Fees

Crossway Preschool is a not-for-profit organisation and we endeavour to keep fees at a minimum. Any profit created is fed directly back into the Preschool to make improvements, perform maintenance and/or purchase new resources.

The Preschool fees are determined by the Board annually and may vary slightly from year to year. Fees are invoiced before the beginning of each term on a 14-day account. A discount is available to families wishing to pay fees in full at the beginning of the year.

2023 fees are currently being reviewed as Government funding is yet to be confirmed.

2023

3 Year Old Program

13 hours per week​

$650 per term

4 Year Old Program

15 hours per week

$600 per term

Activity group
(4 Year Old only)*

7.5 hours per week​

$800 per term

*The Activity group is separate to our 4 Year Old Program, which receives Government funding. The Activity group does not attract any Government funding or fee subsidies.

Please note: Only one Government subsidised place is available per child for 3 and 4 year old preschool. If your child is attending more than one funded program (ie. an additional long day care kindergarten program), they cannot receive government funding in both programs.

2022

3 Year Old Program

13 hours per week​

$650 per term

4 Year Old Program

15 hours per week

$600 per term

Activity group

7.5 hours per week​

$70 per day (charged per term)

Please note: Only one Government subsidised place is available per child for 3 and 4 year old preschool. If your child is attending more than one funded program (ie. an additional long day care kindergarten program), they cannot receive government funding in both programs.

Fee Information

Kindergarten fee deposit

$200 per child, paid on acceptance of offer. This payment is retained and $150.00 is deducted from term one fees. It consists of a $50.00 administration fee (non-refundable).

Excursion/incursion levy

$70 per child (four year old) and $50 per child (three year old) once off payment, charged with term one fees. At times throughout the year an excursion(s) or incursions(s) are arranged that are considered relevant to the service’s program and the children’s interests. These additional costs are taken into consideration and kept to a minimum.

Fee Subsidies

Kindergarten
Fee Subsidy

The Kindergarten Fee Subsidy is provided by the Department of Education and Training and allows children to access up to 15 hours of funded kindergarten for free or at a low cost.

Your child is eligible for the kindergarten fee subsidy:

  • if your child identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • if your child is identified on their birth certificate as being a multiple birth child (triplets or more).

Your child is also eligible if they hold, or have a parent or guardian who holds, one of the following:

  • a Commonwealth Health Care Card
  • a Commonwealth Pensioner Concession Card
  • a Department of Veterans Affairs Gold Card or White Card
  • Refugee or Asylum Seeker visa (200-204, 786 or 866)
  • Bridging visas for any of the above Refugee or Asylum Seeker visas

For further information about the Kindergarten Fee Subsidy: https://www.vic.gov.au/costs-kindergarten

Early Start Kindergarten extension grants

Provides a free or low cost year-before-school kindergarten program for children:

  • not eligible for the Kindergarten Fee Subsidy
  • who participated in Access to Early Learning in the previous year or are from a refugee or asylum seeker background, or Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, or known to child protection. A child is not required to access ESK in the previous year to access the ESK extension grant.

For further information about Early Start Kindergarten: https://www.vic.gov.au/early-start-kindergarten