Method of Payment – Direct Debit
All fees will be paid using our Direct Debit System. This is to ensure all fees and finances are kept up to date.
All payments are processed on a Friday and paid in advance. If the Friday falls on a public holiday, we will process payments the day prior to ensure that all of payments are received in time.
We will give at least two weeks notice in writing, via email, if any changes to the initial terms of the arrangements are made. This notice will state the new amount, frequency, next drawing date and any other change to the initial terms.
For any changes to your Direct Debit bank account or credit card, please download the relevant Ezidebt form and submit via email to either the Nursery, Preschool or After School Care:
The centre Director has the authority to terminate an enrolment at the centre when fees remain outstanding for two or more weeks and no agreement to pay is in place. Continual or habitual lateness in payment of fees may jeopardise the child’s place at the centre.
Excursions, special events, uniforms, extracurricular activities etc are additional charges. You will be notified in advance of any additional charges and we will request consent to deduct any amounts from your account other than fees. Any child enrolled may request casual days at the centre, if required, however we will only be able to grant these days if someone is on holidays or sick. These days will be charged at the daily rate after the event.
A late pick-up fee will be payable for each child not collected by the time the services closes for the day. Parents will incur a $50.00 per 15 minutes (or part thereof) late fee. The centre Director have the authority to terminate an enrolment where a late pick up occurs on a regular basis.
Current Fees for 2017 are as follows;
Long Day Care
Babies (0-2 yrs old) $150 per day
Toddlers (2-3 yrs old) $145 per day
Preschool (3-4 yrs old) $130 per day
Preschool (4-5 yrs old) $130 per day
After School Care
$22 per permanent session and $24 per casual session
Thames Street Preschool operates fifty one weeks per year however Wortley Street Nursery is currently open 52 weeks per year. Fees are not charged if the centre has a forced closure i.e over the Christmas period.
After School Care is not opened during NSW school holidays, and no fees are payable for this period. After School Care is only opened during days Father John Therry is operational for children to attend.
Fees remain payable even when your child is absent through illness or for any other reason such as holidays. Fees are to be paid on Public Holidays if this is your child’s normal day of attendance. We do not swap enrolled days of attendance.
A security deposit will be required on confirmation of enrollment. The bond will be added to your final fees or will be refunded, provided that 6 weeks’ notice is given when you wish to withdraw your child. We do not charge any bonds for After School Care enrolments.
At Balmain Care for Kids, all absences need to be paid for as per normal daily fees. Children will be allowed to have up to 42 days absent for any reason per financial year. No proof of absence is needed for these days. If you have more than 42 days absent within a financial year, you will lose your child care benefits and will be charged full fees. Additional days absent may be approved for specific reasons only.
Please ring us if your child is absent either because they are sick or if you are going away on a holiday.
We would love a phone call if your child is not attending After School Care, so we know not to expect them for the afternoon.