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 2021 have been set as follows:
|Eligible children (4 prior to 31.7.21) enrolled 600 hours (2 days p/w)||$0.00|
|Three year olds enrolled 600 hours (2 days p/w)||$0.00|
|Third day of attendance||$20.00|
Due to the impact of COVID-19, the NSW Government is providing Free Preschool Funding during 2021 to preschools to continue to support families with the cost of living pressures and to support the ongoing provision of 600 hours (two days per week) of early childhood education.
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 emailed a fee statement twice per term. Fees are due by the date shown on the statement (usually two weeks after date of issue). You may decide to pay weekly or fortnightly if you find it easier to budget, we do however request that payment is made two weeks in advance of your child's attendance at all times. Payment can be made by direct deposit into our bank account, account details will appear on your fee statement. Your fees will then be recorded, and a receipt will be emailed to you.
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.