Fees and charges

DNMK is classified by the Australian Government as a Certified Provider. Families accessing the programs at DNMK do not qualify for claiming the Child Care Subsidy introduced July, 2018. The Child Care Subsidy is only available to families who access child care classified as an Approved Provider.

2021 4-year-old Sessional Kindergarten fees

Fee Note
Commitment fee $100.00 Due with notice of offer (non-refundable)
Building maintenance levy $300 $150 due with Term 1 fees

Remainder invoiced in term 4 with working bee attendances deducted  

Term 1 $685.00 Due 31 January 2021
Term 2 $685.00
Term 3 $685.00
Term 4 $685.00
Annual Total $3,140.00  

4yo Rainbow Lorikeet Group (Mon + Weds) 15 hours per week

4yo Currawong Group (Tues + Thurs) 15 hours per week

Some families may be eligible to claim the 
Kindergarten Fee Subsidy subsequently reducing fees to $296.50 per term. To check if you qualify for the Kindergarten Fee Subsidy follow the link here.

4yo Families eligible for the Kindergarten Fee Subsidy (KFS)

(see 2018 KFS notice for eligibility)

  Fee Subsidy Total Payable Note
Commitment Fee $100.00 $100.00 Payable with notice of offer (non-refundable)
Building Maintenance Levy $300.00 $300.00
Term 1 $665.00 $363.75* $311.25
Term 2 $665.00 $363.75* $311.25
Term 3 $665.00 $363.75* $311.25
Term 4 $665.00 $363.75* $311.25
Annual Total $3,100.00 $1,455.00 $1,445.00

* The fee subsidy is correct at the time of printing, however is subject to change in line with the Victorian Government, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

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2021 3-year-old Sessional Kindergarten fees

Fee Note
Commitment fee $100.00 Due with notice of offer (non-refundable)
Building maintenance levy $300.00 $150 due with Term 1 fees

$150 invoiced term 4 with working bee attendances deducted

Term 1 $655.00 Due 31 January 2021
Term 2 $655.00
Term 3 $655.00
Term 4 $655.00
Annual Total $3,020.00  

3yo Honeyeaters (Mon + Weds) 7 hours per week

3yo Kookaburra (Tues + Thurs) 7 hours per week

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Extended care program Hours and Charges

Day Age Session Times Cost per Session
  Wattlebirds Extended Care Program
Monday 3yo 12.00pm – 5.30pm $50
Tuesday 3yo 12.00pm – 5.30pm $50
Wednesday 3yo 12.00pm – 5.30pm $50
Thursday 3yo 12.00pm – 5.30pm $50
Casual Monday to Thursday rate 3yo 12.00pm – 5.30pm $55
Monday 4yo 4.00pm – 5.30pm $20
Tuesday 4yo 4.00pm – 5.30pm $20
Wednesday 4yo 4.00pm – 5.30pm $20
Thursday 4yo 4.00pm – 5.30pm $20
Casual Monday to Thursday rate 4yo 4.00pm – 5.30pm $25
 

Robins Extended Care Program

Robins Friday program 3yo & 4yo 8.30am – 5.30pm $85
Casual Robins rate 3yo & 4yo 8.30am – 5.30pm $90

Payment of fees

Invoices will be issued two weeks prior to end of term and must be paid by the due date. Invoices not paid by the due date will incur an interest fee of $5 per week.

Commitment fee deposit

Parents/guardians are required to pay the fee deposit of $100 on acceptance of an offer of a place. Payment will secure the child’s place in a kindergarten program.

Building maintenance levy

In addition to term fees, a twice yearly $150 building maintenance levy is required for each child’s attendance at DNMK, payable with Term 1 & Term 4 fees. DNMK has 2 working bees per year, and family representation at each working bee will be credited with $50 per working bee off the maintenance levy in Term 4.  Our kindergarten building was built in 1928 and we have the obligation and privilege to preserve the building for future generations.

Children turning three during the year

Children can only commence the program once they have turned three. Full payment from the first day of Term 1 is required if a place is to be reserved for a child in the 3-year-old kindergarten program.

Late-collection charge

The committee of management/board reserves the right to implement a late-collection charge when parents/guardians are frequently late in collecting a child. The fee is $50 for every 15 minutes.

4yo Government Funding

The 4yo program is partly funded by the State Government.  The fees outlined on the Statement of Fees and Charges are in addition to any funding received from the State Government.  Please note that kindergarten families are not able to claim any rebate under the new Child Care Subsidy introduced 2 July, 2018.

Kindergarten Fee Subsidy (eligible for 4yo enrolled families (where applicable)

Families who are eligible for the Kindergarten Fee Subsidy will be required to make reduced fee payments.  See notice below to see if your family qualifies for the KFS.  We will need you to present your concession card so we can record the information in your child’s enrolment record.

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