Originally Posted by MK33
There are 4 terms in a year, 10 weeks each term. Each kindergarten asks for varying donations, ours ask parents to donate $20 a term which helps with the up keep of the kindy & buying new materials, sad to say not many pay it. The association who oversee this kindy have started asking for approx $80 a term which is supposed to go towards keeping teachers 100% qualified due to all the cuts that have been made in this area, again this a donation & they say just pay what you can but $80 is the amount you should.
If you were to attend a private kindy then you would have fees, my daughter also goes to a creche where I pay $29 a session of 4 hours.
I'm not sure where you would stand putting a 5 yr old on a waiting list at kindy as most have long lists but age gets in first, saying that ours has a 5 yr old the list so makes me think they don't take priority as the 3 & 4 yr olds do otherwise they would be straight in yet others are starting ahead of them.