Gumnut Cottage Child Care Centre is an approved Child Care Service. The Australian Government provides financial assistance in the form of Child Care Subsidy to most families that assists with the cost of child care. The Child Care Subsidy is paid direct to the centre and is passed on to families as a regular fee reduction. Families can access the Child Care Subsidy System through their Centrelink account, via My Gov and should do so when intending to place their child in a child care facility.
Our daily fees as of 1stJuly 2018 are listed below.
- $94.50 per day for children enrolled in our 0-2 year old Possum Room.
- $90.50 per day for children enrolled in our 2-3.5 year old Wombat Room.
- $80.00 per day for children enrolled in our 3.5-5 year old Wallaby Room.
A holding deposit of $100 per family is payable on enrolment to secure your place; this fee is fully refundable upon leaving the centre.
An annual Educational fee of $60 for one child plus $30 for every subsequent child.
Our fees help to cover educational equipment, hat, sunscreen, drink bottles, daily meals prepared by our onsite cook, first aid equipment etc.
When you enquire about care for your child with us we will take you on a tour of our facilities and if no positions are available at the time we will add you to our waiting list, where you will be notified when a position becomes available. If you do not accept an offer for enrolment made to you, your application will be returned to the list in its original position. Re-enrolment is conducted each year in September. All existing families are required to re-enrol each year to confirm their place at the Centre. During this process, we determine what vacancies will be available and contact families from the waiting list following our Priority of Access Guidelines.