Fees

  • Fee Policy

    Please note there is no provision in this non-profit Service for casual care, which means that your weekly fee is due whether your child attends or does not attend due to ill health or other circumstances. Please see the Director if you need help.

    Fees are set in accordance with our service budget. Our Service is open 49 weeks per year. Fees are to be paid for each day the service is open. Fees must also be paid when the child is absent for whatever reason, on the days allocated to him/her. Full fees will be required for any unsigned absences. Fees are not required during the Annual Christmas Closedown period of 3 weeks, Public Holidays, or Pupil Free Days.  Our fees also are paid 2 weeks in advance.

    The Annual Registration, Equipment and Entertainment Levies- are to be paid when the family accepts a position for their child at our service. This will be considered as a part of the deposit for the position and will be paid prior to the child starting at our service. These fees are non refundable.

    Families are required to pay a Refundable Security Bond totaling two weeks full fees (without the C.C.B. deduction) at the time of or within 2 weeks of accepting a position for, enrolment. NB: If the Daily Fee increases, or the attendance days increase, then this will need to be “topped up”. The Security Bond will be refunded when the child withdraws from the service(appropriate 2 weeks after you have left the service, we need to wait until we receive confirmation from Centrelink); if the account is up-to-date; the service has received 2 weeks written notice of the intention to leave. NB: The Security Bond will not be refunded if the child does not commence care.

    Until notified of your CCB rate and usage hours your enrolment will be classified as ”informal’ and full fees will be charged. CCB subsidies will be applied to all “formal” enrolments.

    All families/carers need to pay fees in the week that the fees are due. Any families in arrears of 2 weeks will be asked to withdraw their child from our service until full payment is made. If no arrangements are made in regards to payment, the bond will be used to pay for the unpaid fees. If you wish to have your child return to our service once the outstanding fee is paid, you will need to re-apply for a position and be placed on our Waiting List if no places are available.

    For security reasons, all payments are to pay by either Bank cheque or by Internet Bpay.

    For families who are in arrears and are asked to withdraw their child from the service must make arrangements to pay the outstanding amount. If arrangement and payments are not made this debt will then be placed in the hands of our debt collector. In the case of fee arrears the service engages the services of a registered Debt Collectors Agency. Once the information has been sent no further matters can be discussed with service staff, C.C.B. cannot be claimed until debt is cleared.

    A late fee of $40.00 for every 15 minutes or part thereof will, be required to be paid in the event of any child being collected after closing time of 6.00pm. The police also could be called.

    All families are required to give the service no less than 2 week’s written notice of their decisions to withdraw their child from the centre.

    From 1st July 2011 when families give 2 week notice they need to ensure their child attend the full 2 weeks of their attendance, especially the last day of care/notice. (Even if you have a Doctor Certificate stating your child has been sick during these last 2 weeks). They do not take this into consideration. So therefore families will need to pay full fees as per the Family Management Office Instructions. As we cannot claim for CCB or CCR. Parents will need to pay the full fees if absent when finalising the account or the centre will hold whatever is owing from the 2 weeks bond.

    Note: If your child did not attend prior to the 2 weeks period you will also not receive your CCB/CRN and you will be charged full fees up until the last day you attended the service.

    Any Child who is away from the service with no notification for more than 2 weeks can be asked to withdraw their child from the service.

    Full fees will be required for any unsigned absences.

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