Fees apply for both the three and four year old kindergarten sessions at our kindergarten.
The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development provides per capita funding as a contribution towards the cost of operating the 4 year old kindergarten program. There is no funding for 3 year old kindergarten programs.
Despite government funding for 4 year old kindergarten places there is still a shortfall between what is received and the cost of operating our preschool which is why fees are necessary.
The government’s Free Kindergarten in 2021 has provided substantial cost savings for families. Gap fees for the unfunded 3 year old program still apply, with an annual gap fee of $360. All other parent payments and levies in 2021 are voluntary, however, without the family contributions and fundraising, we would not be able to provide the unique educational program and the inspiring play areas for the children.
Red Rosella – Monday & Thursday 8.30-4.00 – $570 per term
Yellow Gecko – Tuesday & Friday 8.30-4.00 – $570 per term
Blue Dolphin – Wednesday 8.30-1.30 (5 hours) – $225 per term
Purple Starfish – Wednesday 8.30-4.00 (7.5 hours) – $380 per term
Fees are not applicable for Concession Card and Pension Card holders for the 3 or 4 year old program from 2022. The BRPS Operations Director can provide further details when enrolling your child. Fees are collected at the start of each term. Once enrolled you will receive an invoice for the designated fee for your child/ren. Payment of fees is made directly to the pre-school.
Black Rock Pre-School charges a $75 enrolment fee. This is a non-refundable annual fee.
The education of children is a collaborative process, and families are active participants.
Throughout the year, families are invited to;
• Join the Committee of Management or a sub-committee
• Attend the AGM/ Information night
• Participate in social events during, and outside of, kinder hours
• Provide feedback and provide input to reviews of policies and procedures
Families are encouraged to talk to the teachers, share skills and interests at the kinder and share celebrations at the kinder.
Family help within the Educational Programs
BRPS encourages family involvement in all areas of the educational programs. This could include;
• Education session helpers
• Beach Kinder program
• Housekeeping requests
Family Involvement Levy
Family help within the Educational Program is not part of the family involvement levy
The BRPS family involvement levy of $200 is paid as part of Term 1 or first fee payment of the year, and is required to be paid by every family, including concession and pension card holders. It is refunded once a family member has completed and has authorised attendance at two (2) events or tasks. These could include;
• BRPS Fundraising Events – Bunning’s Sausage Sizzle or Cake Stall rostered help
• Committee of Management (C.O.M) positions
• Working bees – Maintenance days
• Maintenance tasks as requested by C.O.M
• Management of tasks at fundraising events
In most cases each event or task is expected to be 2-3hrs of support.
Working bees are held on a Saturday or Sunday morning and run for approximately 3 hours. Only one person from each family is required to attend.