Brunswick Crèche is a not-for-profit organisation. Fees are set by the Committee of Management to cover all centre operating costs. The centre only receives government funding for the Kindergarten program.
Operating costs are reviewed bi-annually by the Committee of Management and childcare fees are adjusted accordingly. Fee increases are advertised 4 weeks prior to their effective date.
Payment of Fees
Fees are charged weekly, by direct debit. Once enrolment is confirmed, a direct debit request together with a client centre agreement will be supplied. Receipts are issued weekly by email. A hard copy can be provided on request.
Fee Costs at February 2017
Tiny Tots $105 per day
Mini Minors $105 per day
Top Kids $105 per day
The centre is closed on all Public Holidays. Normal fees apply for these days.
The centre is closed for approximately three weeks over the Christmas/New Year period. Families are given adequate notice and dates are confirmed by the 30th of June each year.
Fees are not charged during the Christmas/New Year closure.
Fees are payable during absences including public holidays and illness.
You are requested to notify the centre of absences in advance or by 9.00am on that day. Please let the centre know if your child is ill with an infectious disease to allow educators to keep an eye out for similar symptoms in other children.
Maintenance and Equipment Levy
A Maintenance and Equipment Levy is charged per child, upon enrolment and annually thereafter. The current levy is $125.00. This levy is reviewed annually. Families commencing after May will be charged $62.50 per child.
This levy provides additional funds for the maintenance of buildings and equipment, the purchase of play materials, books and toys for the children.
A 100% holding fee will be charged to families reserving a place prior to commencing normal attendance at the centre. There is no discounted holding fee. During any holding period you will be requested to allow the centre to offer the place temporarily to another family and, if the place is temporarily filled, a holding fee will not be charged on those days. You have the right to refuse such a request.
Holding fees will be charged by direct debit, weekly and in advance.
Minimum Notice Period
Families wishing to withdraw their child from the centre or reduce days of attendance need to provide four weeks’ notice in writing. Fees remain payable if the child does not attend the centre during the notice period unless the vacancy is filled.
Where the cessation date is after 31 October, the payment of full fees will be required for the remainder of the calendar year, unless the vacancy is filled.
Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate
The Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate are separate payments available to families to assist with the costs of childcare provided by an approved childcare Centre. Brunswick Crèche and Day Nursery is an approved Childcare Centre.
The Family Assistance Office (FAO) administers the Child Care Benefit and the Child Care Rebate scheme.
Child Care Benefit (CCB) is a payment made by the Commonwealth Government to families to assist with the cost of Child Care fees.
Child Care Rebate (CCR) assists families with out of pocket expenses and covers 50% of out of pocket expenses, up to a maximum of $7,500 per child per financial year.
Refer to http://www.familyassist.gov.au/payments/family-assistance-payments for further information regarding the Benefit and Rebate.