Recapping on waitlist procedures, fees and committee nomination forms for 2021

Waitlist Procedure

Our enrolment offers are made in waitlist order and you can waitlist your child and siblings from birth. 

Enrolment offers and enrolment confirmation fee

When our kindergarten offers are made, a non-refundable Enrolment Fee of $300 is payable to secure a place at our Centre.  More information about the Enrolment Fee is included within our enrolment documentation.  Please note that included within this $300 non-refundable Enrolment Fee is a $150 Security Deposit.  At the completion of your child's Kindy year with us, you may be eligible for a refund of that security deposit component providing required maintenance rosters/jobs in lieu have been completed.

 

Our Standard Term Fees for 2021

Our Standard term fee for 2021 is $890/term/child and this fee is based on 2 criteria:

  1. The child must be of eligible age - having turned 4y of age by 30 June in the year of attending Kindy; and

  2. Kedron Heights Community Kindergarten must be nominated to receive the QKFS on the child's behalf. 

The QLD Government will only provide QKFS funding for a child to attend 1 Kindergarten Program per annum. 

  • Kindergarten Programs are funded completely different from Day Care/Child Care programs. 

  • Whilst a child can attend a daycare/child care centre and be charged as daycare/child care enrolment, that daycare/ child care centre cannot process that enrolment as a “kindergarten program enrolment”. 

  • If you were considering your child will attend more than 1 Kindergarten Program (regardless of whether it is operated by a Kindergarten or Day/Child care provider), please contact us for more information.

 

Also, there are concessions available for Health Card and Concession Card holders.  Please contact the Kindy if you require further information on this.

 

Our term fees include:

  • Visiting performers

  • One Kindergarten excursion per year (entrance and transport costs for children included)

  • Children's journals and educational resources

  • Sunscreen,  Insect Repellent

 

Term fees are issued at the commencement of each term and are payable within 28 days.   
Please also refer to our "Statement of Fees" for an outline of term fees on a per-

day basis.

 

As we are a not-for-profit Community Kindergarten, our Term fees are reviewed annually in line with increases in operational costs.  

2021 Parent Handbook

Our parent handbook is a comprehensive resource that should answer almost every question you have about kindy and our educational program.

However, feel free at any time to ask us any questions you have.

2021 Committee

Kedron Heights Community Kindergarten is a community run centre.  The word “community” implies that parent involvement is an integral part of the running of our Kindy.  As a Lady Gowrie Affiliated Kindergarten, the parents who hold a committee position and in association with the staff, manage the Centre.

 

Each parent/guardian of a child attending our Centre becomes a member of the Kedron Heights Community Kindergarten Association Incorporated.  Each year at the Annual General Meeting, the Management Committee from the prior year resign their roles and the new members of the Association (parents and carers of the current year families) elect the new Management Committee.  The Management Committee is formed from both parents and guardians of children currently attending the Centre, and any member is eligible to nominate for a position.  

 

It is important that all parents and carers attend the Annual General Meeting held at the start of the Kindy year and this is scheduled to be held for 2021 families as part of the Welcome BBQ on Saturday 13 February 2021.

 

We have General and Executive Committee roles and to be able to operate as a Kindergarten Service we must fill our 4 Executive Committee roles (refer to the adjacent nomination form).  Without parents operating in these roles, we are unable to meet the responsibilities of the Kindergarten Constitution.  Please carefully consider if you would be able to take on one of these vital roles for the year. 

 

In accordance with changes to the Blue Card system in 2020, Executive Committee members cannot commence in their roles until they hold a valid BCB Blue Card and these applications are made online by the committee member. There is no cost to obtaining a Blue Card for volunteer Committee roles at Kindy and we are happy to help you navigate the application process. 

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