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Annie Dennis Children’s Centre 2016 FEE SCHEDULE

LONG DAY CARE

BOND 2 weeks full fee
Number of Days Fee
1 $113
2 $226
3 $339
4 $452
5 $565

 

SESSIONAL KINDERGARTEN (FUNDED) FEES

Hours: 15 hours per week

Deposit required $88
Term fee $440

All Sessional Kindergarten families are charged the term fee, families enrolled in extended hours kindergarten are charged the extended hours fee in addition to the term fee.

SESSIONAL KINDERGARTEN EXTENDED HOURS FEES

Days extended hours is offered: Monday, Tuesday and Friday

BOND 2 weeks full fee
Fee per day $95

 

KINDERGARTEN (FUNDED) FEES – INTEGRATED PROGRAM
(CHILDCARE AND KINDERGARTEN)

Kindergarten fee is incorporated in the daily fee (refer to long day care fee schedule)

Kindergarten fee (session only) $71

(Childcare Benefit and Child Care Rebate applies)

PRE KINDERGARTEN (UNFUNDED) FEES

Hours: 4 hours per week (per group)
2 groups available

Deposit required $91
Term fee $455

Payment of Fees

  • Long day care – Invoices will be issued fortnightly
  • Kindergarten and Pre Kindergarten – Invoices will be issued prior to the commencement of each term and must be paid by the end of the first week of each term.

Centre Levy

The Levy is a single charge payable at the start of each the year. The Levy is charged on a per family basis (not each child). The annual Levy charge is equal to one day’s childcare fee.

Families with concession cards or are experiencing financial difficulties will not be required to pay this levy.

Bond

Long Day care – Parents/guardians are required to pay a two week full fee bond on offer of a place. This payment is retained until the child ceases care at the service. The bond payment will secure the child’s place in the child care centre. The bond is non-refundable.

Kindergarten and Pre Kindergarten – Parents/guardians are required to pay the equivalent of two weeks term fee as a deposit on offer of a place. This payment is retained as kindergarten fees and forms part payment of term 1 fees. Payment will secure the child’s place in the kindergarten program. This deposit is non-refundable.

Childcare Benefit (CCB)

The Commonwealth Government provides CCB- registered care to families who meet the work/training/study test. A CCB receipt will be issued by the centre fortnightly. For further information visit www.familyassist.gov.au

Childcare Rebate (CCR)

The Child Care Rebate entitlement is calculated as 50% of the out of pocket expenses for approved child care up to an annual cap of $7500 per child per year. For further information contact the Family Assistance Office (FAO) on 13 1650

Kindergarten Fee Subsidy

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development provides a kindergarten fee subsidy to a child identified by a parent/guardian as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, a child individually holds, or has a parent/guardian who holds a current Health Care Card/Pensioner Concession Card/Temporary Protection/Humanitarian Visas 447,451,785 or a resolution of status (RoS) visa, Class CD, subclass 851, Asylum seeker Bridging Visa A-F, Refugee and Special Humanitarian Visas holders 200-217, DVA Gold or White card and families with triplets/quadruplets attending a funded kindergarten program in the same year. The subsidy is paid to the funded organisation to directly reduce fees paid by families, making the kindergarten program free or a minimal cost for eligible families.

Concession Card Holders (4 yr old kindergarten)
Concession documentation must be sighted prior to the start of each term by the Director or Assistant Director. Receipt of this subsidy means that eligible families will not be required to make fee payments for the 15 hours of funded kindergarten provided by the centre.

Triplets and Quadruplets (4 yr old kindergarten)
The original or certified birth certificates of the triplets/quadruplets must be sighted prior to the start of the kinder year by the Director or Assistant Director. Families are entitled to the kindergarten fee subsidy for the 15 hours of funded kindergarten provided by the centre.