Fees

Fortnightly Billing Cycle for Fee payment

Please note that  our fortnightly billing cycle will show advanced bookings that will not include your CCS entitlements, this is due to CCS being paid in arrears.

Statements will be sent out fortnightly to the account holders email address.

See “statement message” on the front page of your statement for dates statements are sent.

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Fee Structure OOSH from 15 January 2024

 

Before School Care

DAC Pre School

Permanent $17.00

$20.00

Casual $27.00

$30.00

After School Care

DAC Pre School

Permanent $30.00

$35.00

Casual $40.00

$45.00

(Lapstone)after care

Permanent $28.00 

Casual $38.00

Pupil Free day

(Lapstone PFD)

Standard fee $60.00

Standard fee $57.00

 

Vacation Care

(Lapstone VAC)

Early Bird $60.00

Early Bird $57.00

Standard Fee $80.00

Standard Fee $77.00

Extra Activity

Incursion Day

Early Bird $70.00

Early Bird $80.00

 

Standard  $90.00

Standard $100.00

Excursion Level 1

Early Bird $100.00

Standard Fee $120.00

 

Excursion Level 2

Early Bird $115.00

Standard Fee $135.00

Excursion Level 3

Early Bird $130.00

Standard Fee $160.00

Other OOSH Fees & charges

Enrolment Fee, Per Child (non refundable

$50.00

Bond on enrolment , per child OOSH

$200.00

Non-notification fee, after school care, per day

Monthly Resource Levy $5.00 per child applied on the 15th of each month 

$10.00

 

Non-notification fee, vacation care , per day

$15.00

Non- sign out fee, for failure to sign your child out of care, per family per day.

$10.00

Overdue accounts, per fortnight if your fees are not paid on time

$25.00

Late fee (pick up after close), per minute

$5.00

Vacation care booking fee, per family/ per vacation care period

$20.00

Debt collection  fee  applies to overdue accounts that need to be sent to a debt collector

$250.00

Rain coats (disposable raincoat given to children in wet weather, if needed)

$2.50

Hat –    if your child does not have a hat they will be sold one.

$10.00

 The Additional charges listed below are for Vacation care and Pupil free days

 

 Lunch – if your child has no lunch they will be given a sandwich

$2.50

Water bottles for excursions –
– if your child does not have a refillable water bottle they will be given one.

$2.50

The Management Committee has the right to increase the fees at anytime to ensure we are meeting our financial obligations .

Fee Structure Long Day Care

Long Day Care Fees 
From 15th January 2025

Babies (under2)

Permanent $125.00

 

2 Years old

Permanent $120.00

 

3-5Years old

Permanent $115.00

 

Pre-School 9.00am to 3.00pm

Permanent $90.00

 

Other LDC Fees & charges

Enrolment Fee, Per Child (non-refundable)

$50.00

Refundable Bond, Per Child

$200.00

Non- sign out fee, for failure to sign your child out of care, per family per day.

$10.00

Overdue accounts, per fortnight if your fees are not paid on time

$25.00

Late fee (after 6.30pm collection), per minute

$5.00

Debt collection  fee  applies to overdue accounts that need to be sent to a debt collector

$250.00

The Management Committee has the right to increase the fees at anytime to ensure we are meeting our financial obligations

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Methods of Payment

Method of payment is via direct deposit

fees can be transferred into
Activity Centres Inc
BSB 062 224
Acc 0090 3590
use your child name and service attending as a reference this makes it easy for our team to identify the deposit
eg, if they are attending:
Darlington Activity Centre you would use DAC Jane Doe
or Pendle Hill would be PHAC John Doe etc.. 
 

Child Care Subsidy

please log into your My Gov Account and complete the activity test for access to Child Care Subsidy. https://www.education.gov.au/ChildCarePackage

Priority of access

We adhere to the Department of Education and Training (DET) priority of access guidelines as set out in section 6.3 of the Child Care Services Handbook.

  • Priority 1. A child at risk of serious abuse or neglect.
  • Priority 2. A child of a single parent who satisfies, or of parents who both satisfy the work, training, study test under section 14 of the A New  Tax system  (Family    Assistance) Act.1999
  • Priority 3. Any other child.

We will be giving priority to children attending our onsite schools.

If no vacancy exists, a waiting list operates.

Within these main categories, priority should be given to the following Children;

  • Children in Aboriginal or Torres Straight Islander families.
  • Children in families which include a disabled person.
  • Children in families on a low income.
  • Children in families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
  • Children in socially isolated families.
  • Children of single parents.

There are some circumstances in which a child who is already in a child care service may be required to leave the service.

Where a service has no vacant places and is providing child care for a child who is a priority 3 under the priority of access guidelines, the service may require that child to leave the child care service in order for the service to provide a place for a higher priority child, but only if:

  1. The person who is liable to pay child care fees in respect of the child was notified when the child first occupied the child care place that the service followed this policy
    and
  2. The service gives that person at least 14 days notice of the requirement for the child to leave the child care service.

When filling vacancies, outside school hours care services must give primary school children priority over children who have not yet started school. When an outside school hour’s care service has no vacant places and is providing care for a child who has not yet started school, the service may require that child to leave the service so that the service can provide a place for a primary school child.

 

Fee Payment have changed from October 2023

 

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