Program fees

Start Strong

Start Strong is a program in NSW designed to ensure all children aged three and in the year before school, regardless of their background or where they enrol, have access to 600 hours of quality early childhood education in the year before school.

Fees and support

The NSW Government funds public and community based preschools to deliver early childhood education programs, however preschool fees are set by individual preschools. Contact your local preschool for more information.

In addition, parents and caregivers enrolling a child in most services - with the exception of mobile and home based care - can be eligible for the Child Care Subsidy.


The Commonwealth Government provides assistance through the Child Care Subsidy payment. Parents who require help with the cost of using an early education and care service should visit the Department of Human Services Families for more information.

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