Community Kindergartens are funded for 45% of the overall running costs by the Education Department. The remainder of the costs are met through fees and fundraising. Funding is received quarterly and it is important that fees are paid when due to ensure the smooth running of the centre.
Fees are invoiced at the beginning of each term and are payable by Cash, EFTPOS or Direct Deposit.
- Kookaburras $61.00/week
- Geckos $61.00/week
A rebate on fees is available for some families through the Childcare Benefit Scheme, if you hold a current health care/government concession card. This rebate will be paid to the centre to offset your fees on your behalf. If you have a Health Care Card we will need to sight and Photocopy the card for our records. You are still required to pay the Parent Levy in full.
Families eligible for Child Care Benefit through the Families Assistance Office are “Work Tested” not “Means Tested” This is not the same benefit paid through childcare centres. To qualify you must have:-
- Both Parents Working
- One Working One Studying
- One with a Disability the other Parent Working
- One with a Disability and the other Partner caring for that person
You can find out more about benefits and rebates that may be available to you by clicking the following link to the government webpage Assistance with Child Care Fees
If you are eligible you must fill out and lodge the registered care available forms obtained at Medicare and Centrelink offices. Health Care Card holders are eligible for a HCC subsidy.
A $50 security bond is payable upon enrolment. This is deducted from your first invoice. This fee is non refundable unless there are exceptional circumstances. Refunds are at the discretion of the Committee.
A $75 per term building maintenance, materials and consumables levy is payable per child.
Membership of Association
The centre is made up of parents who are Financial Members of the Association. At least one parent per child must become a member in order to enrol that child at the centre. The membership fee is $5.00
Absenteeism, Holidays and Public Holidays
Parents must notify staff if the child is to be absent for the day, and the reason. Parents must also notify the staff if a mid-term holiday is planned. Fees must still be paid during your absence, to hold your place.
- There is no refund of fees for non-attendance of kindergarten for whatever reason
- Fees are still paid on all Public Holidays
Cancellation of a placement must be given in writing at least two weeks prior to leaving. If cancelling a child’s place after week 5 of the Term fees must be still paid for the entire Term. A child’s place may not be held if they are absent from the centre for longer than two weeks, without any communication from parents.
Terms of Trade
Please click on the link below to download a PDF of our Terms of Trade.Yorkeys Knob Community Kindergarten Terms of Trade