Upon completion of your enrolment we supply
each child with a Rutherford Playtime Preschool
Uniform (shirt) and a wide brim hat.
We provide All meals these include Breakfast
before 730am, fresh & nutritious Morning
and Afternoon Tea, a hot lunch, and a late afternoon
snack which is prepared daily by our in house
Throughout the year your child’s development
and art creations will be documented and displayed
in a portfolio which is free for your collection
in November of each year at our annual Christmas
party/ Graduation ceremony.
All Families receive a Centre Newsletter every
term outlining upcoming events also a quick
note from your child’s Teachers of what
each classroom has been working on over that
Access to Kidsxap where each rooms posts daily
stories with photos to show families what they
have been doing. Our Chef posts daily what’s
on the menu, and all families receive monthly
learning observations on their child.
out of pocket expense for families who receive
CCS (Child Care Subsidy)
$95 Per day
$90 Per day
$88 Per day
are to be paid weekly or fortnightly.
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- Rutherford Playtime Preschool
BSB- 012 720
Account Number- 406 357 974
Ezi debit form
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 office.
YYou can receive child care subsidy
(CCS) 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 CCS 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
51 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.
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.
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 Subsidy (CCS). Once
you receive a CCS, 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
continue to receive Child care Subsidy and the
correct benefit, you are required to:
Sign daily attendance records to show when
your child starts care and finishes each day.
attendance record each time your child is
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 CCS