Civic Kindergarten

Middle Park

Fees

Fee Schedules:

Term Fees – 2017

Three year old program:

Hours: 9 hours per week

Term Fee: $720

Four year old program:

Hours: 15 hours per week

Term Fee: $750

Term Fees – 2018

Three year old program 2018:

Hours: 8 hours per week

Term Fee: $675

Four year old program:

Hours: 15 hours per week

Term Fee: $750

Refer to the Fee Policy under the Policy section of this website.

Late Payment Fees

In accordance with the Fee Policy a late payment fee of $40 will be charged in the event the invoice is not paid on time.

Enrolment Application Fee

In accordance with the Fee Policy, an enrolment application fee of $40 will be payable upon application to the Kindergarten.

Payment of Fees:

Invoices will be issued in the last two weeks of the preceding terms and must be paid within two weeks of issue.   These are placed in the communication pockets in the foyer of the Kindergarten. Invoice payment is payable within 2 weeks.

Fees must be received in full prior to the child commencing at the service, with payment terms and methods stipulated on the invoice.

A receipt will then be issued by the Treasurer in due course (refer to the Fee policy in the Policy Information tab).

In accordance with the Fee Policy a late payment fee of $40 will be charged in the event the invoice is not paid on time.

If you are experiencing difficulty making payments, a separate arrangement can be made with the Treasurer – please refer to our Fee policy, or contact the Director of Teaching or the Treasurer.

Refunds

Please note that fees are non-refundable (exceptional circumstances may apply).  There will be no refund of fees due to a child’s short term illness; public holidays; family holiday during operational times; closure of the centre for one or more days when a qualified member of staff is absent and a qualified reliever is not available; or closure of the centre for staff training days; or due to centre upgrade works or renovations.

Guidelines for Fee Subsidy:
The following parents are eligible to receive a fee subsidy for the 15 hours per week 4 year-old kindergarten program:

  • Health Care Card holders
  • Pensioner Concession Card holders
  • Department of Veteran Affairs Gold Card holders
  • Bridging visas A-F
  • Refugee Visa (subclass) 200
  • In-country Special Humanitarian visa (subclass 201)
  • Global Special Humanitarian visa (subclass 202)
  • Temporary Humanitarian Concern visa (subclass 786)
  • Protection visa (subclass 866)
  •  Emergency Rescue visa (subclass 203)
  •  Woman at risk visa (subclass 204)
  •  ImmiCard
  •  Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander children

If any parents have difficulty in making any of the payments, we would encourage you to discuss the matter with the Director of Teaching or the Treasurer. Strict confidentiality will be maintained.

Sources of Funding

Funding of the kindergarten is derived from 3 sources:

  1. DET (4yr old group only)
  2. City of Port Phillip
  3. Terms Fees

The year is divided into 4 terms in accordance with Victorian Government school terms.

This funding may be supplemented by fundraising for a specific purpose or piece of equipment.