Fee Policy

Fee Policy

Mellow Spring Childcare Development Centre is a not-for-profit facility with charitable status. The Centre receives grants and organises fundraising for specific items and projects, but the main source of funding comes from fees paid by and on behalf of Parents/Guardians.
Fees are to be paid each week or monthly if preferred, in advance. Payment is by Cheque, Postal Order or through a bank account using Direct Debit. We do not accept cash for security reasons. A receipt will be issued which should be kept for Parents/Guardians personal records.
Cheques and Postal Orders are to be made payable to “Mellow Spring Childcare Centre”, and the name of the relevant child should be written on the reverse.

Fees are calculated using the following criteria:

  • Costs (overhead, service delivery, staff, training etc) involved in childcare provision.
  • Comparative marketing.
  • Funding required too support the application of Community Childcare Subvention Scheme to qualifying families.
  • Costs involved in meeting specific demand for places (HSE).