This section contains the following information:
Fee Schedule and Terms
|Booking Type||Full Fee|
|Daily||$127 (*funded kinder program daily fee $123)|
Fees are payable two weeks in advance.
Fees are charged according to the days of care your child is booked for, this includes absences for public holidays, illness, holidays or any other reason. Fees are not charged for the time the centre closes over Christmas.
Fees are payable from the agreed commencement date and must be paid fortnightly in advance
Fees may be paid by cash, cheque, or direct debit. Fees may be paid to the Director, or a qualified staff member.
Cash is not kept on the premises and therefore change cannot be given. Credit will be made for the following weeks of childcare if the incorrect amount is given.
The families of John Street may be eligible to claim both Child Care Benefit (CCB) and the Child Care Rebate (CCR). Families wishing to apply for both, CCB and CCR must complete relevant forms and register for formal child care with Centrelink. This process is able to be completed online.
Child Care Benefit (CCB) is means tested and based on the family’s annual income. As such not all families are eligible for this assistance.
Child Care Rebate (CCR) is available to all families and covers 50% of all out of pocket expenses up tp $7500 per year. Families may elect to receive this money as a weekly fee reduction to the centre or as a payment directly to them; weekly, quarterly or annually. The options for these are outlined in the Centrelink application forms.
Families who receive CCB are only able to receive this for a number of absences throughout the year. All families must record in writing why their child is away from John Street and sign this as being correct within the corresponding days on the Sign-In Sheets.
If you exceed the allowed number of absences you may be charged full fee for any subsequent care.
It is the families responsibility to contact Centrelink to apply for assistance and to make any necessary amendments when required. Office staff will assist families if required but they are unable to complete these processes on the family’s behalf.