Teaching Your Child To Shine

Avondale College Early Childhood Education Center Fees

Fee Structure

Under 2 year olds Full-time: $ 219.00 per week
Under 2 year olds Part-time: $ 47.50 per day
Over 2 year olds Full-time: $ 208.00 per week
Over 2 year olds Part-time: $ 44.00 per day

Twenty Subsidised Hours

3 – 4 year olds Full-time:  $ 115.00 per week
3 – 4 year olds Part time: $  23.00  per day


A payment of two weeks fees is payable as a bond. This is held in a separate account and can be used as the final two weeks payment when your child leaves the centre or will be refunded to you. This should be paid when your child is enrolled.

Fee Payments

Fees should be paid a week in advance. You can pay by automatic payment, cheque, cash, eftpos. If fees fall into arrears you risk losing your place at the centre.

Late Pick-Up Penalty

There is a penalty charge of $1 per minute for every minute after 5.30pm. you are late to pick up your child.


If you have two children at the centre you will recieve a discount of 10% on the fees of the second child.


Subsidised childcare

Subsidies are available for low income families through Work and Income. Applications and renewals are the responsibility of parents. For more information visit the WINZ website.


At present the Centre closes for two weeks over the Christmas/New Year break. There are no fees payable for these two weeks.

An additional week is avaliable to parents at 50% fees. One months notice of this is required.

Sick/Accident Leave

For absences of 5 days or less – full fees will be payable.

For absences of between 6 and 15 days (consecutive), and on the production of a medical certificate, a 50% reduction in fees is available.