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 (15 hours) and the 3 year old program (pro-rata amount).
Despite government funding for our 3 year old and 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. In 2023 and beyond, the Department of Education and Training (Vic) intends to assist with reducing the shortfall by introducing the Free Kindergarten funding.
Full details can be found in our Fee Policy.
Blue Dolphins Group
8.30am – 1.30pm
$245 per term
Purple Starfish Group
8.30am – 4pm
$400 per term
Red Rosellas Group
8.30am – 4pm
$590 per term
Yellow Geckos Group
Tuesday and Friday
8.30am – 4pm
$590 per term
Eligible Concession Card and Pension Card holders will receive the government’s Kindergarten Fee Subsidy which contributes towards the funded portion of the 3 and 4 year old program. The Administration & Enrolments Officer can provide further details when enrolling your child. Fees are due prior to the commencement 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 via EFT.
The 2023 fee for kindergarten is $625 for 15 hours (pro-rata for those in the Blue Dolphins group who will attend for 7.5 hours). Under the Free Kindergarten Funding arrangements, this amount will be paid by the DET on behalf of parents. Parents must only claim the Free Kindergarten from one sessional kindergarten or childcare centre.
Black Rock Pre-School charges a $100 enrolment administration fee. This is a non-refundable annual fee.
This fee is used to provide the enrolment systems and support services to enable your child to enrol at BRPS. As a community run non-profit organisation, we are reliant on the enrolment administration fee to provide an efficient service to you in the year before your child commences at the kindergarten.
The ability to charge this fee may change after we opt into the Free Kindergarten Funding next year. BRPS is currently waiting for clarification on Free Kindergarten Funding requirements to determine whether this fee will be charged for the 2024 cohort. When we opt into the Free Kindergarten funding, if it is determined that we need to refund this fee for the 2023 cohort, we ask that families consider donating this payment to support the kindergarten’s operations.
Further details will be provided when clarification is provided by the Department of Education and Training
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
The BRPS Family Involvement levy of $250 is paid as prior to the commencement of Term 1, and is required to be paid by every family, including concession and pension card holders. A portion is refunded once a family member has completed and has authorised attendance at four (4) events or tasks. In 2022, a portion may be refunded for 2 or more family involvement activities. These could include;
- BRPS Fundraising Events – Bunning’s Sausage Sizzle or Cake Stall rostered help
- Working bees – Maintenance days
- Maintenance tasks as requested by C.O.M
- Management of tasks at fundraising events
Those who actively participate in Committee of Management (C.O.M) positions are also eligible to receive the Family Involvement Levy refund at the end of the year. In most cases each event or task is expected to be 2-3hrs of support. Those wishing to receive a partial or full refund must submit the request via the Family Involvement Levy refund request form by the end of term 4.
Levies (2023 and beyond)