Four year olds
The cost is $450.00 per term – Sessions total 15 hours per week
This fee includes incursions. A $100.00 working bee levy per family per year is paid in first term and is refunded if you attend two working bees or the Bunnings BBQ fundraiser. There is a subsidy for eligible Health Care Card holders (applicable to four- year-old groups only) see note further down for details.
Three year olds
The cost is $400.00 per term – Sessions total 5 hours per week
This fee includes incursions. A $100.00 working bee levy per family per year is paid in first term and is refunded if you attend two working bees or the Bunnings BBQ.
Children must be three before they can attend kinder. If the child turns three after Term 1 begins; term fees must still be paid to hold the position open.
How to pay your fees
Payment of fees is preferred direct deposit or internet banking. Payment by direct deposit is to be done directly at the Commonwealth Bank. For security purposes, cash will not be accepted. Internet Banking Details are: BSB: 063 498 Account no. 1006 8519.
When are fees due
Term fees are due by the final week of the previous term. Contracts are available for those experiencing financial difficulties. A contract may be arranged by approaching the assistant treasurer. The written agreement will specify mutually acceptable payment amounts and the dates they are to be paid.
Parents/guardians with unpaid fees will be reminded in writing in the week after the fees were due. The reminder will specify the penalty incurred and the new payment date. If fees remain unpaid beyond this date the child may, unfortunately, be excluded from the kindergarten program until the fees are paid, provided a place still exists.
Acceptance deposits are $200 for a three-year-old place and $200 for a four- year-old place and are non-refundable (except if you are eligible for the Kindergarten Fee Subsidy – see information listed below under Health Care/Concession Card Holders). Your deposit will be deducted from first term fees.
Fees incurred by the kindergarten in respect of dishonoured cheques will need to be reimbursed by the respective parent/guardian.
Cancellation of attendance
If cancellation occurs between the first and fifth weeks of term, a pro-rata refund of fees will occur upon the written request of the parent/guardian. No fees will be returned if a cancellation occurs after the commencement of the fifth week of term. Acceptance deposits are non refundable under any circumstances.
Health Care Card (Concession Card) Holders – 2019
Health Care Card (Concession Card) holders are eligible for the Kindergarten Fee Subsidy (KFS), a government subsidy paid directly to the kinder to enable eligible families to attend a funded kindergarten program. In 2019, families on a concession card are covered for 15 hours per week of the four-year-old program and as the program runs for 15 hours, they will be able to attend free of charge. The $200 acceptance deposit that was paid up front to secure a place in the program will be refunded in full at the start of Term 1 after sighting a current concession card.
The $100 working bee levy still applies to each family and will be invoiced at the commencement of Term 1.
Access to the program at the subsidised rate is only available for the holders of a current concession card. For any term where a concession card is no longer held, full fees are to be paid for that term and any subsequent terms.
Please note: it is the parent/guardians responsibility to keep the kindergarten informed of concession card status. If you do not hold a concession card, there are other criteria enabling you to be eligible for the KFS. Please see the full Fee Policy for further details.
Working Bee Levy
The working bee levy is $100.00 per family per year. It is invoiced in Term 1 and will be refunded in Term 4 only if TWO working bees are attended during the year or the Bunnings BBQ fundraiser. This levy is not refundable unless those conditions are met.
The voluntary committee handles all accounts, including the payment of staff – this is not done by the Council or the Government. The smooth running of the Kindergarten is dependent on the prompt payment of fees. Our fees incorporate a minimum charge that partially covers our equipment and centre improvement needs, however, other fundraising events are necessary during the year to supplement this. There are no government subsidies for 3 year old groups. The fees and any fundraising must cover the entire cost of running the group.
For further detail on fees, please ask the kindergarten for a copy of the Fees Policy, including Attachment 1 ‘Fee Information for Families’ and Attachment 2 ‘Fee Schedule’.