to provide proof of your date of birth to the Family Assistance Office. Acceptable proof includes original copies of 1 of the following: - birth certificate or certified extract - passport or naturalisation certificate - driver licence