Booking Fee A once-only $150 fee will be payable on confirmation of enrolment. This fee is an administration fee and does not go toward attendance fees, it is non-refundable. On your child's first day of attendance, they will be given a set of wet weather gear, and a wet-bag (we discourage the use of plastic bags
Payment of fees Payment is due on invoice. Our preference for payment is Direct Debit. We do not take eftpos or credit card. If it becomes necessary to refer your account to debt collection you will be liable for any debt collection costs.
Holiday Policy Although we do not shut over the Christmas and New Year period, we understand that many families are able to take a break at this time, and offer you two weeks fee-free. Dates are confirmed by October each year. Statutory holiday dates (outside the closedown period) will be half charge. Please see the office for confirmation. All holidays outside of this time will be charged at your normal fee.
Illnesses: Days off due to illness will be charged at your normal day rate.
Permanently leaving The Forest ECE Two weeks notice is required of intention to withdraw your child from the centre, or normal payment of fees for this time. If your child is absent for three weeks, enrolment is automatically cancelled unless we have been notified and in agreement with the prolonged absence. Note: if a child does not attend the centre for 21 consecutive days then all funding from the Ministry of Education ends and full centre fees (including Ministry portion) will be charged to you for continued absence.
WINZ Subsidy: In the event of delay in payment of your subsidy, or suspension, you must pay full fees until notification of payment is received by the centre from WINZ. At this time, subsidy will be credited to your account.