Gladesville Out of School Hours Inc.

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Fees

Current fee structure (updated July 2nd 2018):

Permanent Before School Care

$11.50

Permanent After School Care

$18.50

Casual Before School Care

$18.00

Casual After School Care

$25.00

Vacation Care: 

Flat Day Rate – $40.00 plus costs of all incursions and excursions

Late Vacation Care Submittance – $37.00

Other Fees & Charges:

Annual membership fee, per family

$55.00

Deposit Bond (refunded when the child leaves the centre)

$50.00

Non-cancellation fee for aftercare, per family

$10.00

Late fee (after 6.00pm collection, per minute)

$5.00

Childcare Subsidy (CCS) information

As you may already know, from 2 July 2018, the new Child Care Subsidy (CCS) system will come into effect. This will replace the current Child Care Benefit (CCB) and Child Care Rebate (CCR) arrangement and makes it easier for families to access childcare. All families will need to register for CCS before 2 July to ensure their subsidy is in place when the new system begins. Your family’s combined income will calculate the CCS percentage you’re entitled to.

Please note: It is the responsibility of the family to make appropriate updates to the Government to maintain levels of entitlement. GOOSH are not authorised to speak to the Government on your behalf.

Centre Provider Numbers

Before Care 555 007 010B
After Care  555 006 679J
Vacation Care 1-V7MP18

Setting Fees

  • Fees will be reviewed each term based on attendance and the centre’s ability to meet the running costs. Parents will be given at least 2 weeks notice of any changes in the fees.
  • A current fee schedule is available from the Director.
  • The Centre is approved to offer Child Care Subsidy (CCS) to eligible families. The centre operates under the Child Care Management System (CCMS). Please contact the Family Assistance Office (FAO) on 13 6150 to register.
  • The Director will ensure that all necessary forms are available and to inform parents of the availability of CCS and the Child Care Rebate.

Membership fee

  • Each family is required to pay GOOSH a non-refundable annual membership fee of $55 per family prior to processing their application enrolment.

Deposit bond

  • Each family is required to pay a refundable deposit bond of $50 prior to processing their application enrolment, per child. This money will be held until the last 2 weeks of the year or when the child leaves the centre.

Fee payment

Fortnightly Direct Debit, from a nominated bank account or credit card (only Visa, or MasterCard accepted); paying two weeks in advance. The Direct Debit (Ezidebit) forms will be given to all families on enrolment. Fees will continue to be debited from the nominated account each Thursday fortnight and will appear on the statement as “schoolcarefees” or as “Ezidebit”, if paid by credit card.

  • Parents are to complete a change of Direct Debit Details form if banking information changes.
  • There are no additional costs to each family for fees debited from a Bank, Building Society or Credit Union Account. An additional cost of 2.2% will be charged for fees debited from a credit card account (Visa or MasterCard accepted only).
  • A dishonour fee will be charged for the direct debit of Childcare fees returned unpaid.
  • Fees are to be paid for the days the child is booked into the centre, including times when the child is absent due to illness, holidays and cancelled bookings. CCS is paid for the first 42 days of absences without evidence.
  • Two weeks prior notice in writing is to be given to the Director for any changes to the days of care or cancellation of care for fees to be waived. If 2 weeks notice is not provided to the Centre, fees will continue to be charged.
  • Families will be emailed a four weekly account statement. The statement will include the fee charged per session, the CCS paid (if applicable) by the Family Assistance Office, including the total number of CCS allowable absent days used to date.
  • All records will be kept confidential and stored appropriately. Parents may access particulars of their fees at any time and information given in writing upon request.

Non-cancellation fee

  1. A booking for aftercare must be cancelled by the parent/guardian on or prior to the day of the booking. This can be done via My Family Lounge, email or over the phone (leave a message on the answering machine)
  2. If the child is not cancelled, the parent will be charged a non-cancellation fee of $10.00. This fee will be charged to the parent’s account and is payable by cash, cheque or by direct debit within two weeks of the charge.

NOTICE OF OUTSTANDING FEES

Parents are encouraged to discuss any difficulties that they may have in paying fees with the Director, who will discuss and make suitable arrangement for payment of fees as well as informing them of other avenues for financial support when required.

If no previous arrangements have been made regarding overdue fees GOOSH will be:

  • After 2 weeks overdue: Send a reminder email regarding overdue fees. A weekly Late Fee charge of $5 will be added to their account.
  • After 3 weeks overdue: The Director will send an email reminding them to discuss any problems they may be having in paying fees with the Director/Nominated Supervisor and/or Treasurer and informing them that their child’s place may be cancelled if suitable arrangements cannot be made within the next week to pay the fees.
  • After 4 weeks overdue: Phone or personally approach to the parent will be made by the Director/Nominated Supervisor to make an appointment to discuss the problem and identify the possible cancellation of their child’s place if no arrangements can be made.
  • If no arrangements have been made to pay fees by week 4 or the agreement made has not been kept the child’s place will be cancelled.
  • If the above procedures are not effective, details of unpaid fees should be referred to the Parent Management Committee to commence Debt Recovery Procedures.

Late Fees:

  • Children must be collected by 6pm.
  • The centre must be contacted if you are delayed. Any parent who collects their children after 6pm will be charged a late fee of $5.00 per minute as set by the Parent Management Committee.
  • If after half and hour the centre has not been notified by the parent and the nominated contact persons can not be reached, the child will be taken to the Gladesville Police Station.
  • If late fees have been charged three times in a term, a letter will be sent to the parents informing them that the child’s position will be made vacant.


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