Gumnuts Early Learning Centre fees can be paid by cheque, cash, direct debit or eftpos.
You will find a receipt book on the bench outside the office. If you are paying with cash or cheque, please fill out details on the receipt and tear off two copies, one copy you keep, the other is put in the money bag.
The Director will be able to assist you when making a payment by eftpos in the office, if the Director is not available please ask a staff member. Families can also choose to pay via internet transfer. Gumnuts bank details are on the bottom of the child care invoice. Please pay your fees into the Gumnuts bank account and identify the payment in your name.
Parents/guardians with overdue fees will be encouraged by the Director to discuss any difficulties they may have in meeting payments and make suitable arrangements to pay.
A late collection fee will be charged to parents/guardians for each child not collected by 6pm.
Please note: Child Care Benefit does not apply to any late fees charged.
Please note families may be eligible for Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate. Parents can apply for these rebates through Centrelink by visiting your local Centrelink office or calling 13 61 50. (your rebates will determine your actual fees). Click on the links above for more information.
Child Care Rebate is paid for up to 42 absences per child each financial year. Additional absences beyond 42 days for certain reasons may be approved and paid. Talk to your child care service about additional absences.A public holiday is counted as an absence if the child normally attends the child care service on that week day, and fees are charged for that day for the child.
You can access your child's absence record using your Centrelink online account through myGov by selecting View Child Care Details and Payments. You can also do this using the Express Plus Centrelink mobile app.