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Here 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.

Throughout 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.

We 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!

All 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 be required.

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 are.
  • Direct Deposit-
    Account Name- Sandra Goldsmith
    (Trading as Rutherford Playtime Preschool)
    BSB- 032-529
    Account Number- 209337
  • EziDebit- Download Ezi debit form
  • Cheques- All cheques to be made out to- Rutherford Playtime Preschool
    Dishonoured cheques will incur a fee of $30.00
  • Cash payments- Money is to be signed in by staff and then witnessed by parent. This is recorded directly onto your child’s fee envelop.
  • EFTPOS- 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 assistance.

Absences- 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 emergency.

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.

Please 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
  • Priority 2 – A child of a parent (or both parents) who satisfies the Governments work, training or study test.
  • Priority 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.

What are my responsibilities for receiving Child Care Benefit?
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 fees.

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 number.

  • 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 is absent.
  • Inform each child care service you are using when you have used your maximum 42 absence days.
  • Advise the family assistance office when changes happen that may affect your CCB.
please give us a call. Talk to one of our helpfull staff on 02 4932 6332 about all your daycare needs
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