Kindergarten Fees and Charges

Kindergarten Fees

Fees vary depending on the programs offered and the hours per week your child attends.

As a not-for-profit organisation, we are committed to providing a high-quality service and education to all children and families, while keeping our fees as low as possible.

The State Government provides funds directly to kindergartens in order to keep fees low for families. Kindergarten’s charge fees to help to meet the costs associated with delivering a high quality early childhood education.

To view our kindergarten fees, click please view our timetable page:

Session Timetable 2022

Session Timetable 2023

Fee Information

In 2022 families can access up to 5 hours per week of First Year (3YO) funded kindergarten and 15 hours per week of Second Year (4YO) funded kindergarten.

From 2023 families can access up to 15 hours per week of First Year (3YO) funded kindergarten and 15 hours per week of Second Year (4YO) funded kindergarten.

The Department of Education and Training (DET) provides a contribution towards kindergarten fees through a number of initiatives. For children/families who meet the criteria, further assistance with fees is available. Please view subsidies section below for further information

    • Kindergarten Fee Subsidy funding is available to eligible children to attend five hours per week of First Year (3YO) Kindergarten in 2022 and up to 15 hours per week of kindergarten in 2023, and 15 hours per week of Second Year (4YO) Kindergarten free of charge.
    • Early Start Kindergarten funding is available to eligible children to attend up to 15 hours per week of free kindergarten for two years before starting school

If your child turns three between the commencement of Term 1 and April 30 they can only attend once they turn three. A pro rata fee will apply and your child’s educator will discuss an individual orientation schedule with you where you will be able to visit the kindergarten for short periods of time (parent/guardian) must remain with child for visits.

Kindergarten Charges

  • Holding Deposit ($100): Families are required to pay a $100 holding deposit on offer of a place.  This one off deposit payment (per child) is retained and deducted from your first fee invoice. Payment will secure the child’s place in the kindergarten program. If a place is cancelled prior to the child attending, this deposit WILL NOT be refunded. There is no deposit required for families who are eligible for the Kindergarten Fee Subsidy, Early Start Kindergarten fee subsidy or who select to defer the offer.

Fee Schedule 2022

Term 

Fees Invoiced Date

Fees Due Date

Term 1 (10 weeks)

15 November 2021

25 November 2021

Term 2 (9 weeks)

1 March 2022

11 March 2022

Term 3 (10 weeks)

30 May 2022

09 June 2022

Term 4 (11 weeks)

22 August 2022

01 September 2022

Fee Schedule 2023

Term

Fees Invoice Date

Fees Due Date

Term 1 (10 weeks)

14 November 2022

25 November 2022

Term 2 (10 weeks)

6 March 2023

17 March 2023

Term 3 (10 weeks)

29 May 2023

9 June 2023

Term 4 (10 weeks)

21 August 2023

1 September 2023

  • Invoices are emailed to families a minimum of four weeks prior to the commencement of term and must be paid by the date indicated on the invoice.
  • Each invoice will be accompanied with payment instructions
  • Payment can be made by credit card/debit card, or direct debit into Glen Education’s nominated bank account on the invoice.
  • Payment must be made in full prior to a child’s commencement at a service.
  • For children enrolled after the commencement of a term, a pro rata invoice will be issued and must be paid prior to a child’s commencement at a service.
  • Concession card holders must provide a copy of their concession card (scan/take photo) to the Customer Relations Team at enrolments@gekaoffice.org.au to receive the Kindergarten Fee Subsidy. To can see if you are eligible for the Kindergarten Fee Subsidy (free or reduced fees) HERE
  • If your child’s commencement at kindergarten is delayed due to insufficient enrolment documentation being provided (including an up-to-date Immunisation History Statement) full term fees will be charged until the documentation is provided, or the place may be offered to another child.
  • A statement of fees and charges for First Year / Second Year Kindergarten will be provided to families on enrolment.
  • Families experiencing financial difficulties can contact the Glen Education Customer Service Team.
  • Glen Education will regularly review payment options and procedures to ensure that they are inclusive and sensitive to families’ cultural and financial situations.
  • As part of the budget development process, the Board sets fees each year for the programs of the service, taking into consideration:
    • the financial viability of the service
    • the level of government funding provided for the program
    • the availability of other income sources, such as grants
    • the fees charged by similar services in the area
    • the capacity of parents/guardians to pay fees

OVERDUE ACCOUNT AND LATE PAYMENT FEES

If fees are not paid by the due date, the following steps will be taken:

    • A reminder and copy of the invoice is emailed to families
    • For unpaid invoices still outstanding three days and six days after the invoice due date, families will be emailed another copy of the invoice. This will be followed by a phone call and/or text message calling for immediate payment of arrears.
    • If an account is overdue by seven days, a member of the Customer Relations team will contact the family to seek payment on day seven after the due date and provide 48 hours to process the payment.
    • If the invoice remains outstanding the day prior to the child commencing kindergarten OR if the invoice remains outstanding on day 14 after the due date (whichever comes first), the Customer Relationships Manager will seek immediate payment within 24 hours. If fees remain unpaid, it will be escalated to the Executive Management Team and a decision may be made to withdraw the child’s place at the service.
    • No further enrolments of children from the family will be accepted until all outstanding fees have been made.
    • Families experiencing financial hardship are encouraged to talk to the Glen Education Customer Relations Team who can support the set up of a payment plan that is designed to clear debts
    • The Glen Education Fees Policy is available for your review at your child’s service or on our website HERE
    • Under exceptional circumstances, the above can be waived with approval from the CEO

REFUND OF FEES

    • Four weeks’ notice prior to term commencement (in writing to enrolments@gekaoffice.org.au) is required to withdraw a child from kindergarten or decrease a child’s kindergarten hours. This applies to both the funded program and extended hours. TERM FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE. 
    • If a family becomes eligible for the Kindergarten Fee Subsidy during a term (including holding a current Concession Card), a full refund of the applicable term fees will be provided.
    • No refund of fees will be provided in the following circumstances:
    • notification via email (to enrolments@gekaoffice.org.au for ) of a withdrawal less than four weeks to a term commencing
    • a child’s short-term illness
    • public holidays
    • family holiday during operational times
    • closure of the service for one or more days when a qualified educator is absent and a qualified reliever is not available
    • closure of the service for staff training days
    • closure of the service due to extreme and unavoidable circumstances
    • when a family chooses not to send their child to the program for the maximum number of hours for which the child is enrolled.
    • Under exceptional circumstances, the above can be waived with approval from the CEO

DO YOU NEED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE?

Families experiencing additional stresses, including financial hardship are encouraged to talk to our Customer Relations Team. In some circumstances a payment plan may be set up.

The Privacy and Confidentiality Policy of the service will be complied with at all times in relation to a family’s financial/personal circumstances.

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