Community preschool education for 3-5 year olds
As a community preschool Cabarita Mortlake Kindergarten is partially funded by the NSW State Government Start Strong Funding Model as part of the preschool funding package to support 3-5 year old children, as well as children from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island and low- income families, access a minimum 15 hours per week of Early Childhood education.
The following information is provided to help you with understanding the current fee structure at Cabarita Mortlake Kindergarten. Please note that the fee structure for 2024 budgets and fees will be finalised and approved by the executive committee in December 2023. Daily fees will be determined at that point for the following year.
2023 fees have been set at the following rates:
Daily Fees – 4/ 5-year-olds: $50 per day (all inclusive)
Daily Fees – 3-year-olds: $70 per day (all inclusive)
Daily Fees- Equity Rate: $35 per day (all inclusive) – Children requiring Equity funding (those from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background, children with a diagnosed disability and/or from a low-income Health Care Card holding family) may apply for a reduction in the daily fees which will be determined on an individual/needs-based method.
From 2023, families with children who are at least 3 years old on or before 31 July 2023 and who are enrolled in a community or mobile preschool service may save up to $4,220 each year by accessing the NSW Government Start Strong Affordable Preschool Fee Relief.
For those families claiming the NSW Government Fee relief it will be evenly allocated to you across the calendar year to reduce your child’s weekly fees.
Families who do not opt to claim the fee relief funding with Cabarita Mortlake Kindergarten will be required to pay the full daily fee rate.
Please note: A 4/ 5 year old child for 2023 will be defined as a child whose date of birth occurs on or prior to July 31st, 2019 and who could attend formal schooling in 2024. 4/ 5 year old children receive a higher subsidy from the NSW government and are therefore charged at a lower rate. A higher daily rate applies to 3 year old children who are born on or after 1st August, 2019.
Parents are not charged for any Staff Development Days (maximum 5 per year), school holidays or public holidays. Payment will still need to be made for any preschool days missed due to illness or family holidays scheduled within the school term.