2018 Preschool Fees
Learning Links’ Preschool is a not for profit community based charity organisation. We charge fees that are as low as possible while still ensuring that, as an organisation helping children and families, we are viable and can survive in the long term.
In 2016 the NSW Government announced a new funding initiative for community preschools in NSW: Start Strong.
Start Strong aims to improve affordability of early childhood education and increase the number of children participating for 600 hours in a quality early education program in the year before school.
In 2017 our preschool’s opening hours were increased to enable all enrolments the opportunity to attend 600 hours (at least 15 hours per week) during the course of the year.
Our hours of operation are 8am – 4pm and this positively affects funding received from the NSW Government under Start Strong.
Based on additional Start Strong funding for Learning Links, Preschool fees have been significantly reduced to increase affordability to families of children in their year before school and families of children aged 3 and 4 years from disadvantaged backgrounds (children from low income families and/or Aboriginal families, and/or children with disabilities and additional needs).
The fee structure for 2018 is as follows:
|3 and 4-year-old children from disadvantaged backgrounds (children from low income families and/or Aboriginal families, and/or children with disabilities and additional needs).||$10/day|
|Children in their year before school (children enrolled in 2018 who turn 4 years by 31 July 2018)||$40/day|
|Children enrolled in 2018 who are 3 years old and not from a disadvantaged background.||$57/day|