Preschool Enrolment


ELC Enrolments- Emma Kildey: 6292 7932

Each year, the Catholic Education Office announces the official enrolment period for its schools. The Enrolment period for Preschool for 2023 is during the month of May, exact dates will notified in 2022. Parents can access the online application below. A $55 application fee applies to each Enrolment Form submitted. A $100 bond is also paid on enrolment. $100 will be credited from the first preschool fees in Term1 in the year of enrolment.


You can now enrol online, through the online enrolment link:

Click here to view the enrolment application form  

Holy Family Preschool Enrolment Book

To complete the application form, you will need to upload the following information. Original documents will need to be presented at the time of the interview.

  • Birth certificate (not commemorative) or passport.
  • Certificate of Baptism (if applicable).
  • Student’s immunisation records (applicable to all NSW schools and ACT Primary).
  • Family Law, Personal Protection Order or Other Relevant Court Orders (if applicable).
  • Any previous ELC reports (if available)
  • Visa grant notice for permanent and temporary visa-holders (if applicable) – for both student and parent(s) / legal guardian(s)
  • Any medical reports and/or other assessment reports for students with additional learning needs (if applicable).
  • Proof of residential address, such as rates notice, electricity, water or telephone bill

The minimum age for enrolment in an ELC is 4 years by 30 April in the year of enrolment.

Submission of an application does not guarantee a place in your school of choice. An offer for your first choice of ACT Catholic ELC will depend on your priority enrolment area.

A non-refundable application fee applies of $55 applies.


Once the application has been submitted, you will receive an email with the completed application. Please ensure this document is signed accordingly (all relevant legal guardians and parents) and submitted to the school at the time of the interview.

Open Days

Holy Family ELC Open Afternoons will be held in May 2022. Dates will be advertised in April 2022.

Feeder Schools

Our Early Learning Centre has 3 feeder primary schools. Children residing in the suburbs of Gowrie, Fadden, Gilmore, Chisholm, Royalla, Macarthur, Queanbeyan, Jerrabomberra and Gilmore may attend Holy Family ELC then attend Holy Family Primary School Gowrie. Children residing in the suburbs of Conder, Banks, and Gordon may attend Holy Family ELC then attend St Clare of Assisi Primary School Conder. Children residing in the suburbs of Calwell, Isabella Plains, Theodore and Richardson may attend Holy Family ELC then attend St Francis of Assisi Primary School Calwell.

Fee Policy & Structure

Holy Family Early Learning Centre is a privately funded centre. We do not draw on any government funding for student places. Attendance at our Centre is based on the parent’s capacity to pay the assigned fees. We are unable to offer fee remission.

Preschool Fees are payable two weeks in advance unless the Director has authorised a different payment structure (i.e. weekly payments for low-income families). The first account will be emailed to families in mid-January. This account (the first two weeks of preschool) will need to be paid before school commences in 2022. Accounts will be emailed on a fortnightly basis.

Fees for the Before and After School Program and Preschool Program will be charged during School Terms only (i.e. for 40 weeks). Fees will be charged during periods of absence i.e. illness or family holidays during school terms. Fees can be paid either by Eftpos, Direct Deposit, or by Credit Card Authorisation. If an account becomes more than one billing cycle in arrears (2 weeks), the family will be contacted by the Centre Director. If the account becomes more than $600.00 in arrears, the child’s attendance at the Centre will be suspended until the account is cleared. Debt collection services will be undertaken for the recovery of unpaid fees. 

Resource Fee Per Child Per Term $63
Excursion Fee Per Child Per Term $20
Preschool Per Day $80
Before School Care 7:30-9:00 Per Session $23
After School Care  3:00-6:00 Per Session $34
Vacation Care Per Session $85

Preschool is available full-time M-F or part-time M-W or W-F 9 am to 3 pm. Before and After School Care and Vacation Care is also available if needed.

Child Care Subsidy CCS

Child Care Subsidy is available to eligible families.

Enrolment Policy and Other Related Documents