Fees at Leura Child Care Centre & Preschool, near Katoomba

Opening hours

Leura Child Care Centre & Preschool offers Long Day Care from 7:30am to 6:00pm, from Monday to Friday. We will be open from January/February 2017 and are open throughout the year, except for three weeks during the Christmas/New Year holidays.

Affordable fees

Our fees are affordable and your child will receive a quality early childhood education. The cost per day is $85.00 for children of all ages (0-6 years), less the government rebate you will receive, which is dependent on your combined family income.

Below is a chart of what your daily out-of-pocket costs are, after your child care benefits (Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate) are paid direct to the centre.

Combined Family Income1st Child2nd Child
$51,000 and below$19.00$19.00
Over $150,000$42.50$42.50

Please note:

  • If more than 2 children are attending, the child care rebates increase)
  • The out-of-pocket costs above are just a guide. You will need to confirm these amounts with Centrelink, as they may differ with your personal circumstances.
  • Phone Family Assistance Office 13 61 50 or visit
  • Centrelink’s online estimator can be accessed here.
  • For more information on child care benefit rebates, go to page 8-10 in this Guide to Government Payments PDF.

How to pay your fees

Once our Centre is open in January/February 2017, fees can be paid easily online through individual payments or direct debit. You will have access to a personal payment portal which you can view anytime online via Qikkids. A link will be added to this page ready for Term 1 of 2017.

What to bring

  • Lunchbox with food for morning and/or afternoon tea and lunch
  • Drink bottle with water
  • Bottles made up with formula
  • Cot sheet/blanket/comforter
  • Nappies

We provide a late afternoon snack, and will often cook a meal with the children to eat.

Benefits of bringing a lunch from home:

  • You can control what your children eat and minimise allergy issues
  • Children can be fussy eaters and will often eat more from a lunchbox from home with familiar food they like
  • Keeps the fees affordable for already stretched families
  • We are able to invest more resources back into the centre, providing quality early childhood education and care for your child
  • Eating from your own lunchbox is good preparation for school.
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