4 Year Old Kindergarten Sessions & Fees

4 YEAR  OLD KINDERGARTEN

In 2019, our kindergarten will be implementing a long day model for our 4 year old program.

All children will be placed into 1 of 2 groups (Red or Blue) and will attend two 8 hour sessions for a total of 16 hours each week.

The 2019 timetable is as follows:

Red Group:

  • Monday & Wednesday – 8:00am – 4:00pm

Blue Group:

  • Tuesday & Thursday – 8:00am – 4:00pm

4 YEAR OLD KINDERGARTEN FEES

The State Government provides a subsidy per child which contributes towards but does not cover the costs of operating the kindergarten – please refer to the kindergarten fee subsidy for more information. Kindergarten fees are paid in advance, with families making payments in instalments each term. Please refer to the Statement of Fees and Charges document, the Fee Payment Agreement and the Fees Policy for more information.

4 Year Old Kindergarten Fees for 2019

$490.00 per term (annual cost of $1960.00)

Maintenance Levy

All families are required to pay a $50.00 Maintenance Levy.

Fundraising Levy

All families are required to pay a $50.00 Fundraising Levy. This levy has been introduced in lieu of running multiple fundraising events throughout the year to raise much needed funds to assist with covering the costs of purchasing and replacing materials and equipment, incursions and excursions, and maintenance work. The Fundraising Levy is non-refundable. From time to time, the centre may run small fundraising events that relate directly to the kindergarten programs, i.e. Mother’s/Father’s Day activities, Christmas Raffle etc.

Kindergarten Fee Subsidy

Edward Street Preschool is offering a 4 year old kindergarten program for 2019 of 16 hours per week. Eligible card holders for the Kindergarten fee subsidy are FULLY funded by the State Government and are only required to pay the kindergarten fundraising and maintenance levy.

– Commonwealth Health Care Card
– Commonwealth Pensioner Concession Card
– Department of Veterans Affairs Gold Card
– Temporary Protection/Humanitarian Visa 447, 451, 786 or 785
– Refugee/Special Humanitarian Visas 200 -217 or
– Asylum Seeker Bridging Visas A – F

Parents are required to provide a photocopy of their Health Care or Pension Card or Visa when enrolling their child before the concession can be approved and new card sighted on expiration date.

Written notification will be required if your child is withdrawn from the program before the end of the kindergarten year.