Fees

As a not-for-profit organisation run by a volunteer parent Committee of Management, we are committed to providing a high-quality education to all children and families, while keeping our fees as low as possible.

Fees depend on the programs offered and the hours per week for the group your child attends.

The Department of Education and Training (DET) provides a contribution towards kindergarten fees through a number of initiatives. Primarily though per Capita Funding – where a contribution towards the costs of delivering three-year-old kindergarten (up to five hours) and four-year-old kindergarten (up to 15 hours) is provided. Income from other sources, primarily fees, is required to meet the additional costs incurred by Sunnyside in the delivery of the program.

All fees are reviewed annually by the Committee of Management taking into consideration costs, government funding, availability of grants, fees charged by similar services in the area and to ensure they are sensitive to families’ financial situations.

Families experiencing financial difficulties can contact the Sunnyside Treasurer in writing. Each case will be considered on its merits and in the strictest confidence.

The Department of Education (DET) released guidelines for Free Kinder for 2023 in August 2022.

Providers have the choice to opt in to the Free Kinder program. The Committee of Management is considering the funding and associated impacts for Sunnyside and will advise families enrolled in 2023 in due course.

PLEASE NOTE ALL FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DEPENDING ON GOVERNMENT FUNDING AND CHANGING COSTS.

2022 3 Year-Old

Red Group
Wednesday  9:00am – 2:45 pm
Thursday  9:00am – 1:00pm

9.75 Hours Per Week

2022 Fees per term
$760
Maintenance fees per term
$25

$785 Per Term

2022 3 Year-Old

Green Group
Wednesday  8:30am – 3:00 pm
Friday  8:30am – 3:00 pm

13 Hours Per Week

2022 Fees per term
$1,120
Maintenance fees per term
$25

$1,145 Per Term

2022 4 Year-Old

Blue Group
Monday  8:45am – 3:15 pm
Tuesday  8:45am – 3:15 pm
Friday  8:45am – 3:15 pm

19.5 Hours Per Week

2022 Fees per term
$950
Maintenance fees per term
$25

$975 Per Term

2022 4 Year-Old

Yellow Group
Monday  8:30am – 3:00 pm
Tuesday  8:30am – 3:00 pm
Thursday 8:30am – 3:00 pm

19.5 Hours Per Week

2022 Fees per term
$950
Maintenance fees per term
$25

$975 Per Term

Maintenance Fees Note: Maintenance previously conducted via family working bees and a fee for non-attendance charged. Due to low attendance at working bees and disruptions from the pandemic this fee covers the cost of an external contractor to conduct maintenance on Sunnyside’s behalf.

Extended Care

Extended care is available one day per week at a fixed price per term.

Tuesday 3:00pm – 5:00pm

2 Hours Per Week – $500 Per Term

A Reggio Emilia inspired approach

Inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to childhood development, our programs and interactions are focused around the belief that children are capable, confident and co-constructive learners.

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