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What we offer - Athelstone Preschool

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

Preschool program


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

Children can come for 5 days over 2 weeks, or they can be part of either Group 1 or Group 2.

Times: 9.00pm to 3.00pm.

Group 1

9.00am to 3.00pm9.00am to 3.00pm9.00am to 3.00pm
alternate weeks

Group 2

9.00am to 3.00pm
alternate weeks
9.00am to 3.00pm9.00am to 3.00pm 


The parent contribution is $160 per term. See our enrolment and fees page for more information.

Excursions, events and group photos are not covered by the preschool program fees and will incur additional costs. 

What to bring

Children need to bring these items each day:

  • bag
  • drink bottle containing water
  • two pieces of fruit or vegetables
  • healthy lunch
  • hat
  • change of clothes.

Please write your child’s name on everything they bring.

Shoes need to be suitable for climbing and running. Thongs and rubber boots are not appropriate.

What not to bring

Children should not bring these things:

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

Additional information

For more information about suitable foods, please see our healthy food supply and nutrition policy (PDF 230KB)

Literacy kits

You may borrow literacy kits at any time for up to 1 week. The kits contain a story book and items that relate to the story (such as puppets, puzzles or games), plus a question card for you to use with your child.

Additional information

Please speak to us to find out how to borrow a literacy kit.

Children’s library

On Tuesdays or Thursdays your child may borrow a book from our preschool library.

What to bring

A material library bag (approximately 35 x 35cm) with your child’s name clearly marked.

Additional information

Please take good care of the books. You will be responsible for payment in cases of damages or loss.

Parent library

We have a range of books, magazines and DVDs that cover parenting topics that you are free to borrow.

Additional information

You are welcome to recommend any other books for the parent library. Please speak to us for more information.