GOVT REBATES AVAILABLE In order for you to receive your child care fees at a reduced rate, we ask that you contact the Centrelink Parent line on 13 61 50 prior to enrolment. Centrelink must be advised that your child is enrolling at our service. Centrelink will then advise you of your eligible hours of care and your child care benefit percentage rate. Contact us with your percentage and we will calculate your individual daily kindy price.
Fees include the following:
Meals: Morning Tea, Lunch , Afternoon tea & a late afternoon snack. (Please provide Breakfast and dinner if your child requires these meals).
Sunscreen for all rooms;
Nappies and wipes for Dolphins and Little Fish rooms; and
Extracurricular programs Resilience & YOGA activities for all rooms; Aboriginal teachings with a traditional elder and Bush Kindy.
SESSIONS TIMES for Pre Prep & five day bookings available under new CENTRELINK CCS PACKAGE.
NOTE: These fees are an outline only.
ENQUIRE WITHIN TO FIND OUT YOUR INDIVIDUAL PRICE.
The enrolment fee of $50 reserves your child’s place and includes a Bright Kids T-Shirt.
How do we charge?
We charge two weeks fees in advance upon enrolling and ask that you keep your account always up to date. We offer this in place of an outlandish bond, to keep things affordable for families.
Fees for the first two week’s attendance are due and payable on the first day of attendance at the Centre and thereafter your account should be kept in advance. Fees may be paid by the following methods:
➢ Direct Debit – Debit or Credit Cards
➢ Internet Banking.
Cash payments should be handed to a Nominated Supervisor or Senior Educator. Please ensure you write the payments on the fee payment register on the front counter in the office and have your name clearly written on the an envelope and dated. The cash will then be receipted on your Statement. No responsibility will be accepted by the Educators if this is not followed., The Nominated Supervisor or other team member will assist you with EFTPOS payments.
Our preferred source of payment is through Debit Success, which is why we offer a discount for this form of payment. If you wish to benefit from this discount offered, please complete the direct debit form available in your enrolment pack or speak to management.
Internet Banking payments should be credited to the correct account (your Centre Director will supply you with the required details). After the payment has been made, please bring the receipt to the Centre so that the receipt details can be processed as a payment on your account at the Centre.
Fees are to be paid for all days your child is enrolled including days absent due to illness and for Public Holidays. Should an account fall into arrears, families will be placed on a payment plan immediately, as our policy is two weeks in advance.
If the payment plan is not honoured, the Director will refer the matter to Management and your child’s place will be jeopardized.
Should the account subsequently continue in arrears, it will be referred to our debt collectors and all recovery costs, inclusive of court costs, will be added to your account.
Cases of genuine hardship need to be referred to Management for a decision to be made regarding payment arrangements and/or Special Child Care Benefit. The decision of SCCS is not made by us as a centre, all forms are submitted to centrelink and the decision is handed down to us.
Our centre hours are 6.30am – 6.30pm Monday – Friday. In the event you are unforeseeably held up and can’t get here by 6.30pm, please contact the centre urgently. If the educators can’t reach you or any of your contacts from 6.30 – 7.00pm, then police will be called in to collect your children.
Please note: A fee of $1 per minute, per child will need to be paid in cash to the educators for late pick up, as the centre is officially closed and this is the educators personal time being occupied.
Child Care Subsidies for CCS & QKFS
Child Care Subsidy (CCS) is available to subsidise your fees if your family meets the eligibility requirements. Application forms and information brochures are available from us or directly from FAO. Please contact FAO on 136 150 as soon as possible when (or before) commencing at the Centre as FULL FEES will be charged until your CCS percentage is advised to our Centre.
QKFS plus kindy support subsidies available for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait island families. Enquire within.
Promotions: We run various promotions throughout the year, Please see Management for finer details.Find out more
If You have a question please complete the form and we will get back to you or phone Miss Caitlyn our Centre Director on 5596 4044.