fees and charges

As of 2023, kindergarten programs will be free and there will be no fees charged to families.

Kindergarten Enrolment Fee

From 2023 there will be no kindergarten enrolment fee charged.

Kindergarten Program Fees

From 2023, free kindergarten programs will be available for 3 & 4yo children at an MEYM service and therefore program fees will not be charged to families.

Free Kinder

Free Kinder is available in Three- and Four-Year-Old Kinder programs at participating services across Victoria. 

Free Kinder is for everyone.

You can only receive Free Kinder at one kinder service at a time. By completing our enrolment form you will acknowledge that MEYM will be claiming the funding for your child.

Families do not need to have a concession to be eligible to access free kinder however are asked to provide us with the following concessional information which is collected by Department of Education.

  • 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
  • Visa subclass 851 Resolution of Status

Fees Policy

Merri-bek 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 The Finance Officer by email: accounts@meym.org.au