Fees

Kindergarten fees for 2022, for both our 3-year-old and 4-year-old programs, are still being determined. We are awaiting information from the Department of Education and Training on the funding that will be made available for these programs. Once funding amounts have been advised to us, we will be able to determine the fees that will be charged for 2022 and will publish these here.
Your fees go towards maintaining and operating our wonderful community kindergarten and cover the gap between government funding and the actual cost of operating the kindergarten.
The free Kindergarten initiative, funded by the Victorian government, is due to cease at the end of 2021.

Below is our fee information for 2021.

PLEASE NOTE: In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the State Government has announced extra funding for sessional kindergartens such as Ascot Kindergarten. The government will be providing additional funds to kindergartens so that all students in the four-year-old kindergarten program can attend without any cost to families. Our three-year-old program has also been largely funded, with a small fee being charged to cover the funding gap.

Four-year-old kindergarten

15 hours per week

TermFeesDue date
Term 1$0n/a
Term 2$0n/a
Term 3$0n/a
Term 4$0n/a
Total$0

Ascot Kinder acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government. The four-year-old kindergarten program is usually partly funded by the state government, with the balance of funds coming from fees paid by parents/guardians (in 2021 this component is also being covered by the state government, in response to the economic impacts of the covid-19 pandemic).

Parents/guardians are entitled to obtain the Kindergarten Fee Subsidy if they meet one of the criteria outlined in the Fees Policy. Families who are eligible for the Kindergarten Fee Subsidy will not be required to make fee payments. If eligibility for this subsidy lapses, then the full payment of fees is required from the beginning of the following term (please speak with the kinder Administration Officer for further information).

Three-year-old kindergarten

5 hours per week

In 2021, The Victorian Government committed to contribute towards the cost of three-year-old programs for students attending sessional kindergartens. This funding largely covers the cost of operating a three-year-old program, however the government allows kindergartens to charge a gap fee in recognition that in many cases, the funding will not cover costs. The gap fee for our Three-year-old program for 2021 is $90 per term.

TermFeesDue date
Term 1$9025th Nov, 2020
Term 2$9029th Mar, 2021
Term 3$9021st June, 2021
Term 4$9015th Sept, 2021
Total$360

Three-year-old kindergarten is not usually funded by the state government, therefore concessional fees are not available.  The only exception is where a child is eligible for the Early Start Kindergarten fee subsidy.

Further information about our fees can be found by reading our Fee Policy.