There is a $25 application fee per family to be placed on the waitlist. This is payable either via EFTPOS or cash when returning a paper copy of your application form (PDF), or via secure payment if completing the online application form below.
Children can be placed on the Waiting List from 6 months before the birth of the child. A $25.00 non-refundable Application Fee must be paid for your child to be placed on the Waiting List. Parents are then offered positions at the Centre according to priority of access and date order with -
- A child at risk of serious abuse or neglect.
- A child of a parent (or both parents if you have a partner) who satisfied the Government’s work, training and activity test.
- Any other child.
When a position becomes available the Centre requires a Holding Deposit of two weeks full fees in advance plus the annual Equipment Levy which is non-refundable. The Holding Deposit is refunded in the February account. This Holding Deposit must be paid otherwise the position may not be held open.
Prior to any child being accepted into the Centre, an Enrolment Form must be fully completed by the parents and an interview held with the Director for the parents and the child.
For administration purposes, all forms including your Enrolment Form, and copies of Birth Certificate and Immunisation Records need to be returned to the Centre at least a day before commencement. This will ensure processing and information about your child can be distributed to the relevant staff in time for your child’s arrival.
Fees as at 1 January 2021 (prices are current as at 2021 and are subject to change in the future). Monthly fees are payable by the second week of each month, and are calculated as follows -
Preschool 9:00am-3:00pm $111.00 per day
Long Day Care 8:00am-6:00pm $131.00 per day
All children - $110.00 annual Equipment Levy for one child OR $150.00 annual Equipment Levy per family of 2 or more children.
If your child is collected from the Centre after 6:00pm, you will be charged a late fee.
ATTENDANCE AND ABSENCE
Once a child is enrolled at the Centre, payment of fees must be continued during the child’s absence for illness, holidays etc and when a child is absent for any reason we must be notified. The Centre is open 50 weeks per year between 7:00am and 6:00pm. We are open all year with the exception of Public Holidays and 2 weeks during the Christmas period. Dates will be advised.
NOTICE OF WITHDRAWL
Should you wish to change your child’s attendance pattern or end your child’s place at our Centre, our policy requires 4 weeks written notice.
St Ives Chase Kindergarten
120 Warrimoo Avenue
St Ives NSW 2075
Phone: 02 9449 8829