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Fees in 2021

Hurlingham Preschool acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government in providing ‘Free Kinder 2021’ for 4yr old funded kinder programs and reduced fees in 2021 for 3yr old unfunded kinder programs.
Hurlingham Preschool acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government in providing ‘Free Kinder 2021’ for 4yr old funded kinder programs and reduced fees in 2021 for 3yr old unfunded kinder programs.
GroupOne off feesFees Per TermTotal Fees Per Year
Koala (4yr old)N/A$0$0
Wombat (4yr old)
N/A$0$0
Echidna (3yr old)
-$100 Non refundable Enrolment Administration Fee - $100 Refundable Volunteer Labour Levy$150 gap fee$800
Kookaburra
(Extended Care)
N/A$600 (2 x sessions
per week)
$2400
Platypus
(Extended Care)
N/A$300 (1 x session
per week)
$1200
Hurlingham Preschool acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government in providing ‘Free Kinder 2021’ for 4yr old funded kinder programs and reduced fees in 2021 for 3yr old unfunded kinder programs.
Hurlingham Preschool acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government in providing ‘Free Kinder 2021’ for 4yr old funded kinder programs and reduced fees in 2021 for 3yr old unfunded kinder programs.
GroupOne off feesFees Per TermTotal Fees Per Year
Koala (4yr old)N/A$0$0
Wombat (4yr old)
N/A$0$0
Echidna (3yr old)
-$100 Non refundable Enrolment Administration Fee - $100 Refundable Volunteer Labour Levy$150 gap fee$800
Kookaburra
(Extended Care)
N/A$600 (2 x sessions
per week)
$2400
Platypus
(Extended Care)
N/A$300 (1 x session
per week)
$1200

2021 Free Kindergarten information for families

Hurlingham Preschool 2021

1. General information

Kindergarten programs for four-year-old children in Victorian Government funded services will be free in 2021 as part of a $169.6 million investment in early childhood education in the 2020/21 Victorian State Budget. Free Kindergarten forms part of the economic recovery support for Victorians as we recover from the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The initiative is for 2021 only.

This investment will save families around $2,000 for each child enrolled in a participating funded kindergarten program in 2021.

DET also provides funding to assist eligible three-year-old Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, and children known to Child Protection, to access kindergarten programs.

2. What free kindergarten means at our service

Hurlingham Preschool has opted in to the 2021 Free Kindergarten initiative. Applicable parent fees are outlined below:

  • Funded sessional kindergarten for 4-year-old children (15 hours per week) – no parent fee
  • Unfunded sessional kindergarten for 3-year-old children – parent fee will be reduced by a $1600 offset

Hurlingham Preschool will reimburse families in full for any deposit or fee payments that have already been made for 2021 within a reasonable timeframe (excluding any voluntary parent donations/payments that you agree to in writing.)

3. Other charges

Other charges levied by Hurlingham Preschool are included on the Statement of Fees and Charges, that will be provided to families upon enrolment.

These include:

Late collection charge: The Committee of Management reserves the right to implement a late collection charge when parents/guardians are frequently late in collecting a child from the service. This charge will be set at a level determined by the Committee of Management. A late collection fee for second time offenders will be charged at a rate of $1.00 per minute, commencing 10 minutes after the scheduled finish time of the session, which will be invoiced separately and is payable within 5 business days. A subsequent offence will be referred to the Committee of Management for discussion of appropriate penalty at the next committee meeting.

4. Extended care (wrap around) fees

Hurlingham Preschool offers extended care (wrap around) outside of the 15 hours per week (600 hours per year). sessional kindergarten program. This fee is applicable to all families that require care before and after the kindergarten session.

5. Fundraising and voluntary parent payment/donations

While participation in fundraising/donation is voluntary, the support of every family is encouraged. Fundraising activities are also an opportunity for families and communities to come together.

6. Unfunded three-year-old programs

Families that have children attending unfunded three-year-old programs in sessional kindergarten services will received $1,600 reduction in parent fees. Compulsory parent fees can be charged above this amount but must not exceed the gap between the payment made by the State and the fee for 2021. Services are required to directly offset the full $1,600 payment from parent fees.

7. Payment of fees

The Committee of Management will regularly review payment options and procedures to ensure that they are inclusive and sensitive to families’ cultural and financial situations.

Fees will be invoiced to parents/guardians directly and must be paid by the date indicated on the invoice. Each invoice will be accompanied by payment instructions. The first term’s fees must be received in full prior to the child commencing at the service. For children enrolled after the commencement of a term, a pro rata invoice will be issued and must be paid in full within 14 days of the child’s commencement at the service. Receipts will be provided for all fee payments.

Parents/guardians experiencing difficulty in paying fees are requested to contact our Administrator to arrange a suitable alternative payment plan. The Privacy and Confidentiality Policy of the service will be complied with at all times in relation to a family’s financial/personal circumstances.

8. Unpaid fees

If fees are not paid by the due date, the following steps will be taken.

  • An initial reminder letter will be sent to parents/guardians with a specified payment date and will include information on a range of support options available for the family.
  • Where payment is still not received, families will be invited to attend a meeting to discuss the range of support options available and establish a payment plan.
  • Failure to attend the meeting and continued non-payment may result in a second and final letter notifying parents/guardians that the child’s place at the service may be withdrawn unless payment is made or a payment plan is entered into within a specified period of time. This letter will also include information on a range of support options available for the family.
  • The Committee of Management will continue to offer support and will reserve the right to employ the services of a debt collector.
  • If a decision is made to withdraw the child’s place at the service, the parents/guardians will be provided with 14 days’ notice in writing.
  • No further enrolments of children from the parents/guardians will be accepted until all outstanding fees have been paid.

9. Refund of fees

Any fee payments including an enrolment deposit that would normally be taken off Term 1 fees will be fully refunded to families. Non-refundable enrolment administration fees paid prior to the kindergarten year will be retained.

In any other case, unfunded 3 year old gap fees are non-refundable (exceptional circumstances may apply – these are at the discretion of the Committee of Management. There will be no refund of these fees in the following circumstances:

  • a child’s short-term illness
  • public holidays
  • family holiday during operational times
  • closure of the service for one or more days when a qualified educator is absent and a qualified reliever is not available
  • closure of the service for staff training days
  • closure of the service due to extreme and unavoidable circumstances.

In addition, there will be no refund where a family chooses not to send their child to the program for the maximum number of hours for which they are enrolled.

10. Children turning three during the year of enrolment for unfunded 3-year-old kindergarten

Full payment of gap fee from the first day of Term 1 is required if a place is to be reserved for a child in the unfunded three-year-old kindergarten program. Children can only commence the program when they have turned three.

11. Support services

Families experiencing financial hardship often require access to family support services. Information on these services may be available from the kindergarten service provider or alternatively families may contact the local council.

12. Notification of fee changes during the year

Fees set for the year would only be reviewed in extraordinary circumstances, for example, if attendance rates fall below the budget ‘break even’ point. Parents/guardians will be notified one term in advance of any required fee increase and will be offered the option to request a payment plan.

Fees in 2022

Hurlingham has yet to set the fees for 2022 as we still require further information on government funding rates. We are hopeful that we will be able to keep fees at our 2018 rates. 2022 fees will be confirmed to families in December 2021.

GroupOne off feesFees Per TermTotal Fees Per Year
Koala (4yr old)-$100 Non refundable Enrolment Administration Fee
-$100 Refundable Volunteer Labour Levy (RVLL)
$580$2520*
*less $100 if receive refund of RVLL
Wombat (4yr old)
-$100 Non refundable Enrolment Administration Fee
-$100 Refundable Volunteer Labour Levy (RVLL)
$580$2520*
*less $100 if receive refund of RVLL
Echidna (3yr old)-$100 Non refundable Enrolment Administration Fee
-$100 Refundable Volunteer Labour Levy (RVLL)
$550$2400*
*less $100 if receive refund of RVLL
Bilby (3yr old)-$100 Non refundable Enrolment Administration Fee
-$100 Refundable Volunteer Labour Levy
$550$2400*
*less $100 if receive refund of RVLL
Kookaburra
(Extended Care)
N/A$600 (2 x sessions per week)$2400
Platypus
(Extended Care)
N/A$300 (1 x session per week)$1200
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Child Safe Standards

Hurlingham Preschool has a zero-tolerance to child abuse. We aim to create a child safe and child friendly environment where children feel safe and have fun. To create and maintain a child safe environment, Hurlingham Preschool apply Child Safe Standards and adhere to the Reportable Conduct Scheme (RCS). This applies to all workers, volunteers and parent helpers at Hurlingham Preschool.
Refer to www.ccyp.vic.gov.au for more information about Child Safe Standards and the RCS.

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Child Safe Standards

Hurlingham Preschool has a zero-tolerance to child abuse. We aim to create a child safe and child friendly environment where children feel safe and have fun. To create and maintain a child safe environment, Hurlingham Preschool apply Child Safe Standards and adhere to the Reportable Conduct Scheme (RCS). This applies to all workers, volunteers and parent helpers at Hurlingham Preschool.
Refer to www.ccyp.vic.gov.au for more information about Child Safe Standards and the RCS.

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