A child's name may be placed on the Waiting List from birth. A Waiting List Application form must be filled out and lodged with the Preschool office.
The Management Committee aims to keep the fees for the preschool as low as possible. In 2020 the daily fee was $37.00 per day for 4 year olds and $57.00 per day for 3 year olds. In 2021 Kenthurst Preschool is part of the NSW Government's "Free Preschool" program which provides 15 hrs (2 days) of free preschool per week. Therefore children in 2 day classes will have no fees invoiced in 2021, and children in the 3 day classes will only pay for one day ($37) per week. If you hold a Low Income Health Care / Pension card, you will be eligible for a significantly reduced daily fee.
In November of each year the Management Committee sets the fee for the following year and families will be advised of the daily fee towards the end of the year.
Families are not charged for public holidays. Please note that missed days do not entitle you to a refund.
The fee for each term will be due by the first day of each term. If you are unable to pay the term fee in full by the first day, a payment plan can be arranged. This will involve the first 2 weeks being paid by the first day of term, and then fortnightly payments thereafter of two weeks’ fees at a time. If you need to arrange a payment plan, please speak confidentially to Georgie or Leanne in the office.
If you wish to make application for a reduction in fees due to economic circumstances please see the Director. Each case will be decided individually, according to guidelines set out by the Department of Education & Communities.
Extreme financial hardship cases may be referred to the Management Committee for consideration.