6 Hours per Week / 2 x 3-hour session
$570.00 per term
15 hours per week
$550 per term
Kindergarten Fee Subsidy
The Kindergarten Fee Subsidy is provided by DET and enables eligible children to attend 15 hours of kindergarten free of charge.
Families may be eligible for the Kindergarten Fee Subsidy in the year before school if their child:
• is Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander; or
• holds, or has a parent/guardian who holds a Humanitarian or refugee Visa; or
• is a multiple birth child (triplets or more); or
• holds, or has a parent who holds a Commonwealth Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Veteran’s Affairs Card.
Supporting documentation should be sighted by the service on acceptance of a place or on commencement in the program. Families are eligible for the Kindergarten Fee Subsidy for the full term in which their concession is valid.
Families can find more information on the Department of Education and Training (DET) website at www.education.vic.gov.au/kindergarten
Refundable Maintenance Levy
$125 per family
The participation of parents/guardians is encouraged by the service and can help to keep costs more affordable. These projects, which parents are asked to assist with, are intended to improve the facilities available to the children and promote a positive community within the Preschool environment. Payment will be refunded to parents/guardians on participation in 2 specified activities which include a working bee and/or fundraising BBQ. Eligible concession card holders will not be required to pay this levy. Please note ‘kinder duty’ during kinder session times cannot be claimed as refundable time against this levy. The levy is not intended to be a barrier to participation and families experiencing financial difficulties should discuss this with the service