Kindergarten term fees
In 2020, it will cost $455 per term for a child to attend one of our kindergartens. A child can attend up to 15 hours of kindergarten per week. There are 4 terms in the kindergarten year.
All your fees go towards maintaining and operating the kindergarten. The fees cover the gap between the cost to run the kindergarten and funding from the State Government. Because funding changes 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. Term fees must be paid by the due date to ensure your child can attend kindergarten.
There are 2 ways you can pay your child's kindergarten term fees:
1. Pay via invoice
You will receive an invoice 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. This is the default option
You will receive your term 1 invoice late in the year before your child’s kindergarten year.
You can pay your term fees online. Please have your reference number handy.
If you don't wish to pay online, you can pay via:
- credit card over the phone: 1300 665 200
- Australia POST billpay
- the counter at a customer service centre
Kindergarten Fee Subsidy (KFS)
If your child is eligible for the KFS, they can attend up to 15 hours of kindergarten for free.
The Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) has the most up-to-date KFS eligibility criteria.
How to receive the subsidy
Your kindergarten service will apply for the kindergarten fee subsidy on your behalf. You must provide us with your proof of eligibility by:
- emailing copies of relevant documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
- providing documents to your kindergarten teacher
- providing relevant documents to a staff member at one of our customer service centres
For twins, the 2020 term fees are:
- $455 per term for one child
- $318.50 per term for the second child
If you have triplets or more, you will qualify for the Kindergarten Fee Subsidy.
Independently managed kindergartens
Independently managed kindergartens set their own fees and structure. Please contact the individual kindergarten for more information.