Kindergarten Fees and Charges

Kindergarten Fees

The provision of kindergarten programs is partly funded by the State Government with the balance of funds required coming from fees paid by parents. To view our kindergarten fees, click on the appropriate year link below:

2021 Kindergarten Fees

2022 Kindergarten Fees

For children/families who meet the criteria, further assistance with fees is available. Please view subsidies section below for further information

Kindergarten Charges

  • Holding Deposit ($100): Parents/guardians are required to pay a $100 holding deposit on offer of a place. This one off deposit payment (per child) is retained and deducted from your first fee invoice. Payment will secure the child’s place in the kindergarten program. If a place is cancelled prior to the child attending, this deposit WILL NOT be refunded.

Kindergarten Fee Subsidy – Concessions

The Kindergarten Fee Subsidy gives eligible children free or low-cost kindergarten. To be eligible, the parent or child must fit into one of the below categories:

 

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Triplets or more in the same year of kindergarten
  • the child or parent/guardian 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
    • In-country Special Humanitarian visa (subclass 201)
    • Global Special Humanitarian visa (subclass 202)
    • Temporary Humanitarian Concern visa (subclass 786)
    • Protection visa (subclass 866) – Emergency Rescue visa (subclass 203)
    • Woman at risk visa (subclass 204)
    • Bridging visas A-E
    • Refugee or Asylum Seeker visa (200-204, 786 or 866)
    • Bridging visas for any of the above Refugee or Asylum Seeker visas.

Early Start Kindergarten Fee Subsidy

Early Start Kindergarten gives eligible children 15 hours of free or low-cost kindergarten a week for two years before starting school. To be eligible, your child must be three by 30 April in the year they start kindergarten, and:

  • is from a refugee or asylum seeker background, or
  • identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, or
  • your family has had contact with child protection

Attendance prior to 3yrs of age (2022)

Children enrolled but who have not turned three years of age during Term 1 2022 may only visit the kindergarten for short periods of time (i.e. approximately one hour with time of visit decided in consultation with the teacher). Where a child does not attend from the beginning of the kindergarten year because the child turns three between January and April, the term fee will be waived for the period they do not attend. A pro rata invoice will be issued for the weeks the child attends and must be paid prior to a child’s commencement at a service.

Payment of Fees

Fee invoices are sent via email prior to the start of each kindergarten term and must be paid in order for your child to commence Kindergarten.  Term 1 invoices are sent in October the year before commencement of kindergarten.

Payment of invoices:

  • By credit card/debit card.
  • By direct debit into our nominated bank account on the invoice.

If you have an invoice query, or are experiencing financial difficulties, please contact GEKA Finance via our Contact Us form

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