Did you know you could save $$$ on your childcare…...? 
The thresholds have changed, and you might now be eligible to receive the OSCAR SUBSIDY.  

Out of School Care and Recreation (OSCAR) Subsidy is a payment which helps families with the costs of before and after school care for up to 20 hours a week, and school holiday programmes for up to 50 hours a week.  

Please check the table below to see if your family may be eligible to receive the OSCAR Subsidy.

How to apply

• Check what you might get here

• We suggest applying 3 to 4 weeks before you need your subsidy to start. 

• WINZ can grant you the financial assistance you're entitled to from the date you first contact them, or the date your childcare started, whichever is later, if you complete your application within 20 working days of that date.

• You and your partner (if you have one) need to complete the Childcare Assistance application form.

• The Busy Bumbles Accounts Manager needs to complete the supervisor's section of this form. Please email to

• Once completed, you'll need to email the application form, and any other documents WINZ have asked you to get to or we can send this to WINZ on your behalf. WINZ will contact you directly if further information is required.

Further Out of School Care and Recreation (OSCAR) Subsidy information can be found here

Links to other OSCAR Forms 

OSCAR Declaration (must be completed every term to confirm your requirements)

Change of Circumstances (complete for an increase in hours or for a change in your personal circumstances)


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