All food is provided. (If your child requires formula you will need to supply this.)
Enrolments are for a minimum of 2 days per week.
All fees are to be paid in advance each Friday morning, by automatic payment for the coming week.
All fees are calculated on a 52 week basis.
Full fees are payable on times allocated on the enrolment form.
Fees are due and payable for all holidays, sickness, absences, and Statutory holidays.
A $50.00 enrolment fee is charged per child when enrolling or going onto the wait list for the centre.
A 10% discount is offered to families with two or more children who attend on a full time basis.
We don't accept cash/cheques/eftpos at the centre.
Fees are annually reviewed.
20 Hours ECE for children aged 3 to 5 years old
Natural Steps has opted into the "20 hours" scheme - ensuring that all our parents of 3 and 4 year olds will be receiving a saving on their weekly fees. Funding rates for "20 hours" have been calculated to cover the bare minimum regulated standard of education and care. However at Natural Steps we provide well above the minimum funded standards through the provision of our outstanding early childhood education.
Unfortunately this does mean that our current operating costs for "20 hours" are not fully covered by government funding. In order for us to opt into the scheme, all 3 and 4 year olds must be enrolled for a minimum of 2 full days per week. We do not offer half/ part days or sessional education care for these children. As we cannot charge parents for the 20 hours (maximum of 6 hours per day), we have had to build in a chargeable portion of each day.
We understand that this can be confusing so if you have any further queries regarding the "20 hours" Government policy, please see us at the Centre.
Consultation with families will confirm if the centre will be closed for the Christmas period. If the service is open during the Christmas period, families are still able to take Christmas holidays where no fees are charged. Christmas holiday period is 26 December 2022 to 6 January 2023. Parents are requested to email the service 4 weeks prior to take advantage of the no fees.
The centre will be closing at 3pm on Friday 23rd December 2022. Should we be open during the Christmas period normal fees apply if you are attending and we will be closed for statutory days only.