Fees

Kidz Place has outlined below some of our policies related to fees, you should also read the policy manual, which provides this and other policies in more detail. Kidz Place childcare is committed to our policy of maintaining competitive fees. We aim to keep our fees for our families as low as possible. You will find our fees compare favourably to other centre’s in our area, particularly when you consider the experience, training of our educators and that we are one of the best childcare Centre’s in the hills area.

Fees structure

There is an enrollment charge that is non-refundable. We give priority according to the guidelines set out by the government.
Fees are due by the term however for your convenience, we only accept payment through eDebit which is the debiting company that debits your account on behalf of Kidz Place. This occurs weekly. We do not under any circumstances accept any other form of payment. 

This centre has a right not to accept your child if your fees are behind. It is a policy at Kidz Place for a late fee of per day to be charged if your fees are behind. This does not include your bond.

Fees are due for all days booked, including sick days, holidays you may take, public holidays or any other days you wish to take off. Fees are due prior to your holiday leave. Days cannot be exchanged for a different day unless in a permanent situation. Four weeks notice in writing needs to be given if you change your days (30 days). If you are absent and do not notify us for more than ONE week your position could be forfeited.

Bond

A bond is required, totaling two weeks full fees, which is held by Kidz Place until the end of your child’s schooling. This will be refunded to you after any outstanding debts have been paid and you leaving the centre – generally it takes 4-6 weeks. Four weeks notice minimum is required in writing when leaving the centre, except when leaving after October.

Terminating care after October:

KIDZ PLACE ISSUES YOUR ACCOUNT ON A TERM BASIS. Should you terminate or reduce days after the 1st October, your fees will be due for the FULL TERMS PAYMENT rather than the usual 4 weeks notice/payment and will be charged at FULL FEE RATE. If you are aware that you will be leaving or reducing days after October you must put your notice forward in writing before the 1st of October to both the Director and Room Leader.

Late pickups –

Our licence only allows us to be open certain hours in the day as well as how many children we can have on the premises at any given time. If you are late to pick your child up (outside your child’s enrolled time slots eg short day, long day and extra long day) etc, that puts the centre in breach of our licence which we can lose if you are late and we need to hold back an Educator that has finished their shift until you arrive. Therefore late fees can be charged from $5.00 per minute.

Change of days:

If you wish to change your enrolled days you must provide FOUR WEEKS notice in writing during which time you will be required to pay FULL FEES for your enrolled days. Visit our forms page for a change of days form.

Childcare Assistance

Childcare assistance is available at Kidz Place for all parents through Centrelink offices or online. This centre complies with the guidelines of priority of access set down by the agreement between Kidz Place and the Commonwealth of Australia. Families entitled to Centrelink assistance will be given a reduction in fees once the government sends it to the centre. This won’t happen until your child has attended for a few weeks, (until then full fees do apply) and only if the child and family numbers, eligible hours and the parent name and date of birth of the parent who applied to the assistance office match with the information the parent gave the government. All other claiming is between the parents and the Government. A new statement with estimated fees will be re-issued when your centrelink changes. In addition, the government now provides an additional 50% tax rebate for out of pocket expenses or (difference in daily fee paid by the parent) via the childcare rebate to Kidz Place if you notify Centrelink to do so further reducing your weekly fees. It is the responsibility of the parent to notify the centre of this and all changes to do with your families assistance.(Duplicate copies of receipts, etc can be issued at an additional expense).

Kidz Place Early Learning Centre's CRN number is 406025983V.

IT IS THE PARENTS RESPONSIBILITY TO INFORM THE CENTRE OF CCB AND CCR CHANGES HAPPENING TO YOUR ACCOUNT.

If you have a discrepancy with your fees it will only be dealt with within a three month period. E.g. A discrepancy in March will not be dealt with after June of the same year.

THE CHILD CARE INDUSTRY HAS RECENTLY ESTABLISHED A DEFAULT DATABASE TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF DEFAULT DEBTORS IN THE CHILDCARE INDUSTRY. KIDZ PLACE USES THIS DATABASE TO RECORD DEFAULT DEBTORS AS WELL AS PERFORM RANDOM CHECKS ON NEW ACCOUNT PAYERS. THIS IS TO ENSURE THAT FEE INCREASES ARE KEPT TO A MINIMUM AND OTHER FAMILIES ARE NOT PENALISED.