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Enrolment and fees - Cowell Early Childhood Centre

Enrolling your child

You can register your interest to enrol your child with us by using the preschool registration of interest form. This form is also available from us.

Try to register your interest by 30 June, but you can do this any time during the year.

Priority will be given to children living in our catchment area. If you don’t live in our catchment area you should indicate at least 2 other preschool options on your form.

If we can give your child a place with us we’ll send you an offer letter in term 3. You can accept the offer by filling in and sending back the acceptance slip by the due date.

Site specific enrolment

We are an integrated services centre. Children 6 months to 12 years can attend preschool and long day care sessions through our rural care programs.

We invite you and your child to tour our centre at your enrolment. Please ensure you or a family member stay with your child during their very first visit. Your child will need support as they adjust to a new environment.

Before your child starts

Before they start preschool your child can come to our pre-entry transition visits. We offer 4 sessions in term 4 before your child starts preschool. There are 2 morning sessions, a half day and 1 full day.

Pre-entry transition visits allow your child to meet our staff and other children. Your child will become confident and familiar with the daily routines of our centre.


We ask you to contribute towards the cost of your child attending preschool.

The parent contribution is $280 per year. You can choose to pay the total amount at the beginning of the year or pay 4 instalments of $70 each term.

We offer other programs that may have an additional cost.

When to pay

We will invoice each term via your child’s mail pocket.

Payments are due in in the final week of term.

Please contact us if you are have difficulty paying.

How to pay

Cash or cheque

You can pay cash or cheque at the centre. Please put the payment in a sealed envelope with your child’s full name on the front and take to the centre office. 


You can pay via electronic funds transfer (EFT). Instructions for EFT are provided on your invoice.
Please put your child’s full name as the reference.