Enrolments and Fees
Prior to your child commencing at our Service, you will be required to complete an enrolment form and provide required documentation.
If you require assistance completing the enrolment form, please contact our Administrator for assistance.
We will require a copy of your child’s birth certificate and Australian Immunisation History Statement from Medicare. This must show that your child is up to date with vaccinations for their age OR your child is on a recognised vaccine catch up schedule OR has a medical condition preventing them from being fully vaccinated.
Please note, the names written on the enrolment form must match the names on your child’s birth certificate to meet legal requirements.
Fees, rebates and attendance
Our daily fee is:
|6 weeks – 2 years||$115 per day (less Child care Subsidy- CCS)|
|2 years – 3 years||$115 per day (less Child care Subsidy- CCS)|
|3 years – 5 years||$110 per day (less Child care Subsidy- CCS)|
|Casual attendance||Reflective of the age of your child|
Fees must always be paid two weeks in advance.
Child Care Subsidy (CCS)
Child Care Subsidy offers assistance to families to help with the cost of child care aged 0-13 years. There are 3 factors that will determine a family’s level of Child Care Subsidy, which include:
- Combined annual family income
- Activity test– the activity level of both parents
- Service type– type of child care service and whether the child attends school
Families who wish to receive Child Care Subsidy as reduced fees must apply through the myGov website. This includes completing the Child Care Subsidy activity test. Child Care Subsidy is paid directly to our Service to be passed on to families as a fee reduction. Families will contribute to their childcare fees and pay the difference between the fee charged by our Service and the subsidy amount received. This is called the ‘gap fee’.
On enrolment, we will need the Customer Reference Number (CRN) of the person linked with the child, along with the child’s CRN so we can confirm the attendance and ensure that you are receiving the appropriate subsidy.
We encourage families to notify the Service as soon as possible if your child will be absent for any day or session you have booked. It is requested that absences are notified to the Service by email or through our app.
Child Care Subsidy will be paid for any absence from an approved child care service your child attends for up to 42 days per child per financial year. Additional absences beyond 42 days may be approved for specific reasons with supporting documentation. Please talk to us about additional absences.
You can access your child’s absence record on your online statement by selecting ‘View Child Care Details and Payments’ on your Centrelink online account. You can also do this using the Express plus Families mobile app
Public holidays will be counted as an absence if your child would normally have attended the Service on that weekday, and fees have been charged for that day for your child.
If your child has not attended our Service for 14 continuous weeks, your child’s enrolment will be cancelled, and Centrelink will stop paying your CCS subsidy.