All enrolments are at the discretion of the Director and the Macquarie College Pre-school Board. The pre-school is open 48 weeks a year: 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday. Child-Care Benefit allowance is available to all eligible parents. Our priority of access is in accordance with Government guidelines. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the guidelines please speak to the Director. Consideration is also given to the length of time a child has been on the waiting list. Daily fees have been structured to include activities and expenses, including craft consumables such as paint, paper, glue, craft items, etc., and also shows and special guests for the children, parent night guest speakers, policy book, printing colour photos for portfolios, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Christmas gifts.

Government Assistance

Child-Care Benefit allowance is available to all eligible parents. Our priority of access is in accordance with their guidelines. Fees are charged for the full 48 weeks. Should you wish to apply for Child Care Benefit, then an application must be made at the Family Assistance Office prior to your child commencing pre-school. Full fees must be paid until the assessment notice is received at the pre-school. Parents or guardians who are working, studying, or training are able to claim a 50% Child Care Tax Rebate capped at $7,500 p.a. This rebate is not income tested, and will be paid quarterly or as an annual lump sum.

The Child Care Tax Rebate is designed to help families to meet their out-of-pocket child care costs. To find out more visit http://www.childcarerebate.gov.au/ or call the Family Assistance Office on 13 61 50. Macquarie College Pre-School is an approved centre. The Customer Reference Number (CRN) is 555 002 810L.