We offer a number of programs and services to support your child’s early years learning.
Your child can attend preschool for up to 15 hours per week. This is made up of 2 full days and an extra 3 hour morning session.
Your child’s sessions are organised with the director and may be influenced by available vacancies.
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The parent contribution is $100 per term. See our enrolment and fees page for more information.
What to bring
Children need to bring these items each day:
- hat (broad-brimmed)
- comfortable sun-safe clothes (no shoe string straps or singlet tops)
- change of clothes
- drink bottle containing water
- healthy snack (fruit, vegetables, cheese, sultanas)
- packed lunch.
Please write your child’s name on all their belongings.
Please dress you child appropriately as they can sometimes get a bit messy.
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 biscuits, cake)
- thongs to wear
- toys from home.
If someone different is picking up your child you must notify the kindergarten. Also write it in the blue diary located on the sign-in table underneath the children’s pockets. In an emergency please call us and let us know who is picking up your child.
We will communicate with you via your child’s pocket. We will put newsletters, receipts, and notes in the ‘pocket’. We regularly write newsletters informing parents of important dates, curriculum news and other things happening in and around the kindergarten.
Health and medicine
Health checks are held at various times of the year and you will be advised when your child is eligible via newsletter/letter. If you have concerns about your child’s development, please let us know as we may be able to make referrals to services such as speech pathologists or disability coordinators.
If your child requires medication please give it to us and don’t leave it in your child’s bag. It needs to be in its original bottle with your child’s name on it.
Literacy kits and parent library
We have a range of books and props to promote children’s literacy skills that families can borrow. They are usually at the kindy entrance with a folder for parents to sign when they borrow. We also have a parent library with books available for borrowing.
Bush kindy is held regularly on a Thursday morning at the Anstey Hill Recreation Park. We use this time to promote learning and connections with nature.
Playgroup is for children birth to 5 years old and offers a chance for children and parents to meet other families. It is held at the kindergarten so children have access to a large variety of facilities and equipment. There are indoor and outdoor activities and an area for babies. We are Playgroup Association affiliated.
Friday, 9.00am to 11.30am.
This program costs $15 per term or $20 for more than 1 child.
Morning tea is provided.