Why is Council proposing a fee increase?
A service review and analysis of Council’s approved budget for early education centres has shown that fees have not sufficiently kept up with industry changes and recent cost increases which are mostly related to labour costs (75% of our budgets). Council’s early education services operate on a cost recovery model and are anticipated to be posting a significant loss for 2019/20.
Council is proposing to increase the daily fee charged at the four Early Education Centres and to align future fee increases with the calendar year January to December (as opposed to the financial year July-June).
When will the fees go up?
If endorsed after public exhibition, the fee increase is expected to start in March 2020.
What else is Council doing?
Will this affect Family Day Care fees?