|Room||Age range||Daily fee *|
|NURSERY||6 weeks – 2 years||$112.00|
|TODDLER||2 – 3 years||$110.50|
|JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN||3 – 4 years||$108.50|
|KINDERGARTEN||4 – 5 years||$107.50|
|* Fees effective: 06/01/2020 less any CCS if applicable|
The fee includes a healthy morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, sunscreen, insect repellent, fully-qualified teachers and your child’s portfolio on Storypark.
Fees are to be paid two weeks in advance. Failure to do so will result in your child’s enrolment being in jeopardy. Fee payments continue during your child’s absence due to illness, annual holidays and public holidays or for any other reason, except for the two weeks over Christmas and New Year when the Centre is closed. Fees are directly debited from your account via Debit Success. Fee statements are emailed on a fortnightly basis.
To confirm your acceptance of a position, a refundable enrolment deposit of $100 is payable for each child. When you decide to leave Kurilpa, you need to give two weeks’ notice. Your deposit will be refunded at this time, however if two weeks’ notice is not provided your enrolment deposit will be forfeited. The two weeks’ notice does not include the two weeks the centre is closed over Christmas and New Year.
Hours and Attendance
Kurilpa’s policy is minimum two days of care. We are open Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 5.45pm. We close on public holidays and for two weeks over the Christmas/New Year period. Children attend the same days each week, however if you require additional days please make a request through your My Family Lounge account – Casual Day Bookings.
On your attendance day, you are able to use whatever hours are suitable to you within our opening hours, however we recommend your child is in attendance by 9.00am to gain full benefit from the program. If your child will be coming late please ring and let the team know. Also let the team know beforehand if your child is going to be away through your My Family Lounge account.
Our team finish their working day at 5.45 pm therefore we ask you be here to pick your child up by 5.40 pm. To cover the cost of staff overtime, a late fee will be imposed if you are in the centre later than 5.45 pm. Your child’s position at the centre is in jeopardy if you are late after a third time. If you are going to be later than your usual pick up time, please phone to advise the team so they can reassure your child.
Arrivals and Departures
All children must be accompanied to and from the centre by a parent or an authorised person. Team members will only release your child to persons you have nominated on the enrolment form or you have added to the permissions list in your My Family Lounge account.
- Sanitise your hands and your child’s hands
- Sign in using the Kiosk
- Put away your child’s belongings in the appropriate places
- Take your child to their room or playground and settle your child
- Please inform a team member before you leave
- Tell the team member what time you will be collecting your child
- Always say goodbye to your child
- Please check the noticeboard for notices and your child’s communication pocket for information
- Sanitise your hands
- Sign out using the Kiosk
- Ensure a team member knows you are taking your child
- Check your communication pocket
Signing in and out is a requirement for accessing Child Care Subsidy and to meet the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Law and Regulations 2011.
If your family receives Child Care Subsidy (CCS), you are limited to the number of absent days your child can have at the centre and still receive CCS. Please visit Australian Government, Services Australia website for more information: humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/child-care-benefit
Your child needs to attend on their last day of care to be eligible for CCS. Failure to attend on this last day will result in full fees.
We ask that medical certificates be supplied after using maximum absent days wherever possible for absences due to illness, so that these can be kept on file for future CCS reference.
Important Information – Notification of Changes
It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to inform the Director/Assistant Director or team if:
- someone different is picking up your child – this needs to be updated in your My Family Lounge account.
- your child is sick or going on holidays;
- custody access arrangements have changed;
- your home or work address or phone numbers have changed – this needs to be updated in your My Family Lounge account.
- your CCS percentage rates or eligible hours change;
- your emergency contacts or persons authorised to collect your child have changed – this needs to be updated in your My Family Lounge account.
It is always preferable to first discuss any concerns or issues you may have in relation to your child, with the team in your child’s room. Should the matter remain unresolved, the Director/ Assistant Director will then assist in any further discussions. If required, the Management Committee as Approved Provider of the Centre may mediate in order to help resolve any disputes. If your issues are in relation to the running of the centre, these should first be raised with the Director/Assistant Director.