Help us continue to provide great child care and education

The effective running of a child care centre such as Feathers relies on predictable child numbers and cash flow. To maintain the quality of care and education for children, it is important that parents follow the guidelines for enrolment and payment.

Booking fee

A non-refundable booking fee of $40.00 is payable when enrolling your child to secure their position. This fee covers administration set-up costs, including your child’s portfolio folder and stationery costs.


Once a child is enrolled and their start date confirmed, all booked sessions will be charged, regardless of whether a child attends or not. Two weeks written notice is required if a child is leaving the centre. Fees are payable during this notice period.

20 hours ECE

At Feathers Early Learning Centre, your child will get the benefit of 20 hours Early Childhood Education per week that is fully subsidised. However, fees are payable for hours over and above 20.

Schedule of fees

Children under 3

Short Day 8:30am – 3:30pm $48.00 Per Day $215.00 Per Week
Full Time 7.30am – 5.30pm $58.00 Per Day $230.00Per Week

Children over 3

Full Time 


5 Days 4 Days 3 Days 2 Days  
After 20 ECE hours $140.00 $121.00 $94.00 $62.00  
ECE Sessions: 5 mornings or afternoons  7.30am-12.00pm ($55 per week)-include lunch 12.30pm-5.00pm( $45 per week)
 Without 20 ECE  $230  $186    $139  $92  

Childcare subsidy

Work and Income (WINZ) operates a subsidy for parents whose children attend child care centres. The subsidy is subject to an income qualification. Full payment of fees is the caregiver’s responsibility and will be required until a subsidy has been approved. Any credit held will be refunded directly to the parent where applicable. It is the parents’ responsibility to ensure all paper work is processed and received by WINZ on time. Any delays will result in the parent having to pay full fees until the subsidy is received.

Family discount

Where there are two or more children from the same family attending full time at the centre, a discount of 10% off the second child’s fee is available.


Invoices are issued periodically. Our preferred methods of payment are automatic payments or Internet banking, as this minimizes the amount of staff time required to process payments. Correct cash & cheques will be accepted and must be handed to Fang & Corinna.

Late pickup fees

For children who are picked up after the centre’s specified closing time, a late fee of $2 per minute will be payable directly to the staff member on duty.