Enrolment Information

Koala Playschool sessions are run in four ten week terms that align with the school year and the ACT Department of Education school holidays.

To be eligible for an offer of placement, your child must be 3 years of age or be turning 3 prior to 30th April in their year of attendance. Children under 3 who are offered placement at Koala Playschool must be accompanied by a parent or carer until their 3rd birthday.

Note: Koala Playschool fees are not eligible for assistance under the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) as we only operate 40 weeks (aligned with ACT Government public school terms). Eligible centres are required to operate 48 weeks of the year.



Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday –  9:30am – 2:30pm

Thursday and Friday –  9:30am – 2:30pm


Daily fee – a daily fee of $68 applies.

  • 3 day session = $204 per week
  • 2 day session = $136 per week

Administration fee – $210

Bond – 2 weeks

Payment Notes

  1. Fees are invoiced quarterly and must be paid prior to the start of each term.
  2. Upon receiving an offer, you will be required to pay the following within 7 days:
  • the non-refundable administration fee which includes a summer hat for your child on their first day
  • a two-week bond fee which will be held in trust and subtracted from the term 4 fees.

Waiting List

Koala Playschool will accept applications for the waiting list any time throughout the year, for up to 3 years in advance.

Please fill in the waiting list application form to register your child’s name on our waiting list.

Terms and Conditions

  • Koala Playschool run two sessions per week only, a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday session or a Thursday and Friday session.
  • A daily fee applies to each day, see above for current year fee.
  • Koala Playschool is not eligible for the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) as we operate 40 weeks per year.
  • Koala Playschool operates during the ACT school terms only.
  • An Administration fee of $210 is payable on acceptance of an offer of a place. The administration fee is non-refundable.
  • A 2-week bond fee is payable on acceptance of an offer of a place, this bond fee will be refunded on the term 4 fee invoice.
  • Fees are due prior to the commencement of each term.
  • Fees are compulsory, not voluntary. Failure to pay fees will result in loss of placement.
  • Children must turn 3 prior to 30 April in their year of attendance. If your child turns 3 between the start of term 1 and 30 April they must be accompanied by a parent/carer until their 3rd birthday.
  • A minimum of four weeks’ notice in writing is required if you decide you no longer require a place prior to the start of Term 1. No refunds will be given if notice is given within four weeks of term 1 starting.
  • A minimum of two weeks’ notice in writing is required if your child leaves Koalas at any time after the beginning of term 1. If notice is given during in a holiday period your bond fee will be forfeited as payment for the first two weeks of the following term. No refunds are provided if your child leaves during Term 4.
  • Parents/carers participation in roster duty is a condition of acceptance. Shifts are between 9:15am and 12:30pm or between 11:30am and 2:45pm. The number of shifts you are required to perform depend of which session your child attends:
    • Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday session – 3 shifts per term (on different days)
    • Thursday/Friday session – 2 shifts per term (on different days)
  • Children attending Koala Playschool must be toilet trained and out of nappies. It is understood that accidents can occur with children of this age.