Playschool Fees

Fees for 2017 are as follows:

(Please note fees for 2018 will include public holidays as staff must still be paid for public holidays.)

Our rates work out to be $60.63/day or $9.70/hr. Tanzen is $22.50/session, or $26 for a one-off Tanz session.







Term 1




Term 2




Term 3




Term 4 

  inc $6 guest presenter; 1 public holiday: Mon 13 Mar. inc $20 Questacon trip; 2 public holidays: Tu 25 Apr & Mon 12 June inc $5 guest artist or musician inc $12 arboretum
GAP only
$1,157.88 $1,111.25 $1,217.50 $1,224.50
GAP plus
Dance Tues to 5pm
$1,382.88 $1,313.75 $1,442.50 $1,449.50







Term 1




Term 2




Term 3




Term 4 

  inc $5 botanic gardens inc $7 guest presenter inc bus wash trip no excursions
GAP only
$1,217.50 $1,219.50 $1,212.50 $1,212.50
GAP plus
Dance Thurs to 5pm
$1,442.50 $1,444.50 $1,437.50 $1,437.50

NB: Fees are set by the committee and usually increase by CPI effective January each year.

Term fees are due the last Friday of the previous term (or three weeks before Term 1 starts).

There are 4 terms per year.  Term dates are the same as the ACT government schools dates.

How do I pay?

Fees are payable by cheque, internet banking or direct deposit to:

Account Name: Spielwelt German Parents Association Inc.

BSB: 032778

Account: 276645   (this is the GAP term fee account – do not put fundraising money in here)

Westpac Bank

Reference: *GAPx child’s surname*   For example Ref: *GAP3 Schiller*   (where x is the number of the Term.  GAP3 is a payment for Term 3.)

*When paying your first term’s fees, remember to subtract $100 if you have already paid a deposit.

If you make a teller-assisted deposit, please let our treasurer know by email, otherwise we can’t tell whose payment it is.

If you have not paid your fees, you won’t be able to leave your child at the GAP without a parent/guardian.

We’re going to miss some sessions. Can we pay less?

The Spielwelt Partial Payment policy has information on short and long absences due to emergencies, illnesses and holidays, and is your first reference.  Please talk to our director for more information or assistance in calculating your fees.

Do I get a government rebate?

As the GAP is a Registered Childcare Provider you are eligible to claim about 71 cents per hour of care.  More information is available at the link.  This rebate will be in effect until 2 July 2018, after which no government rebate will be offered as we do not operate for 48 or more weeks per year.  Please let our Financial Administrator know if you have not received your receipt at the end of the term, by sending an email to

Note: When it comes to childcare benefit claims, we are “registered” not “approved” childcare. In order to be “approved” we would need to operate for more than 40 hours per week.

Can I swap or add sessions?

Your child needs to be eligible to enrol in the session you want to swap to or add. Please let us know as soon as possible if you wish to swap or add sessions, as there are children on the waiting list eager for a place; plus it takes time to juggle these requests.

Can I add a one-off session on a day that my child doesn’t usually attend?

You can ring us to see if there is a spot available that day for your child (provided she/he is already enrolled, and meets the fluency requirements for the session you are adding for a day). If we can accommodate your request, we will. You pay for the extra session on a pro-rata rate.