Funding & Fees


The Tenterfield Preschool Kindergarten Inc Management Committee reviews its fees annually.

Fees are payable to finance the difference between government funding, the operating cost of the Preschool and are payable in advance by term accounts.  The Management Committee aims to keep fees to the minimum amount required to meet all Preschool expenses.

  • Fees are payable for the full number of sessions for which the child is enrolled whether he/she attends or not.

  • Non-payment of fees by the due date may mean that your child cannot attend Preschool until payment is received.

  • Payment can be made to the Preschool by cheque, cash or by direct deposit or Centrelink Direct Payment

The NSW Government Education and Communities “Start Strong” initiative states that funding will be targeted to children in their year before school and to disadvantaged children aged 3 and over who attend 600 hours per year (15 hours per week). This means that children eligible for a funded Preschool place under the new Preschool funding model will be either:

  • 4 years old on or before 31 July in that preschool year and not yet in compulsory schooling and attending 600 hours per year (15 hours per week); or

  • 3 years old on or before 31 July in that preschool year and from a disadvantaged background (i.e. from a low income Health Care Card holding family and/or Aboriginal) and attending 600 hours per year (15 hours per week).

Annual membership of the Incorporated Body is $5.50 applied in first term.

Preschool Fees for 2019 are:

$10.00 per day – 4 year old children (age as at 31 July) who attend 15 hours per week

$15.00 per day – 3 year old children and children who attend less than 15 hours per week

$8.00 per day – 3 and 4 year old children who are Aboriginal or who have a Health Care Card and attend 15 hours per week  

$10.00 per Term – Voluntary Building Levy Contribution (Tax Deductible)

Casual day charged at same rate as your normal day

In accordance with our Fees Policy, fees for each term are payable by the end of week 3. Accounts will be prepared and sent to families three weeks before the due date. Fees are to be paid by cheque, postal order, cash or direct deposit.

Extensions for time will be considered if discussed with the Director/Management Committee for consideration before the due date. A fee payment schedule will be issued in agreement with the Payee and Director/Management Committee. Repayments are to be completed by the end of the relevant term.

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