Enrollments and Fees

When enrolling your child at Chabad Malvern Early Learning Centre, please keep the following in mind;

Enrollment Fee:
A non-refundable enrollment fee of $300.00 is applicable at the time of submitting the enrollment form. 

Fee Structure: 
ELC fees are billed on a fortnightly basis, with full payment due every two weeks. 

Inclusive Services:
Our fees encompass a range of services, ensuring your child's well-being and comfort.
These include:

  • Breakfast
  • Morning tea
  • A hot lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Sunscreen
  • Nappies, wipes & nappy cream
  • Security


Am I Entitled to Child Care Subsidy?

You may be eligible for the Child Care Subsidy (CCS). The CCS is a payment made by the Australian Government to help families with the cost of quality child care and early education. This is paid directly to the service to reduce your weekly fees. It is the responsibility of the parent to register for Child Care Subsidy. This can be done by contacting Centrelink either in person, by phone on 136 150 or by accessing their My Gov account at my.gov.au. For information on how to apply online please visit this link

Calculating your CCS.  Please go to the government website to calculate these amounts as they change regularly. The next update will be after 10 July.  https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/how-much-child-care-subsidy-you-can-get?context=41186

Three things will determine a family’s level of Child Care Subsidy:

1. A family’s combined income will determine the percentage of subsidy they are eligible to receive.
2. An activity test will determine how many hours of subsidised care families can access, up to a maximum of 100 per fortnight.
3. The type of child care service will determine the hourly rate cap.

Please Note: the government will be holding back 5% of CCS paid to families until reconciliation at the end of every financial year. This balance will be paid back to families via their tax return if they are eligible.

 You can calculate an estimate using the online Centrelink calculator here  

For more information please visit the government’s website here.

Holiday and Absense Policy

We understand that children may be absent due to holidays, illness or general days off from the ELC.
Here is our policy regarding these situations:

Full fees during absences: Full fees are payable even when children are absent from the centre for reasons such as holidays, sickness or a general day off. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer make-up or swap days.

Special Circumstances: If you have special circumstances that require extra care, please reach out to our Coordinator for assistance. We are committed to working with families to accommodate your needs.

Advance Notice of Holidays: If you notify the Coordinator of your child's planned holidays at least 3 weeks in advance and another child occupies your child's spot during that period, you will be eligible for a 50% reduction in your gap fee.


Terminating Your Place

When it comes to terminating your place at the centre, please be aware of the following terms:

One Month's Termination Notice: A one-month termination notice is in effect, regardless if your child continues to attend or not. You must provide one month's notice with full payment to the centre when terminating your place or decreasing the number of days you require.

Year-End Termination: When terminating care at the end of the year, full fees are payable until the end of the year, unless the child has left before September 1st.

Notice Period Charges: If you provide notice to terminate your place, full fees will be charged. Child Care Subsidy (CCS) will only be applied to the days your child attends during the notice period.



All children enrolled at the Centre should be immunised according to the State of Victoria Immunisation Schedule. Up to date immunisation information records given to parents with enrollment forms should be completed and returned to the centre prior to commencement. Immunisation against Hepatitis B is encouraged, but not a requirement of enrollment. Parents should discuss the matter with their doctor.

If a parent chooses not to immunise their child, they must provide a written statement to this effect prior to the commencement of care. A non- immunised child will be excluded from the centre if there is an outbreak of disease listed on the Victorian Immunisation Schedule.

Immunisation must be up to date, or parents will lose their right to receive Childcare Subsidy.