Of all things love is the most potent. Maria Montessori

Families who enrol at BMEL are eligible to claim Childcare subsidy from Centrelink. This means that on a weekly basis, you will be charged a gap fee for 2 weeks in advance.

Our daily fee is inclusive of:

  • Attendance from 8.00 a.m to 4.30 p.m (8.00 - 5.00 for Prep students and their siblings)
  • Specialist classes, incursions & excursions
  • Morning & afternoon tea (families to provide lunch)
  • Nappies & bed linen

Benefits you receive at BMEL:

  • Make up days if your enrolment falls on a public holiday
  • Funded kindergarten program with access to 3 Degree qualified teachers
  • Access to an Individualised, world renowned Montessori program
  • Option to continue Montessori education in Mitcham Primary School

Visit https://www.mitcham.ps.vic.edu.au/montessori for more information.


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.

Bond Refund 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.

For more information about our fees, please contact us.