Fees

KINDERGARTEN FEES (2017)

  3yo
(5 hrs/wk)
4yo Funded
(15 hrs/wk)
4yo KFS*
(15 hrs/wk)
 
Payment Due
Levies $150 $150 $50 On enrolment
Term 1 $505 $523 $0 November 2016
Term 2 $505 $523 $0 March 2017
Term 3 $505 $523 $0 June 2017
Term 4 $505 $523 $0 September 2017

*KFS = Kindergarten Fee Subsidy (see below).

Casual sessions for 3yo and 4yo kindergarten can also become available subject to enrolments. 2016 fees for these were as follows: 3yo ($49/day, $490/term), 4yo ($73.50/day, $735/term)

PARTICIPATION LEVY (Refundable)climbing

The participation of parents/guardians is encouraged. The participation levy will be refunded to parents/guardians on participation in specified activities which include:

  • Serving on the Committee of Management
  • Attending a working bee
  • Assisting as a classroom helper
  • Assisting at a nominated fundraising event
  • Any other activity designated by the Committee.

The levy is not intended to be a barrier to entry and families experiencing difficulties with payment should discuss this with the kindergarten.

KINDERGARTEN FEE SUBSIDY (KFS)puzzle

The Kindergarten Fee Subsidy (KFS) is applicable to four-year-old programs only and is provided by the DEECD to the kindergarten to allow eligible children to attend kindergarten free of charge or at minimal cost.

Eligibility conditions change from time-to-time – please contact the kindergarten for further information.

Families who may be eligible for the Kindergarten Fee Subsidy (four-year-old programs only) include those with the following circumstances:

  • the child is identified by a parent, carer or legal guardian as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • the child individually holds, or has a parent or guardian who holds one of the following:
    • a Commonwealth Health Care Card
    • a Commonwealth Pensioner Concession Card
    • a Department of Veterans’
    • Affairs Gold Card or White Card
    • Refugee visa
    • In-country Special Humanitarian visa
    • Global Special Humanitarian visa
    • Temporary Humanitarian Concern visa
    • Protection visa
    • Emergency Rescue visa
    • Woman at risk visa
    • Bridging visas A-E
    • Immi Card
  • the child is identified on their birth certificate as being a multiple birth child (triplets or more).

For more information, see the DEECD’s information on kinder fee subsidies.

Supporting documentation must be sighted by the Kindergarten Director on acceptance of a place or on commencement in the program. Families are eligible for the Kindergarten Fee Subsidy for the full term in which their concession is valid. Contact the kindergarten for further information.

artworkEARLY START KINDERGARTEN FEE SUBSIDY

(Applicable for 3 year old program)

Three-year-old Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and children known to Child Protection are eligible to attend a funded early childhood program that is planned and delivered by a qualified early childhood teacher free of charge. The service receives funding for children who meet the eligibility criteria. Contact the kindergarten for further information.

CHILD CARE BENEFIT (CCB) / REGISTERED CARE

Child Care Benefit (CCB) is an Australian Government payment that can assist eligible families with the costs of childcare at an approved or registered care provider.  Our Director, Megan Sestan, is a registered care provider and as such, children attending Walker Street Community Kindergarten qualify as attending CCB registered care.  Megan’s provider number 307 807 481B will be specified on a detailed receipt issued at the end of each term.  Receipts should be submitted to the Family Assistance Office and reimbursement is dependant upon each family’s specific financial situation.