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What we offer - Aldinga Community 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 or 5 sessions per week.

Your child can attend full days (full days are 2 sessions) or half days (half days are 1 session). Please speak with us about the sessions you would like your child to attend.

Full day

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9.00am to 3.15pm 9.00am to 3.15pm 9.00am to 3.15pm 9.00am to 3.15pm

Morning session only

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9.00am to 12.00pm 9.00am to 12.00pm 9.00am to 12.00pm 9.00am to 12.00pm 9.00am to 12.00pm

Afternoon session only

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
12.00pm to 3.15pm 12.00pm to 3.15pm 12.00pm to 3.15pm 12.00pm to 3.15pm

We understand it can be hard sometimes to get to kindy by 9.00am. It's ok if you arrive a bit later.

Fees

The parent contribution is $85 per term for 5 sessions a week or $75 per term for 4 sessions a week. See our enrolment and fees page for more information.

What to bring

Children need to bring these items each day:

  • bag to hold their belongings
  • sun-safe hat
  • change of clothes each day (including underwear and socks)
  • drink bottle containing water
  • 1 piece of fruit per session
  • packed lunch if your child is attending for a full day.

The clothes your child wears or brings to kindy are important. Please make sure your child wears or brings:

  • old clothes so they can get dirty
  • clothes that are easy to undo so they can go to the toilet by themselves
  • shoes suitable for running and climbing
  • wet-weather clothing such as a raincoat, wet-weather pants and gumboots so they can participate in wet-weather play.

Please write your child’s name on all their belongings. The lost property box is on the shelf near the entrance. Please check this often.

What not to bring

Children should not bring these things:

  • food containing nuts (some children have nut allergies that can be dangerous)
  • unhealthy drinks (fizzy drinks)
  • toys from home.

Additional information

Our curriculum (PDF 254KB) includes teaching children to feel safe, and we have literacy and numeracy (PDF 50KB) kits available for borrowing.

See how we help the environment (PDF 187KB) and what recycling materials you can donate.

Your child will have a portfolio. This is where we record their achievements, including photos and samples of their work. You are welcome to take a look at your child's portfolio at any time.

Before-kindy care

We offer care for your child before kindy starts. 5 places are available each day and children must be booked in.

Times

8.30am to 9.00am

Cost

$2.50 per day

Lunch care

Lunch care is offered to children who stay for a full day. It links the morning and afternoon sessions.

Times

12 noon to 1.00pm

Cost

$20 per term

What to bring

Your child will need a packed lunch.

Speech and language program

Our speech and language program (PDF 192KB) supports speech, language and early literacy skills.

We will speak with you if we think your child would benefit from this program. Please speak with us if you have concerns about your child's speech and language development.

Early intervention program

We are experienced working with children that require additional support (PDF 192KB)

Please speak with us if you have concerns about your child's development.