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What we offer - Acacia Kindergarten

We offer a number of programs and services to support your child’s early years learning.

Preschool program

Times

Your child can attend preschool for up to 15 hours per week.

Children attend for 5 days over 2 weeks. They attend 2 days from Monday to Thursday and alternating Fridays.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9.00am to 3.00pm 9.00am to 3.00pm 9.00am to 3.00pm 9.00am to 3.00pm 9.00am to 3.00pm
alternate weeks

Fees

The parent contribution is $120 per term. See our enrolment and fees page for more information.

The parent contribution includes all excursions and performances attended during the year. There are no extra costs.

What to bring

Children need to bring these items each day:

  • bag
  • wide brimmed or legionnaire style sun hat
  • change of clothes
  • drink bottle containing water
  • healthy snack (fruit or vegetable)
  • packed healthy lunch in a reusable container
  • jacket, beanie and rubber boots in winter.

Children should wear comfortable and old clothes they can get dirty in. Their shoes should be suitable for running and climbing. We have Acacia Kindergarten clothing for sale at Mt Gambier Safety Supplies (Facebook page).

Please write your child’s name on all their belongings.

What not to bring

Children should not bring these things:

  • food containing nuts (some children have nut allergies that can be dangerous)
  • unhealthy food or drink (lollies, chocolate, chips, bars or processed food).

Additional information

Your child will have a kindy pocket where we place newsletters, invoices and other notes. Please check this often. Let us know if you would prefer newsletters emailed to you.

Please read our drop-off and pick-up procedure (PDF 137KB).

Inclusive preschool program

We have a specialised program for children who have significant additional needs. Teachers work with support services and therapists to provide individual learning for your child.

Children must be referred and meet specific criteria to enrol in the program.

Times

Children attend for 5 days over 2 weeks. They attend on Tuesday and Wednesday and alternating Mondays.

Fees

The parent contribution is $120 per term. See our enrolment and fees page for more information.

What to bring

Children need to bring these items each day:

  • bag
  • wide brimmed or legionnaire style sun hat
  • change of clothes
  • drink bottle containing water
  • healthy snack (fruit or vegetable)
  • packed healthy lunch.

Playgroup

Our supported playgroup is run every week. You and your child can meet other families and spend time learning together.  

Times

Playgroup is on Friday mornings 9.30am to 11.30am.

Cost

This program costs $5 per family each Friday you attend.

What to bring

Children need to bring these items:

  • bag
  • wide brimmed or legionnaire style sun hat
  • change of clothes
  • drink bottle containing water
  • healthy snack (fruit or vegetable).

Before and after preschool care

Care is available to families who work or study. You must make a booking for your child to attend.

Times

Care is available from 8.30am to 9.00am and 3.00pm to 3.30pm.

Cost

This program costs $5 per child. This must be paid before or on the day of care.

Additional information

Please read our before and after kindy care policy (PDF 132KB) for more information.