Fees are reviewed annually based on relevant changes to costs associated with the daily running of the highest quality care at BearChildCare Centres. So what value can you expect for your child we hear you asking? Let’s take a look:
- Highest qualified happy & passionate staff
- Higher than required staff:child ratios
- Long tenure and stability of regular staff
- WE DON’T DO CASUALS – you will always know the staff at our centres
- Highly regarded Educational Program
- Highly recognised Pre-School Program
- BearChildCare highly encourage and support ongoing training and
- development of their Educators
- Freshly cooked meals prepared on site by a Cook
- Highly resourced centres with abundant resources for your children’s
- enjoyment & development
Apply to all children within the one family, who will receive a daily discount of $2/child/day.
Sick Days, Public Holidays and Absent Days:
Any day that your child is enrolled in the Centre, must be paid for, including Sick Days, Public Holidays, Family Holidays or Absent Days. If your child has been sick with a virus or contagious illness, you must bring a clearance certificate from your Dr, before your child is able to return to care.
Withdrawal Notice Period:
4 weeks PAID notice must be provided at any point you wish to withdraw your child. We are happy to make arrangements to reduce the notice period, should we be able to fill your child’s position earlier than the 4 week period. Unfortunately, any child who withdraws BEFORE THEY COMMENCE their enrolment, forfeits any fees paid.
Any days your child is enrolled in the centre, must be paid for, including sick days, public holidays, family holidays or absent days. If your child has been sick with a virus or contagious illness, you must bring a clearance certificate from your Dr stating when/if your child will be clear to return to child care. You will get Child Care Subsidy CCS for 42 absence days per child each financial year. These can be for any reason and will not require proof and includes all public holidays your child would normally attend. If you receive CCS at more than one child care service you must let each service know when your child has used your initial 42 absence days. You cannot claim absences if your child has not started or has stopped care. You also cannot claim an absence if you have notified your child care service you are taking your child out of care on a set date & then change your mind and remove your child earlier – these fees will be charged by your centre at FULL FEES.
You will be emailed a fortnightly invoice which indicates each payment.
are due two weeks in advance and are only payable by using our DebitSuccess direct debit/credit card system. This system enables both Papa Bear and you to keep control of fees, and minimizes the stress on your end of having to remember when to pay them. Fees will be deducted from either your nominated bank account or VISA/MASTERCARD – however, please note, VISA/MASTERCARD will attract an additional merchant % fee per transaction, charged by DebitSuccess. Only Fees, Enrolment Bond/Rego, Annual Registrations and Penalties, eg; Late Fees, will be deducted from your authorized nominated account.
Fees are set by the Centre’s Management and may be subject to change due to inflationary operating costs or wage increases. With respect to our families, whenever possible, advanced written notice of any such increase will be given by a minimum of one months’ notice period.
Daily Fees include costs for all general activities and meals, (including light breakfast before 8am, Morning/Afternoon tea, plus a healthy nutritious hot lunch). We do ask that parents bring in a piece of fruit every day and leave it in the Fruit Basket, a box of tissues once a year and daily nappies.
BEAR FAMILY MEMBER BENEFITS
As a member of our Bear Family, your child’s annual enrolment fees also entitles them to some annual benefits to The Play Cave:
1. One Single FREE Entry Pass
2. Bea ChildCare child FREE at their birthday party @ The Play Cave
3. 10% discount voucher to use at The Play Cave or the Rock Café