No refund of fees for withdrawal from Kindy?

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No refund of fees for withdrawal from Kindy?

Postby dozalot » Thu May 31, 2012 3:48 pm

Not sure where to post this, I hope it's thread appropriate here.

My son is studying K1 in a regular kindy and so now is the school hols. We paid for next term's fees before school closed.

I have been a sahm since I was pregnant with him and out of a sudden, I decided to go back to work and almost immediately got a job offer through my contact. I have to start work in July and since there's no one else that could care for my son, I will have to put him in a full day childcare.

I contacted the school and they said they do not issue refunds. I said I thought I was suppose to give just 1 month notice and they said that's for the $100 deposit I placed. So now, even though the term hasn't yet commenced, they won't even refund me on the full term fees I had paid.

Is this the normal policy for all schools? So I just donated $1400 to the school for nothing? Doesn't sound reasonable to me at all.

Please help.

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Re: No refund of fees for withdrawal from Kindy?

Postby Dawnie » Thu May 31, 2012 4:28 pm

Forfeit 1 month of school fees is reasonable, but not 1 term.

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Re: No refund of fees for withdrawal from Kindy?

Postby smurf » Thu May 31, 2012 5:07 pm

There is no refunds of fees even if u haven't start the term. Or even if u attended few days. This should be stated clearly in the application form.

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Re: No refund of fees for withdrawal from Kindy?

Postby Imami » Thu May 31, 2012 10:35 pm

Indeed, any refund or non-refund would have been stated in the application form or letters which parents would have to acknowledge. Check out the forms again.

One kindy which I was considering to enrol my child into did state that there would be no refund for the term fee paid. So this is not new to me.

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