Program & Fee Adaptations for the Future

Program & Fee Adaptations for the Future

seasonal changes

This has been quite a year for us so far here at Aeoncademy. We are still coming to grips with the massive changes to the childcare system, which are making their mark felt on most families who use our service. They have been incredibly expensive for our small service to implement and have been brutal to our beloved specialised programs.

 

It has spurred on a number of developments in terms of our programming, as well as a restructuring and standardisation of all our fees and charges.

 

The government has communicated very poorly exactly what your childcare entitlements are and therefore how much you can expect to pay to use our specialised programs. 

 

This post is to clear up pricing at our end.

 

Creative Play Foundation Program

 

We have introduced a foundation childcare program called Creative Play. This runs after school from 3-6 and during vacation (starting this Spring Holidays) for a full day, and is open for all children ages 5 – 12. We are also extending the Vacation day until 6pm.

 

Our previous Sparks Program (ages 5-7) is being amalgamated into the new Creative Play while the new Sparks will be centered on children ages 3-4 and their particular needs.

 

All the programming associated with the old Sparks program – the cooking, gardening, art, and drama – will become available to everyone enrolled in Creative Play. These activities will be completely optional for children to participate in, or just to enjoy free play using our PlayPods of loose parts and nature play.

 

So, as of the next vacation program, whenever you enrol at Aeoncademy you will be enrolling in the foundation program- Creative Play. Then if your child is aged 7+ you may select a specialised program and pay a surcharge for this activity.

 

The YPS discount and any bulk booking discounts are being discontinued. There are never discounts on Creative Play as it is already the most affordable we can make it.

 

Sparks Early Years Program

 

We are recentering the Sparks program on children from ages 3 and 4, to focus on their particular developmental needs and to allow us to give them a separate space from the older children where they can begin their Aeoncademy journey.

 

In the past this group of the youngest children was called MiniSparks. Going forward they are the Sparks Early Years Program.

 

Specialised Programs

Vala defensive move
Vala in action

In order to help our amazing Creative Catalyst visual arts workshops and Vala Dramatic Adventures modules thrive, it is necessary to make a clearer distinction between them and our foundation program in both after school and vacation time.

 

So starting this Open Day, we are making changes to the 20% discount. It will now apply only to the surcharge for the Specialised Classes – as stated above, Creative Play is already as affordable as we can possibly make it.

 

We are also determined to keep our dedicated older students involved in Aeoncademy’s specialised programs even though the childcare rebate has been taken away from children aged 13+ or in high school. If you are one of these people please contact us and we will discuss the available options.

 

Prices

 

Commencing next Open Day here are the new fees and surcharges:

 

Creative Play Foundation Program

Fees

(Rate per hour $11.32)

per session/day

  • After School 3 – 6pm…………………………..$34
  • After School (with pickup) 2:30 – 6pm……….$40
  • After School (with pickup) 2:45 – 6pm……….$37
  • After School 4 – 5:30pm only………………… $17
  • Vacation 8:30am – 6pm………………………..$107.50

 

Specialised Class: Creative Catalyst, Vala, Cornucopia

Surcharges

(Rate After School per hour $9)

(Rate Vacation per hour $13.08/hr)

Specialised Class after school surcharge per day $13.50

Specialised Class vacation surcharge per day $98

 

Before School Care

Mindful movement and Breakfast 7.45-9am $15

 

Sparks (Early Years) Program (ages 3 up to 6 with consultation)

Fees

(Rate per hour $15.50)

 

per session/day

  • After School 3 – 6pm…………………………..$46.50
  • After School 2:30 – 6pm……………………….$54.25
  • After School 2:45 – 6pm……………………….$50.50
  • After School 4 – 5:30pm only…………………$23.25
  • Vacation 8:30am – 6pm………………………..$147.25

 

Please refer to the fine print on our website for all up to date terms and conditions.

If you have read this email and feel incredible anxiety that you will not be able to afford the care you need please talk to us in the office so we can can find a way to help you.