What's new for Childcare and OSCAR subsidy?

We'll keep this page up to date with things that are changing or things you need to know about.

Centre closures over Christmas/New Year

To help us pay you the correct amounts, we need to know if your centre's going to close over the Christmas/New Year period.

If your centre's going to close, you need to tell us your closure dates and attendance details. We've sent you an email or a letter about this, with information on the easiest way to do it.

It's important you tell us as soon as possible so we can process your payments on time.

If you haven't got an email or letter from us, call our childcare provider line on 0800 776 843

When parents share care of their children

When parents share the care of a child, only the main caregiver can receive the subsidy. All new applications from parents who share care will be granted only to the main caregiver.