The Centre is licensed for a maximum of 45 children aged 3-5. Children must be 3 or turning 3 in the month to be eligible for enrolment. They must also be immunised.
Fees are reviewed in light of the budget annually. The Director, in consultation with the School Board, the CEO and other CEO Early Childhood facilities sets the fee level. Parents will be given at least two weeks’ notice of any fee increase. Fees may be paid to the Bursar on a weekly or fortnightly basis by cash, cheque, Centrepay, credit card or electronic transfer. A dated receipt will be provided for each payment.
N.B. Families are advised of fee increases 6 months in advance
Three additional fees are implemented at St Mary’s Community of Learners:
Admin Fee on overdue accounts $10. This will be charged to accounts that are more than 3 weeks in arrears. For more information, see the section on overdue fees.
Early Learning Program for four year old levy. This is a $50 per term stationery/resources levy associated with attendance at our Early Learning Program for four-year-olds.
Late Fees – $5.00 per minute after 5.45 pm.
The (Community of Learners) CoL uniform is optional. CoL T-shirts are now available with our unique CoL Logo. T-shirts can be purchased at the St Mary’s Catholic Primary School Reception for $15.00 and hats can be purchased for $15.00.
The service participates in the Child Care Management System (CCMS). Guidelines in claiming and administering Childcare Benefits as directed by the Family Assistance Office and other Government bodies will be followed. The service is registered with the National Childcare Association Council and participates in the Quality Framework and Accreditation System. It is a parent’s responsibility to have their eligibility for Childcare Assistance assessed by Centrelink. Childcare Assistance will be deducted from fees in accordance with Commonwealth Department of Health and Family Services requirements. Childcare benefits cannot be deducted from fees until the assessment notice from the Family Assistance Office is received with the child’s own CRN.
Childcare Benefit is a service offered to parents by the Commonwealth Government to assist with the payment of childcare fees. The amount of fee relief is based on the combined income of the parents and is approved by the Family Assistance Office. For more information phone Centrelink on 136150.