From 1 July 2010 parents and caregivers of 3, 4 and 5 year old children can access up to 20 hours per week of free early childhood education.
The Association further subsidises additional attendance hours for children aged 3, 4 and 5 years when their full 20 hours ECE has been attested to us, so that no fees will be charged for any hours attended in excess of 20 hours a week (for example, your child attends for 30 hours per week, you attest 20 hours to us, there is no fee payable for the additional 10 hours). We do however request a $10 per week voluntary Family Donation.
We also subsidise the cost of attendance for 2 year old children who will only be requested to pay a fee of $5 per hour for the first 9 hours of enrolment. Any additional hours accessed do not incur a fee. The fee may be eligible to be covered by a WINZ children subsidy.
Our kindergartens do not charge optional charges or extra costs, all excursions are free.