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Kindergarten fees


As part of the Victorian State Governments ongoing commitment to early years, to ensure every child gets the best start in life, from 2023 kindergarten will be free for both three and four year old programs.

City of Casey managed kindergarten programs will offer the following hours in 2023;

  • 5 hours of free 3-year-old kindergarten and;
  • 15 hours of free 4-year-old kindergarten.

See the flyer for more information 

Kindergarten fees for 2022

Kindergarten fees for Council-managed kindergarten programs for 2022 are $465.00 per term for 4-year-old kindergarten and $155 per term for 3-year-old kindergarten.

Your fees will go towards maintaining and operating the kindergarten and cover the gap between the cost to run the kindergarten and funding from the government. As funding will change every year, the fees we charge for kindergarten may also change.  

Term fee payment options

Kindergarten term fees are compulsory and non-refundable. You must pay the term fees before your child begins each term, unless you are choosing Direct Debit as a payment option. Term fees must be paid by the due date to ensure your child can attend kindergarten. 

Families are responsible for ensuring their child’s kindergarten fees are paid. If a family has an outstanding debt relating to the attendance of one child at a Council managed kindergarten the debt needs to be paid before other children in the family can attend.  

You can pay your child's kindergarten term fees in the following ways:  

1. Pay via invoice 

You will receive an invoice by post before the start of each kindergarten term. The invoice will have a due date. You must pay your term fees by the invoice due date.  

2. Pay online

To pay your term fees online, please have your reference number handy which can be found on your invoice. 

3. Direct Debit 

Families have the option to pay their kindergarten fees via Direct Debit. These payments will be spread over several fortnights throughout the year.   

You will receive information via email or post about how to apply for Direct Debit late in the year before your child starts kindergarten.  

Other payment options include:  

Kindergarten Fee Subsidy (KFS)

If your child is eligible for the KFS, they can attend funded kindergarten hours for free. 

The Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) has the most up-to-date KFS eligibility criteria

How to receive the KFS subsidy 

Your kindergarten service will apply for the Kindergarten Fee Subsidy on your behalf.

You must provide us with your proof of eligibility by: 

Twin discount 

Council offers a twin discount for kindergarten term fees. In 2022:

  • The fees per term for 3 year old are $155 for one child and $108.50 for the second child 
  • The fees per term for 4 year old are $465 for one child and $325.50 for the second child

Independently managed kindergartens 

Independently managed kindergartens set their own fees and structure.  

Please contact the individual kindergarten for more information.