- The 4-year-old program runs for 15 hours per week over 3 days (with the option to join a 2.5 hours Activity Group on Mondays **)
- The 3-year-old program runs for 5 hours per week over 1 day.
**Additional Hours in 2021 Model – Optional Activity Group
The change in timetable has enabled an additional 2.5 hours of Activity Group to be available on Mondays for children attending the 4-year-old program. The additional 2.5 hours is not part of the 15 hours funded kindergarten program. The extra 2.5 hours on Mondays consists of both structured and unstructured activities led by our Deep Creek Early Childhood Educators.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to opt in to the additional 2.5 hours Activity Group if my child attends on Mondays?
No. The Monday session will still have a 1:30pm dismissal time for children not opting into the additional 2.5 hours Activity Group.
Will my child be disadvantaged if I do not opt in to the additional 2.5 hours Activity Group?
No. The Activity Group is not part of the funded kindergarten program. Play-based activities and experiences will be set up in support of children’s interests.
What will the extra 2.5 hours cost per term?
The comparison in fees between 15 hours/week and 17.5 hours/week is detailed in the below 2021 Fees section.
Fees for 2021 Term by Term
|Term 1||Term 2||Term 3||Term 4|
|4yo||$460.00 #1||$460.00||$460.00||$340.00 *|
|4yo Activity Group||$735.00 #2||$735.00||$735.00||$615.00 *|
|3yo||$450.00 #3||$450.00||$450.00||$330.00 *|
#1 (Inclusive of: Term Fee: $405, Refundable Maintenance Levy ^: $25, Amenities Levy: $5, Educational Resources Levy: $10, Incursion Levy: $15)
#2 (Inclusive of Term Fee: $680, Refundable Maintenance Levy ^: $25, Amenities Levy: $5, Educational Resources Levy: $10, Incursion Levy: $15)
#3 Inclusive of: Term Fee: $395, Refundable Maintenance Levy ^: $25, Amenities Levy: $5, Educational Resources Levy: $10, Incursion Levy: $15)
* Less the previous year’s enrolment deposit of $120
^ Refundable Maintenance Levy – payment refunded to parents/guardians on participation in two working bees throughout the year.
Please Note: Annual fees are set by the Committee of Management and are subject to change.