Fees and Benefits
The provision of kindergarten programs is partly funded by the State
Government with the balance of funds required coming from fees paid by parents.
Pre-Kindergarten (3 Year Old Kindergarten) may be subsidised by the State
Government in some areas as part of the 3 Year Old Funded Kindergarten roll out.
For kindergartens yet to participate, the 3 Year Old Program is currently totally reliant on fees paid by parents.
YEYM sets the fees as part of the budgeting process each year. Our Fees Policy is here.
Kindergarten Fee Subsidy: Families whose child is attending a Funded Kindergarten Program (either 3 year old program in some areas or 4-5 year old program) who are eligible for the Kindergarten Fee Subsidy, will not be required to pay fees for this program.
Our Fees Policy is here.
For children who meet the criteria, the following assistance with fees is
Important information for Enrolments managed by the YMCA
For a list of Kindergartens with YMCA Managed Enrolments see here:
It is important to note that where families have received a Fee Agreement Form with their Confirmation of Place/Letter of Offer, both forms must be submitted within the indicated time to secure their child's place. eg.
> the signed Confirmation of a Place/Letter of Offer AND
> the completed Fee Agreement Form
There are three payment options:
- Pay the full fee upfront and in advance. In this case, payment will be taken within 7 days of receipt of the Fee Agreement Form. Payment methods are detailed below.
- Pay fees by Direct Debit over 9 monthly instalments. The first instalment will be deducted in March 2021, for 2021 enrolments.
- Choose the Direct Debit with instalments option to delay payment and pay the full amount prior to kindergarten commencing. Choose the Direct Debit option on the Fee Agreement Form however, choose to pay the full amount by contacting us before the start of the Kindergarten year. This then cancels out the monthly payment arrangement.
Payment of the full fee upfront
- By credit card/debit card.
- By BPAY