All bookings will be registered as ‘Flexible/Casual’ as per Department of Human Services requirements however enrolled days will be entered on a regular/permanent basis for operational & billing requirements. The daily fee will apply for all absences including Public Holidays. Extra days of care may be available and will be charged accordingly. A formal notification of 2 weeks’ notice is required for withdrawing from our Centre.
Child Care Subsidy
Child Care Subsidy (CCS) eligibility is required before enrolment can commence. The enrolling parent/guardian is required to lodge a claim for approval through the Department of Human Services. Child Care Subsidy can be cancelled by Centrelink if immunisations are not kept up to date.
Payment of Fees
Payment of fees can be arranged to be processed by Administration staff via credit card or direct debit. Internet banking is also an option using the banking details in the top left corner of invoices (Please also add your child’s name when using this option). Fees will be charged weekly in arrears. The invoice will be emailed (or placed in your pigeonholes). All fees must be paid weekly unless negotiations with the Director are in place. Parents will be liable to cover the costs of any dishonour fees incurred on payments to the Centre.
BOND: a $200 bond per child will be charged upon enrolment. The bond will be reversed upon notification of withdrawal and any remaining credit balance will be refunded.
HAT FEE: a $10 hat fee per child will be charged annually in January.
BUILDING LEVY: a $50 levy per family will be charged annually in February (and to all new enrolments between February and April)
FUNDRAISING LEVY: A $50 levy per family will be charged annually in August (and to all new enrolments between August and October)
Child Care Subsidy can be paid for 42 days absence per financial year. You may also be paid for additional absences beyond the 42 days provided there is appropriate supporting documentation.
UnitingCare Wesley Bowden aims to be as responsive and supportive as possible to individual family circumstances and will work cooperatively with those who find themselves in an extenuating financial situation. Parent/guardians experiencing such difficulties are encouraged to contact the Centre Director early to discuss alternative arrangements for payment. However, final notice invoices carry significant importance. If insufficient communication or action is received from the parent/guardian, debt collection will be actioned. Any costs incurred due to the debt collection proceedings will be charged to the families involved in addition to childcare fees in arrears.
Parent/Guardian Handbook is included in your enrolment pack. We encourage you to read it thoroughly as it contains important information regarding our operational practices