at Rutherford Playtime Preschool we strive to
achieve the best care for your child. To help
with the transition to Pre-school and preparing
for Primary school, upon completion of your
enrolment we supply each child with a Rutherford
Playtime Preschool Uniform (shirt), wide brim
hat and water bottle.
We provide Fresh & nutritious Morning and
Afternoon Tea which is prepared daily. If
your child is still Toilet Training we supply
the nappies and pull ups that is needed to help
with this process.
the year your child’s development and
art creations will be documented and displayed
in a port folio which is free for your collection
in November of each year at our annual Christmas
party/ Graduation ceremony.
pride ourselves in our Comprehensive School
Readiness Program which is offered at no extra
charge as it is part of our centre Philosophy
to help prepare children for the transition
to school. Through out the year we have “special
Educational Visitors” such as Dental,
Healthy Eyes, and Healthy Harold, specialist.
We also have other education specialist such
as Bob Turner the Reptile Man, Henny Penny Chicken
Incubators and lots more!
Families receive a Centre Newsletter every month
outlining upcoming events also a quick note
from your childs Teachers of what each classroom
has been working on over that month.
We do offer discounted fees for those families
needing full time care this can be discussed
with Tahlia or Sandra during the enrolment process
Nursery Room (0-2yrs) $90 per day
Toddler Room (3yrs) $85 per day
Preschool Room (4-5yrs) $85 per day
Fees are to be paid weekly. Please note that
we do not keep change on the premise. Fees that
fall more than two weeks behind, may be required
a debt collector to seek the payment. It will
be the responsibility of the payee (The person
who has failed to pay their fees) to also pay
for the debt collector (25% of fees owing +
10% GST). Termination of the position may also
Methods of paying Fees-
Centrepay - This is a payment
scheme that you can set up through centrelink,
where they debit your family allowance fortnightly
and pay them onto you school fees. This money
is transferred straight into the preschools
bank account. To set this up all you need
to do is give centrelink our provider number
and tell them how much your fortnightly fees
Account Name- Sandra Goldsmith
(Trading as Rutherford Playtime Preschool)
Account Number- 209337
Ezi debit form
All cheques to be made out to- Rutherford
Dishonoured cheques will incur a fee of
Money is to be signed in by staff and then
witnessed by parent. This is recorded directly
onto your child’s fee envelop.
Eftpos machine is located in the todler room.
Please write child’s first and last
name on back of receipt and pass on to director
or your child’s Teacher. See staff for
You can receive child care benefit (CCB) for
allowable absences, up to a maximum of 42 days
per financial year. After this, you will have
to pay the full cost of child care.
You can get CCB for any number of approved absence
days your child takes. But when required, you
must provide centrelink documents to explain
each absence. Approved absences include; illness
with medical certificate, public holidays, access
visits, rostered days off, declared a local
Holidays-Our centre is open
50 weeks of the year including school holidays.
Please notify staff if your child will be away
for a certain period of time. Full Fees are
still payable over this period to ensure child’s
place is kept until child returns.
note, if you’re late in picking up your
child, a late fee of $2.00 a minute will be
added to your account.
Priority of Child Care Services-
When there are limited vacant places in the
service, Rutherford Playtime Preschool will
follow the Australian Government Access Guidelines.
Priority 1 – A child at risk of serious
abuse or neglect
2 – A child of a parent (or both parents)
who satisfies the Governments work, training
or study test.
3 – Any other child
A child under Priority 3, may be required to
vacate a place to make room for a child with
higher priority. At least 14 days’ notice
will be given, if this becomes necessary.
are my responsibilities for receiving Child
Generally most people are eligible for financial
assistance or rebate with their fees, from the
Australian Government, regardless of their income.
This is called Child Care Benefit (CCB). Once
you receive a CCB, we can calculate your preschool
To obtain a CCB, apply at Family Assistance
Offices; Centrelink, Medicare and the ATO.
You may also apply by telephone on 136150
To register for CCB you are required a reference
OUR REFERENCE NUMBER IS - 407 259 872H
To continue to receive Child care Benefit and
the correct benefit, you are required to:
Sign daily attendance records to show when
your child starts care and finishes each day.
Sign attendance record each time your child
each child care service you are using when
you have used your maximum 42 absence days.
the family assistance office when changes
happen that may affect your CCB.