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 2023 is an estimate based on our current funding and expenses and may change at any time. 2023 budgets and fees will be finalised and approved by the executive committee in December 2022. Daily fees will be determined at that point for the following year.







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. Children requiring Equity funding (those from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background 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.

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.

Current Fees
2022 Actual Fees
*under "Start Strong  Free preschool"  fee waivers and reductions are currently in place for 2022 due to additional NSW State Funding
2023 Estimated Fees - dependent on NSW State Funding and preschool operating expenses
Daily Fees
4/5 year olds
First 2 days each week– Full fee waiver - $0 under the free preschool program
3rd Day each week (3 day Classes) – Subsidised daily rate: $30 under the free preschool program

$40-42 per day (all inclusive)
Daily Fees 
3 year olds 
First 2 days each week– Full fee waiver - $0 under the free preschool program
$55-60 per day (all inclusive)