The “Accueil Petite Enfance Le Beau Soleil” association, governed by the law of 1901, is designed to support structures and organizations that develop projects based on respect for the intrinsic nature of children, in accordance with Waldorf-Steiner teaching methods. For this purpose, the association is the legal partner and the managing body of the Waldorf Kindergarten – private school.
The association is a non-profit organization. The school operating budget is set on an annual basis. This budget and the maximum number of children enrolled in the classes are the two main parameters that determine the price of the tuition fees for the following year. The school is “non-contractual” and receives no subsidies from either the Ministry of Education or from local communities. The only resources of the association are the tuition fees paid by families.
The registration of your child will be valid only upon receipt of duly filled admission file, completed with all documents, and of the tuition fee settlement.
1. Application fee
The application fee is €300, which is paid once upon initial enrollment of the child; it is non-refundable.
2. Tuition (annually revised)
The annual tuition for your child amounts to €8 400, for a place on a full-time basis. These rates include morning and afternoon snacks.
The fee for the part time option amount is €4 600, representing two days at school or two mornings upon availability to be discussed with the head mistress. These rates include morning and afternoon snacks.
3. Development fund
The development fund is €1 600 per family, which is paid before the child joins the school. It is used for the improvement of the school, its buildings and garden. It is non-refundable.
4. Guarantee Deposit
It is a guarantee for the on-going activity of the school. The amount is €1 680 (two months of tuition) and is payable when the child joins the school. The guarantee deposit is refunded at the end of the accounting year, when the child completes the educational cycle (at 6 years old and entering a primary school) or when he leaves the school before this deadline, if a two months’ notice (registered letter received by the school at least two months, excluding July and August, before the date of departure) is respected.
5. Canteen Fees
The canteen service is charged on top of the tuition. The school charges an annual rate of 700 € when full time and 450 € when part time (annually revised )and it is non-refundable if not taken. Healthy food and balanced menus are available three days per week. Seasonal and organic meals (fruits, vegetables, dairy products, cereals etc.), are served on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
6. Solidarity Fund (optional)
Faithful to our ethics of social openness and in an attempt to exclude no child, the association introduced a voluntary solidarity fund. The school has been able to enroll children thanks to parents who chose to donate to the solidarity fund. The association suggests a donation of €1 500, but any contribution is welcome.
7. Donation (optional)
The school does not receive any subsidy from the Ministry of Education or local communities. The only resources of the Association are the tuition fees paid by families. Therefore, any contribution is welcome for the development of the School.
8. Methods of payment
Payments can be made by check or wire transfer.
Families have the choice of paying the entire amount or entrusting the school administration with 10 checks of an amount equal to one tenth of the total tuition amount at the beginning of the school year. Every month one check will be cashed, covering the academic year of 10 months. Banking fees caused by a default in payment will be charged to the family. Canteen must be paid before the beginning of the school year.
9. Payments deadlines
Application fee: at the time of enrollment request.
Development Fund: before May 31st of the current year or, for children joining the school after that date, when the enrollment is accepted.
Guarantee Deposit: before May 31st of the current year or, for children joining the school after that date, when the enrollment is accepted.
Tuition Fee: before the beginning of the school year or, for children joining the school during the year, before their first date of presence.
Canteen Fee: before the beginning of the school year or, for children joining the school during the year, before their first date of presence.
10. Enrolment/departure during the course of the year
When your child enters school after the beginning of the school year, the payment schedule begins with the month of registration and is calculated based on the time of attendance.
If your child leaves school before the end of the school year, the payment of remaining months until the end of the school year is due and, if already paid, will not be returned.
Absences do not entitle families to any reduction in tuition or canteen fees.
12. Billing, Financial Commitment
Attached to this document you will find the “Financial Commitment” form. After receiving the completed and duly signed document, the Association will send you an invoice with the details of the amounts to be paid, chosen methods and deadlines.
13. Delay/Failure to pay
In case of delay or default of one or more installments, if after a letter of formal notice sent by registered letter with acknowledgment of receipt, it is not rectified within the time limit, the Association shall be entitled to not accept the child at school. The concerned child will be allowed to re-join the kindergarten as soon as all the pending obligations have been settled.
Families with several children enrolled at the school will be granted a 10% discount on the tuition fees for the third child and 15% for the fourth child.
For further information regarding the financial aspects of enrollment, please contact:
The Finance Commission of the association managing the school:
Udo Zembok: firstname.lastname@example.org