Fees & Enrolments
We provide an extensive settling in program for children and their families to help them feel comfortable and familiar with the Early Learning Centre.
Families are introduced to all educators in their child’s room and the teacher develops a settling in timetable to suit each family’s needs.
We advise it is best for children to be enrolled for a minimum of two days a week. This is because it is hard for a child to form close relationships with educators and friendships with other children if they only attend one day a week.
Terms and conditions
Fees are charged on a daily basis whether your child attends full or part time.
Fees are charged for all Public Holidays (except the Christmas period).
Fees can be paid at reception via cash, eftpos, credit card or cheque. Another payment option is Centrepay via a family’s Centrelink payment.
Please note if a child does not attend on their first or last day of enrolment, we will be unable to claim Child Care Subsidy (CCS) on your behalf, therefore the full daily fee will apply to any absent days during this period.
Our Enrolment process begins once an Expression of Interest form has been filled out and submitted to the College website or dropped off at Reception.
Once an expression of interest has been provided to the College, it is then forwarded to the ELC Director and an Enrolment Interview is arranged. The Enrolment Interview is an opportunity for parents and children to meet with the Director to discuss placement and answer any questions. At the end of the interview, if your child’s application is successful, you will be provided with an Enrolment Pack to take home to complete and this must be returned with the supporting legal documentation two full business days prior to your child’s start date.
Help with fee costs
Parents can get help to pay fees, if they meet the requirements set out by the Australian government.
Child Care Subsidy (CCS) is a payment from the government that helps families with the cost of child care. To learn more click on this link https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/child-care-subsidy
- care for a child 13 or younger and not attending secondary school, unless an exemption applies
- use an approved child care service
- responsible for paying the child care fees
- meet residency and immunisation requirements
If your child has not attended child care for 8 continuous weeks, the government will cancel your enrolment details. Read about what you need to do if your enrolment is cancelled by Centrelink.