AKC TERMS AND CONDITIONS & FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who can access After Kindergarten Care (AKC)?
All children enrolled in our 3 or 4-year-old kindergarten program.
When is AKC available?
Monday to Friday commencing after the first afternoon session finishes until 5:30pm (except for Wednesday's after Green Group). Children attending transition to AKC as soon as their regular session finishes. They are signed out of their regular session and into AKC by a Denzil Don staff member.
Both 3yo and 4yo children attend the same session. Children can attend any session available (ie: it does not have to follow on from their regular kinder session).
Is it available during the school holidays?
AKC sessions are available during term only.
Can I claim the Child Care Subsidy for AKC sessions?
No. Denzil Don Kindergarten is not an approved childcare provider.
How do I register my child?
PERMANENT BOOKINGS: roughly 2 weeks prior to the end of each term, we seek interest in the following term by emailing a permanent booking form to all families.
CASUAL BOOKINGS: by completing an AKC casual booking form. Once registered, your child is registered for the full year. Forms are available on the class webpage OR by emailing email@example.com
Please note, we must receive an AKC booking form before before your child can attend. If you think you may access AKC casually throughout the year, register your child in advance to make it easy to make a booking when needed.
How do I book my child into a session?
PERMANENT BOOKINGS: complete the AKC Booking form, selecting the session and days you wish your child to attend for the term. Permanent AKC bookings cannot be modified during the term. Additional sessions of AKC required can be booked casually.
CASUAL BOOKINGS: either SMS 0425 277 355, or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your childs name and the session date and time you wish to book. Bookings are preferred at least 2 hours prior to the required session start time. If a casual booking is cancelled with less than two hours’ notice, the session will still invoiced.
What are the fees and how do I pay?
$15/ hour for casual bookings with permanent bookings discounted to $13.50/ hour.
Term bookings are invoiced in whole and must be paid in advance. Casual bookings must be paid within 2 days of invoicing.
Invoices can be paid via credit card (Square) or Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) to Denzil Don Kindergarten - BSB 704 191 - Account 194534. NB: all credit card payments incur a merchant fee of 2.2%.
Do I need to pack extra snacks for AKC?
Due to the day being longer, please pack extra food for your child if attending AKC.
We understand that sometimes children will eat all of their lunch prior to session, regardless of the extra food OR don't have enough food packed because of a last minute booking. We provide fresh fruit, unless covid restrictions mean we can't.
Is there a Late Collection Charge?
In the instance when a child is not collected within the booking time, the family will be invoiced for the fee differential, as if the child had been booked into the longer AKC session at the casual rate. For example, if the child was booked in a session from 14:15 to 16:15 at a cost of $30 and was not picked up until 16:30, the Late Collection Charge would be $20. That is the cost the session from 14:15 to 17:30 = $50 less the fee already charged for the 14:15 to 16:15 session of $30.
If a child is not collected by 5:30pm, a late collection fee of $20/ 10 minutes or part thereof will be invoiced.