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Payment terms and conditions

Paying your annual fee is a condition of accreditation, and employment as a teacher in a NSW school early childhood service .

Annual fees are payable upon receipt of an invoice from NESA and from, whichever comes first, the date of your:

  • approval to teach
  • employment as a teacher.

Pro rata fees are not available.

Cash payments are not accepted.

Once payment is received you will be posted a receipt and new accreditation card. Invoices are posted and reminders are issued by email so it’s important to make sure these details remain current by logging into your online account.

If you are employed or have casual approval to teach by the Department of Education you must change your personal details on the Department’s ESS. This information will be exchanged with NESA each day.

Outstanding annual fee

If you don’t pay your annual fee, your accreditation and employment may be suspended.

Newly accredited before 15 September

Newly accredited teachers, with an initial accreditation date before 15 September, must pay the current calendar year's accreditation fee.

Newly accredited from 15 September - 31 December (inclusive)

Newly accredited teachers, who are initially accredited between 15 September and 31 December (inclusive), are not required to pay that calendar year’s accreditation fee.

Reactivating your accreditation

Teachers who reactivate their accreditation (following a leave of absence) from 1 January - 30 September (inclusive) must pay the current calendar year's accreditation fee.

Teachers who reactivate their accreditation (following a leave of absence) from 1 October - 31 December (inclusive) are not required to pay that calendar year’s accreditation fee.

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