Engadine Preschool is funded by the State Government. We receive a one-off grant per annum and must budget accordingly. We are not a federally funded Service and have no affiliation with Centrelink.
In accordance with our funding agreement the fees for 2019 have been set as follows:
|Eligible children (4 prior to 31.7.19) enrolled at least 600 hours (2 or more days pw)||$40.00|
|Three year olds
(Those 3 year olds will of course be eligible for the lower fee rate the following year).
The equity rate is available for eligible families. This rate will apply to both low income Health Care Card holding families (to qualify for this you must complete an application provided by the Service regarding your families income) and/or those of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage (as indicated on your enrolment form) and/or children with a diagnosed disability.
Before and after school care is currently available between the hours of 8am to 8.30am and 4pm to 5pm daily. There is a fee per session.
Once your fees are established, you will be given a monthly fee account. Fees are due by the date shown on the statement (usually the second week of the month). You may decide to pay weekly or fortnightly if you find it easier to budget. Please place fees in the Fees Box, located just outside the office door, in an envelope with your child's name on the front. Your fees will then be recorded, and a receipt issued. Internet bank transfer is also available.
If a parent falls behind in payment of fees, the Early Childhood Director is to remind the parent. If payment is still not received, the child may be excluded from attending. If a family is unable to pay their fees due to financial difficulties, the Early Childhood Director is always available to discuss these problems.
Holidays and sick days taken in term time are to be paid in full. Public holidays are not charged.