The legislation is clear that parents can have access to funded hours only without the requirement to purchase and access additional services not covered by funded hours. This means so long as the *provider has the availability within the funded package of offer; a parent can choose that their child attends for just the funded hours.
If parents do require additional hours or consumables that are not funded, then providers can charge for these and the parent would expect to pay for these services. Providers should refer to clause 14 from page 25 in the current provider agreement.
*providers have the discretion on what days/ hours funding is offered.