GAP Term Fees

Fees for 2017 are as follows:


Our rates work out to be $60.63/day or $9.70/hr. Tanzen is $22.50/session, or $26 for a one-off Tanz session.




Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4 



inc $6 guest presenter; 1 public holiday: Mon 13 Mar.

inc $20 Questacon trip; 2 public holidays: Tu 25 Apr & Mon 12 June

inc $5 guest artist or musician

inc $12 arboretum


GAP only






GAP plus
Dance Tues to 5pm







Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4 



inc $5 botanic gardens

inc $7 guest presenter

inc bus wash trip

no excursions


GAP only






GAP plus
Dance Thurs to 5pm








NB: Fees are set by the committee and usually increase by CPI effective January each year. 



There are 4 terms per year.  Term dates are the same as the ACT government schools.  The dates can be found at


How do I pay?

Fees are payable by cheque, internet banking or direct deposit to:

Term fees are due the last Friday of the previous term (or three weeks before Term 1 starts). 

Your prompt payment is greatly appreciated, as it means less hassling you and less time for overworked volunteers chasing up overdue payments.

Account Name: Spielwelt German Parents Association Inc.

BSB: 032778

Account: 276645   (this is the GAP term fee account - do not put fundraising money in here)

Westpac Bank

Reference: *GAPx child's surname*   For example Ref: *GAP3 Schiller*   (where x is the number of the Term.  GAP3 is a payment for Term 3.)

  *When paying your first term's fees, remember to subtract $100 if you have already paid a deposit.


If you make a teller-assisted deposit, please let me know by email, otherwise we can't tell whose payment it is.

If you intend to write a cheque or bring cash, let us know in advance.

If you have not paid your fees, you won't be able to leave your child at the GAP without a parent/guardian.


We're going to miss some sessions. Can we pay less?

See the Spielwelt Partial Payment policy to find out. Talk to us first to let us know, and clear it with us.


Do I get a rebate?

The GAP is a Registered Childcare Provider. Download our information sheet for families on the GAP as a Registered Childcare Provider and about claiming your 61 cents per hour of care. Please let our Financial Administrator know if you have not received your receipt at the end of the term, by sending an email to (Note we are "registered" not "approved". In order to be an "Approved Childcare Provider" for childcare claim purposes, we would need to operate for more than 40 hours per week, which we don't.)


Can I swap or add sessions?

Your child needs to be eligible to enrol in the session you want to swap to or add. Please let us know as soon as possible if you wish to swap or add sessions, as there are children on the waiting list eager for a place; plus it takes time to juggle these requests (although we are usually able to work some magic for you).


Can I add a one-off session on a day that my child doesn't usually attend?

Got an emergency dentist appointment? Sudden important meeting? You can ring us to see if there is a spot available that day for your child (provided she/he is already enrolled, and meets the fluency requirements for the session you are adding for a day). If we can accommodate your request, we will. You pay for the extra session on a pro-rata rate. Being in Spielwelt is great!



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