To be able to continue to offer the 20 hours ECE government subsidy, we have restructured and reviewed our fee schedule and enrolment procedures to put in place a system regarding our fees payments for our children 3 to 5 years who are receiving the 20 hours subsidy. Our three to five year old children are now required to have a minimum attendance of six and a half hours per day and 3 days per week. These hours are 9.00 to 3.30 pm. This means if you were previously booked in on a 9.00 to 3.00 pm option, you are now able to leave your child until 3.30 pm. The previous option of 9.00 to 3.00 pm is no longer available. This does not affect children who are attending full days. The 20 hours subsidy will be deducted from these hours for parents who have attested to the 20 hour ECE subsidy requirements and the remainder of the fee will be a compulsory payment. This compulsory payment equates to the amount of the fees normally payable less the 20 hours ECE. This will be effective as from 1st June 2011.
This table shows current fees payable after the ECE deduction is made:
20 hours ECE for 3 to 5 year olds
20 hours-$ 88.80 18 hours-$ 79.92
Full weeks fees
$315.00 less ECE subsidy $88.80 = fees payable $ 226.20
4 full time days
$292.00 less ECE subsidy $88.80 = fees payable $ 203.20
3 full time days
$219.00 less ECE subsidy $79.92 = fees payable $ 139.08
5 part time days
$285.00 less ECE subsidy $88.80 = fees payable $ 196.20
4 part time days
$228.00 less ECE subsidy $88.80 = fees payable $ 139.20
3 part time days
$171.00 less ECE subsidy $79.92 = fees payable $ 91.08
Current full fees are payable to cover any additional hours your child attends the centre over the government maximum subsidized six hours per day and twenty hours per week limit.
Please be aware this does not affect your current fees payment in any way but enables you to be able to access a 20 hours ECE subsidy from the Ministry of Education while we are able to maintain financial viability for our centre.
Any queries or concerns please don't hesitate to contact me.