Sessions & Fees
Private Hamilton Kindergarten for Children Aged 0 to 5 years
During school term times from Monday to Friday children can attend our all-day, morning or afternoon sessions. Your child is welcome for any number or combination of sessions a week, depending on availability.
Session times for all Kindyz of Queenwood centres:
All day – 8:15 to 4:00 (2 sessions)
Morning – 8:30 to 12:00 (3.5 hours)
Afternoon – 12:30 to 4:00 (3.5 hours)
We ask that you please keep to session times but understand that occasionally you can’t help running a bit late to pick up your child so consistent with our friendly, flexible approach we don’t charge penalties.
During school holidays our teachers run holiday programmes that follow the same session times as those in term-time but the programme is all about having fun.
We’re not open on public holidays and close down completely for a couple of weeks over Christmas/New Year.
|Term 1||Monday 23 January – Thursday 6 April 2023|
|Term 2||Monday 24 April – Friday 30 June 2023|
|Term 3||Monday 17 July – Friday 22 September 2023|
|Term 4||Monday 9 October – Friday 22 December 2023|
Our fees are structured to reflect the varying levels of care and teaching support provided given the developmental needs of children in each of our age specific centres. Fees cover our abundance of top quality classroom resources, nappies (if required), sunscreen, and most special guests who regularly visit our centres. Some additional charges may apply for excursions and other one-off special programmes.
We welcome WINZ subsidies and we also participate in the government ECE 20 hours subsidy scheme.
ECE 20 Hours
The ECE 20 Hours programme is intended to encourage greater participation in early childhood education for children 3 and over. The programme provides financial support for up to a maximum of 6 hours per day and 20 hours per week. Where children are eligible, we ask that parents contribute extra in recognition that we provide 100% qualified teachers and still further qualified and unqualified teachers, which is in excess of what is required to meet the regulated standards set by the Government. A schedule of our fees is as follows:
|Charge Per Session (Including GST)||Standard Fee||With ECE 20 Hours|
|Kindy Tweenz and Kindy Kidz||$23.00||$13.00|
Fees are invoiced in advance at the beginning of each term.
In common with most centres normal fees apply for Public Holidays and unfortunately if your child is absent there isn’t a reduction in fees. If you’re withdrawing your child (other than when they leave for school) we require two weeks written notice please otherwise two weeks fees are payable. We hope we never have to do this but if we need to refer outstanding debts onto third party debt collectors costs of collection will be added to the amount already outstanding.