Enrolment Holding Fee
$50.00 must be paid upon enrolment to secure your child’s preschool placement. This fee will be refunded upon your child's completion at our service.
Registered Care Rebate
If both you and your partner either study, work or are actively looking for work, volunteer or have a disability then you may be eligible for CCB - Registered Care Rebate via the Family Assistance Office (FAO). You are eligible to receive $0.68 cents per hour that your child is in attendance.
For example - If your child attends 2 days per week, this equals 12 hrs (0.68 x 12 = $8.16)
($8.16 x 10 weeks = $81.60 per term). This information was gained through the FAO in January 2015. Please leave a note in the fee box if you require a CCB receipt. Receipts will be provided at the end of each term and when fees are paid in full.
If your family is a Low Income Health Care Card, Pension Card holder or of ATSI descent you may be eligible for fee assistance. Please see the Director for the appropriate form.
Full Fees are payable on these days. Out of the safety of your child, courtesy and for programming reasons, staff should be notified of your child's absence. Please telephone the Preschool to advise the staff that your child will not be attending.
Public and School Holidays
Fees are payable on public holidays.
Fees are not payable over school holidays.
If vacancies exist casual days are available for $28 per day (permanent booked children only) and are to be paid on the day. Each child can have up to three casual days per term, they cannot be used on a regular basis.
If you know in advance that your child will be away or if he / she is sick, could you please ring the Preschool, preferably at 8.30am. We can then offer a casual day vacancy to anyone who may wish to be on the casual day list.
If you would like your child to have the occasional extra day at Preschool, please advise the Director and your child will be placed on the casual list.
N.B. You still pay full fees regardless of your child being in attendance or not.
Early Payment Discount
A discount of 5% on educational term fees will be given when term fees are paid in full no later than the 2nd week of each term.
A 5% sibling discount is available to families with more than one child attending. The discount applies to the second child and consecutive children attending the service.
Occasional and Emergency Care Available
Occasional & emergency care is available to the wider community. Full fees apply.
If vacancies exist and no families require a full day session, the part day session will also be available for a fee of $25.00. If a family requires a full day session priority will be given to this family and the offer of a part day will cease.
No new enrolments will be taken from families with outstanding fees. Once outstanding fees are settled the child can be re-enrolled.
Families are welcome to view the Kapooka Early Childhood Centre Policy folder. The policy folder is readily available and accessible at all times. The policies cover an extensive number of aspects e.g. accidents, sun safety, emergency evacuations, illness, code of conduct, positive guidance and discipline. Upon your child’s enrolment, an educator will discuss several policies with you. As parents/guardians you are required to read and familiarize yourself with these and sign that you understand and agree to these policies & procedures.
The centre policies are developed by an early childhood consultant, reviewed by the educators, families and Management Committee of Kapooka Early Childhood Centre Inc on a regular basis. Our policies and procedures assist to guide the actions of all individuals involved in the Centre. They ensure and endorse the well-being of all children, families, staff, management, volunteers, visitors and everyone who is connected to the Centre. Policies and procedures provide a common understanding and agreement on how things should be done at the service. Procedures provide clear instructions and guidelines on what should occur in a particular set of circumstances or with regard to a particular issue.