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 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.


Prices


Please see the price list for Pakenham ELC programs below:

 

Pakenham’s Price List
Long day care for preschool-age children $106.00 per day
4-year-old funded kindergarten $106.00 per day
Casual bookings $106.00 per day

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.

Read more about payments and other frequently asked questions in our family handbook.


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.

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 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.

NEW SESSION LENGTHS

The new Child Care Subsidy now takes into account the number of hours (not just days) that your child attends our centre.

To ensure our families are able to optimise their subsidy based on their personal circumstances we are introducing new session lengths at our Early Learning Centres.

You will be able to choose between:

  • 9 hour session
  • 10 hour session
  • 11 hour session
  • All day session (Entire opening of our centre)

Our centre manager will be available to sit down with you to work out what is best for your family.

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