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What we offer - Bains Road Preschool

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 can come for 5 days over 2 weeks. They can be part of either Blue Gum group or Wattle group.

We are open Monday to Friday.

Wattle group

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8.30am to 3.00pm 8.30am to 3.00pm 8.30am to 1.30pm
alternate weeks

Blue Gum group

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8.30am to 3.00pm 8.30am to 3.00pm 8.30am to 1.30pm
alternate weeks

Fees

The parent contribution is $100 per term. See our enrolment and fees page for more information.

Fees cover the costs of cleaning, ground maintenance, art supplies, learning resources and administration costs.

What to bring

Children need to bring these items each day:

  • a bag
  • a hat (legionnaires or wide brimmed)
  • change of clothes (underpants, t-shirt, socks, pants and jumper)
  • a named roll-on sunscreen in a ziplock plastic bag
  • drink bottle containing water
  • healthy lunch
  • fruit for morning tea.

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

What not to bring

Children should not bring these items:                          

  • food containing nuts (some children have nut allergies that can be dangerous)
  • unhealthy food or drink (food that is high in sugar or salt, fruit boxes).

Additional information

Physical skills are best developed through active play so please dress your child in comfortable, secure clothes that can get messy or dirty. A spare pair of shoes for other play, such as gum boots for mud play is encouraged. Please don’t send your child to preschool wearing spaghetti straps, tank tops, singlets, thongs, clogs or gum boots as they can be hazardous when climbing or running.

It’s important for children to celebrate special events. We celebrate each child’s birthday at group time, singing happy birthday with a pretend cake and a sticker for the birthday child. Birthday cakes and other sweet foods are not permitted because of our healthy eating policy.

Please read our drop-off and pick-up procedure (PDF 62KB).

Occasional care

Occasional care is for children under school age who aren’t in any other early childhood education and care programs, such as preschool, child care or family day care. It promotes young children’s development by giving them access to high-quality early childhood education.

It may help parents to take part in a range of activities including non-work and casual work commitments.

Priority of access

The education department has a priority of access policy to decide who can get into occasional care. This might mean that some families get more sessions than others.

Talk to us about enrolling in occasional care

Times

Children generally can go to 1 session a week.

Children under 2 years old

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8.30am to 11.15am 8.30am to 11.15am 8.30am to 11.15am

Children over 2 years old

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8.30am to 11.15am
or
12.15pm to 3.00pm
8.30am to 11.15am
or
12.15pm to 3.00pm
8.30am to 11.15am

Cost

Parents are charged a small parent contribution for a booked session.

The rate is $5 per session for the first child and $2.50 for siblings. If you have an Australian Government Pensioner Concession or Health Care Card, the rate is $1.50 per session for the first child and 75 cents for siblings.

What to bring

Children need to bring these items:

  • a bag
  • a hat (legionnaires or wide brimmed)
  • change of clothes (underpants, t-shirt, socks, pants and jumper)
  • nappies if needed
  • drink bottle containing water
  • fruit for morning tea.

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

What not to bring

Children should not bring these items:

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

Inclusive Preschool Program

The Inclusive Preschool program (IPP) gives every chance to every child by providing specialised education to children with disabilities and significant developmental delay. The program is part of a state government policy to promote social inclusion. Our staff members are experts in early childhood and special education. There are up to 6 children per group.

Times

Same as the preschool program.

Cost

This program costs $100 per term.

What to bring

Children need to bring these items each day:

  • a bag
  • a hat (legionnaires or wide brimmed)
  • change of clothes (underpants, t-shirt, socks, pants and jumper)
  • drink bottle containing water
  • healthy lunch
  • fruit for morning tea.

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

What not to bring

Children should not bring these items:

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