Fees

Our service is a not for profit community based child care service managed by parents and interested members of our local community.

This means that our priority is the care and education of our children and not how much money we make.  Any profit that we make goes back into the service through equipment, resources and educator training. It also means that we are proudly managed by parents who have children attending our services and therefore have the best interests of the children at heart.

The Committee of Management is responsible for setting the fees for the service.  This is to ensure that the service is able to meet its financial commitments as an employer and service provider; fees are also kept to a minimum to make our service affordable for the local community.

The Commonwealth Government subsidises the cost of child care in Australia through the Family Assistance Office, FAO and the Child Care Benefits Scheme.  Application forms are available from the director, at any Centrelink office or by calling FAO on 136 150.  The Child Care Benefits Subsidy is based on a current income assessment.

FAO offers a 50% Childcare Rebate for families working or studying. You can select 3 options. Receive the rebate every 3 months into your bank account, fortnightly into your bank account or pay the money directly to the service.

The service only accepts Direct Debit (Ezidebit) from a nominated bank account and this can be weekly, fortnightly or monthly. Paying weekly must also pay one week in advance when starting at the centre.

The service does not accept cash or Eftpos.