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Fees and support

Kindergarten Fees

Most families are required to contribute to the cost of kindergarten.

In Bass Coast, all kindergarten providers charge different fees depending on their operating model and costs. Some kindergartens charge a flat rate per term, while other kindergartens who offer before and aftercare (long day care) may have a flat rate per day. The kindergarten service providers will be able to give you the most cost-effective option for your family.

For more information, contact your preferred kindergarten service or visit:

If you would like to know more about kindergarten fees please contact the kindergarten directly.

* If your child is attending kindergarten at a long daycare centre you might be eligible for the Government child care subsidy (CCS).

Kindergarten Fee Subsidy (KFS)

Families may be eligible for free or low-cost kindergarten as part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to provide all children with access to a high-quality kindergarten program in the two years before starting school. The kindergarten fee subsidy provides eligible three-year-old and four-year-old children with access to a kindergarten program for up to 15 hours per week.

Your family is eligible for the kindergarten fee subsidy:

  • if your child identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • if your child is identified on their birth certificate as being a multiple birth child (triplets or more).

Families are also eligible if the child holds, or have a parent or guardian who holds, one of the following:

  • a Commonwealth Health Care Card
  • a Commonwealth Pensioner Concession Card
  • a Department of Veterans Affairs Gold Card or White Card
  • Refugee or Asylum Seeker visa (200-204, 786 or 866)
  • Bridging visas for any of the above Refugee or Asylum Seeker visas.