Enrolment, prices and subsidies

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Our 3-step enrolment process:

1.Book a tour

Begin by booking a tour- come and meet our Centre Manager and educators, and learn more about our facilities and programs.

2. Enrolment

After touring your new centre, you will be asked to complete an online or hardcopy enrolment form.

3. Orientation

Once you have completed your enrolment form and a place is available, orientation will then be arranged. This exciting free visit gives you and your child the opportunity to familiarise yourselves with the centre, educators and new friends!

Orientation is a set of three visits that typically run for one hour each. Unless previously arranged, you must stay at the centre while your child is undertaking orientation. 

If there are currently no places for your child, we will ask you to register your details with us so we can contact you as soon as a place becomes available.


Please see the price list for Lightning Reef ELC programs below:

Program Age range Permanent bookings Casual bookings
Long day care  6 weeks to preschool age $117.00 per day $123.00 per day
Half day casual booking   N/A $72.00 per day
Sessional Kindergarten   $16.00 N/A
Before Kinder Care (7am to 9am)  4-years old N/A $26.00
After Kinder Care (2pm to 4pm)    N/A  $26.00
After Kinder Care (2pm to 6pm)    N/A  $52.00

Payments are accepted by direct debit and processed fortnightly (every second Thursday). You will receive an email statement the Monday before each debit. 

Accounts cannot be paid in person, as no cash is kept on our premises for safety reasons. 

Child Care Subsidy (CCS)

The Government assists eligible families by offering the Child Care Subsidy. This subsidy is paid directly to the approved service of choice.

The Child Care Subsidy is based on information you provide to Centrelink, such as:

  • Your family's income.
  • Your child's age.
  • Activity hours.

These pieces of information are then used to determine how much financial support you may be eligible for.

To further understand the CCS and the eligibility requirements, visit the Department of Human Services website here, or contact Centrelink directly on 13 61 50. 

Please also be aware of the “No Jab No Play” legislation, which may affect your childcare benefits.

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