fees and charges

fees and charges

Kindergarten Enrolment Fee

Parents/guardians are required to pay the non-refundable enrolment fee of $50.00. The method of payment for this is by credit/debit card when completing the child’s offer of a place. This fee is a charge to administer your child’s enrolment. If the offer of a place is cancelled at the parent’s discretion, the enrolment fee will not be refunded.

Kindergarten Program Fees

The kindergarten programs are partially funded by the Department of Education and Training (DET). The DET contribution along with fees paid by families are to pay for the total program costs.

Please see below the applicable kindergarten program fees for 2022:

Gowanbrae Children’s Centre
4yo kindergarten program fee: $490 per term
3yo kindergarten program fee: $195 per term

* 3yo extended hours kindergarten programs fee: $490 per term (3yo program and Thursdays Extended Care)
** 3yo extended kindergarten care programs fee (only): $295 per term (Thursdays only)

3yo and 4yo Extended Care Programs fee: $590 per term (Fridays only)

* Note: If we do not have 20 confirmed enrolments in the 3yo extended hours program, it will not go ahead therefore MEYM cannot guarantee your preferences.
** Note: If the parents/guardians choose the 3yo extended hours kindergarten program and are entitled to the Kindergarten Funding subsidy by DET, then they will be exempt from the kindergarten enrolment fee and the 3yo kindergarten program fee for the year, however will still be charged the fee for the extended care program of $295 per term.

Lake Park Kindergarten
4yo kindergarten program fee: $490 per term
3yo kindergarten program fee: $195 per term

Moomba Park Kindergarten
4yo kindergarten program fee: $425 per term
3yo kindergarten program fee: $170 per term

Newlands Preschool
4yo kindergarten program fee: $490 per term
3yo kindergarten program fee: $195 per term

Oak Park Kindergarten
4yo kindergarten program fee: $490 per term
3yo kindergarten program fee: $195 per term

Turner Street Kindergarten
4yo kindergarten program fee: $490 per term
3yo kindergarten program fee: $195 per term

Fees set for the year are reviewed on an annual basis. Parents/guardians will be given notice one term in advance if there is to be a fee increase.

Pro Rata Kindergarten Program Fees

For children enrolled, after the first day of Term 1, the kindergarten enrolment fee is to be paid immediately upon acceptance of the position and the kindergarten program fee for the term will be determined on a pro rata basis and will be required to be paid within 14 days of commencement.

A pro rata kindergarten program fee will be calculated and charged from the first day of attendance and applies to all our programs.

Kindergarten Fee Subsidy

The Department of Education and Training (DET) provides a kindergarten fee subsidy for the 3yo and 4yo kindergarten program for the year of the child’s enrolment.

Your child is eligible for the kindergarten fee subsidy:

  • if your child identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • if your child is identified on their birth certificate as being a multiple birth child (triplets or more).

or if your child holds or has a parent or guardian who holds, one of the following:

  • a Commonwealth Health Care Card
  • a Commonwealth Pensioner Concession Card
  • a Department of Veterans Affairs Gold Card or White Card
  • Refugee or Asylum Seeker visa (200-204, 786 or 866)
  • Bridging visas or any of the above Refugee or Asylum Seeker visa’s
  • Temporary Protection visa (subclass 785) – Early Start Kindergarten
  • Safe Haven Enterprise visa (subclass 790) – Early Start Kindergarten
  • Humanitarian Stay Visa (subclass 449) – Early Start Kindergarten

Families eligible for the kindergarten fee subsidy will not be charged the enrolment fee and the kindergarten program fees for the year of the child’s enrolment and will be required to provide a copy of their valid concession card/visa upon offer of a position to Moreland Early Years Management.

Invoicing and Payment of Kindergarten Program Fees

The invoice for every kindergarten program fee will be emailed to parents 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the term and payment is due 2 weeks prior to the commencement of the term.
Please see below the Fee Payment Schedule for 2022:

TermStart DateFinish DateFees InvoicedFees Due
Term 11st February8th April3rd January17th January
Term 226th April24th June28th March11th April
Term 311th July16th September13th June27th June
Term 43rd October19th December5th September19th September

Method of Payment

Payment of kindergarten program fees per term will be by direct debit and parents/guardians are to nominate either a bank account or a credit/debit card as part of completing the child’s enrolment. No cash or cheques will be accepted by Moreland Early Years Management.

Difficulty in Paying Fees

Parents/guardians experiencing difficulty in paying fees are requested to contact the Finance Officer to arrange suitable alternative payment arrangements.

Fees Policy

Moreland Early Years has implemented the following Fees Policy for parents/guardians to read and acknowledge when agreeing to the terms and conditions upon completing the child’s enrolment.

Click here for MEYM Fee Policy and Procedure 2022

Contact Person

All queries relating to fees and charges are to be directed to Pagona Drury, Finance Officer by email: accounts@meym.org.au