Enrolling Your Child

Our community Kindergarten is funded by the Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme (QKFS). This covers approximately 70% of the kindergartens running costs. All other costs must be met by fees as well as funds raised by the parent body each year. Our kindergarten is run by a voluntary management committee composed by parents who are elected each year at the Annual General Meeting.

From 2023 we will operate the following Kindy programs:
Monday and Tuesday group (Koala):  8.00am to 4.00pm
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Group (Kookaburras):  9:00am to 2.00pm

Both groups operate during school terms only and we follow the Qld State School calendar.

When will my child attend? When was your child born?
If born between – 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 they will attend in 2023
If born between – 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 they will attend in 2024
If born between – 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 they will attend in 2025
If born between – 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2021 they will attend in 2026
If born between – 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2021 they will attend in 2027
If born between – 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2021 they will attend in 2028

Fee Structure
Waiting List Fee

A child wishing to attend the Kindergarten may have his/her name placed on the waiting list on or after the day on which he/she was born. A non-refundable fee of $15.00 is payable to confirm your place. Children are offered a place strictly in accordance with their position on the waiting list.

Enrolment Deposit

Once a place has been offered and accepted, a $305.50 non-refundable deposit must be received.

Breakdown of enrolment deposit:

$100 Enrolment Fee

$100 Resource Levy

$100 Maintenance Levy (refundable through working bees)

$5.50 Association Membership Fees

Annual Membership

Each family is required to pay a non-refundable annual membership fee of $5.50 included in your enrolment deposit. You will then be a financial member of the Upper Mount Gravatt Kindergarten Association, allowing you to vote at the Annual and Special General Meetings. At monthly committee meetings only the executive committee members can vote on decisions.

Term Fees

Term Fees are set by the executive committee each year. You can find further information on our Statement of Fees document. Please note you will be provided with an invoice on the first day of each term, payable within 14 days. Fees are to be paid by the due date or child’s placement for that term could be at risk and a late fee of $15.00 will be charged. If you are having difficulty making payments then you will need to contact the Treasurer to discuss a payment plan. Fees can be paid by direct deposit. Detailed information is provided on your invoice.

$30 fundraising levy per term