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Enrolment Requirements

All enrolments will require families committing to dropping their child off by 9.15 a.m. in the mornings.

Please note that we reserve the right to cancel your enrolment in the event that this condition cannot be met.

2.5 year old (siblings only) & 3 year old Kinder:
Minimum 2 days

4 year old Kinder ( Funded only ):
Children enrolling into our prep program - Minimum 3 days


Prep Program: (First year of Primary School)
5 days full time

Priority Entrance :

1. Confirmation of enrolment in Cycle 2 at Mitcham Primary with a commitment to our 3 years cycle 1 program ( 2 days for 3yo, 3 days minimum for 4 yo kinder & full time during prep year)
2.Confirmation of enrolment into our 4 year old funded program.
3. Siblings of (1.) with enrolment confirmation letter for Cycle 2
4. 3 year old enrolment with confirmation to enrol in BMEL's state funded 4 year old program.
5. All other enrolments


Mitcham Primary School Cycle 2 Enrolment:


If you are interested for your child to continue Montessori Education in Mitcham Primary School, please ensure you arrange a tour as soon as possible. Please ensure you have secured a spot in our Cycle 1 program, with a proof of letter available as well as your child's immunisation before initiating enrolment with Mitcham Primary School. For more information about the school please visit https://www.mitcham.ps.vic.edu.au/


Cancellation of enrolment

Please note that BMEL reserves the right to cancel your child's enrolment should you fail to comply to the conditions below that are important for the long term benefits to the children, staff, community and our program:

  1. Respect our work cycle by committing to dropping your child off by 9.15 a.m. each morning. If your child requires outdoor play before hand, they should be dropped off before 9.00 a.m.
  2. Respect all children's work by refraining from walking into our classroom once our cycle has begun at 9.15 a.m.
  3. Respect our teacher's right to go home on time by leaving the service at 4.30p.m. sharp. Continuous late pick ups over 3 times will result in the cancellation of enrolment.
  4. Respect that our ability to sustain all cost associated with running BMEL comes from contribution of family fees that needs to be paid on time. Account in arrears above 2 weeks will result in the cancellation of enrolment.
  5. Respect our work by ensuring that any issues or challenges will be brought up directly with us. Should BMEL be unable to meet your child's needs, we will refer you to an alternative program to better suit your needs.


ENROLMENT POLICY

To be considered for enrolment, families must:

  • Pay a non refundable fee of $50 to go on our waitlist
  • Pay $100 bond within 7 days, upon accepting an offer to enrol ( Mitcham primary enrolments to pay $500 bond)
  • Attend enrolment interview after securing your child's enrolment to discuss and acknowledge enrolment conditions
  • Attend 2 scheduled orientation days ( Child comes in independently)
  • Be prepared to pay full fees (2 weeks advance payment) following your child's orientation if your subsidy has not come through.
  • Commit to dropping your child at BMEL by 9.15 each morning
  • Provide 4 weeks written notice to withdraw your child's enrolment ( for Mitcham Primary enrolments, at the end of 3rd year cycle ) to be eligible for a bond refund.
  • Acknowledge that if your child is absent on his or her last day on enrolment, you will bear full fee as for this day. Bond refund will only be applied 4 weeks after your child's last day, after your account has been balanced with no debt owing.
All families will be provided with access to our online portal prior to your child's orientation. This is to encourage you to read and understand our policies before hand and ask any questions you may have throughout your child's enrolment with us. Please note that BMEL reserves the right to cancel your child's enrolment should you fail to meet the enrolment conditions.
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Waiting List Application

To join our waiting list, please visit:

https://www.owna.com.au/waitlist/bmel.html

*Please note that payment on application is required.

(If your application is for the year 2020, please be advised that we are no longer accepting further applications.

Application beyond 2021 is accepted.)
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Centre tour
To enrol , please schedule an appointment with our centre director via email on admin@bmel.com.au or SMS 0455 328 828 . During your centre tour, you will be given information about our programme fees. Tours are conducted at 1pm or after 5pm weekdays apart from Wednesdays.


Orientations

Once you have viewed our centre , you will be given instructions to submit a waiting list application online. We will then send out an enrolment offer online, and finalise the enrolment process electronically before 2 orientation sessions are arranged.


First payment
Prior to your child's first orientation, a bond of $100 must be paid.

For children enrolled in our cycle 1 program to enter Mitcham Primary School, this will include a bond of $500 ( refundable upon completing the full cycle 1 program). A payment plan is available upon request.

On the last day of your child's orientation, you will be sent a statement and charged 2 weeks advance fees the next day.


Payment frequency
Our payments are generated on a weekly basis on Mondays and covers fees 2 weeks in advance.


Notice period


Mainstream enrolment: 4 weeks notice period for your bond to be refundable.

Cycle 1 entry (including prep year) : Bond refundable upon completing full cycle 1 program.









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