Fees and Terms
Hourly fee $7.00 p/hr – this will increase to $7.30 as of 4th July 2016
There is a non-refundable payment of $50 in order to reserve a booking. This will be credited in full against fees once your child commences their attendance. There is an annual administration fee of $30 which will be added to the first invoice. Centre fees are paid one week in advance unless prior arrangements have been made. They are also paid whether your child is sick or away. You may pay by automatic payment, cheque or cash. Invoices and statements are issued either in your child’s pocket or by email, once a fortnight, and are payable within seven days.
Public Holidays – Star Early Learning is closed for all public holidays but is open during the school holidays as normal. Star Early Learning closes for two weeks over Christmas.
Absences – All absences will be charged for at the full rate. Please contact the centre if your child will be absent.
Each child receives 3 weeks of their usual attendance as holiday leave per calendar year. A 50% discount is offered for holidays (3 weeks per year) provided the centre receives one working weeks notice before the holiday is taken. If one working week’s notice is not received the normal full fee rate will apply. Once the annual holiday allocation has been exceeded the normal full fee rate will apply. To be eligible for the 50% holiday discount:
- Your child’s account must be paid up to date
- You must notify us at least 1 week before the absence begins
- Holiday discounts apply for a maximum of three weeks at any one time.
- Discount applies after WINZ deductions
Cancellation of enrolment – Two weeks notice is required before withdrawing your child from the centre, please fill in cancellation form.
Subsidies – You may be eligible for a childcare subsidy through Work and Income. Please enquire at your local Work and Income office