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What we offer - Barker 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. This is made up of 5 days per fortnight. Here are our times for 2018.

Kangaroos

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8.30am to 2.30pm 8.30am to 2.30pm 8.30am to 2.30pm
weeks 1,3,5,7,9

Koala

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8.30am to 3.10pm 8.30am to 3.10pm 8.30am to 11.50am
weeks 1,3,5,7,9

In 2019 we will no longer have the 2 groups. Our session times will be 8.45am to 2.45pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays. Your child can attend 5 days per fortnight, so you can choose 5 days out of the 6 days we are open.  

Fees

The parent contribution is $180 per term. See our enrolment and fees page for more information.

What to bring

At the start of term 1 your child will need to bring a hat and a pair of gumboots. These will stay at the preschool for the year. The hat must be a broad-brimmed, legionnaire or bucket style in line with our Sun Protection and Hot Weather Policy (PDF 170KB). You can buy a bucket hat from us if you prefer.

Children need to bring these items each day:

  • a bag they can open on their own
  • at least 2 changes of weather-appropriate clothes, including socks and underwear
  • drink bottle containing water
  • a piece of fruit or vegetable to share
  • a healthy lunch, in line with our healthy food supply and nutrition policy (PDF 132KB), your child's lunch will be stored in our fridge.

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, fizzy drinks)
  • toys from home.

Playgroup

Our playgroup sessions will help prepare your child for preschool by giving them a wonderful introduction to our kindergarten. We provide a range of indoor and outdoor activities where your child can explore and make sense of their world through play. Families and parents are encouraged to help with set-up and pack-up, and will be supported by our staff. Our playgroup is for children from birth to 5 years old.

Please call us to talk about vacancies prior to coming. We will give you an orientation, enrolment forms and further information at your first session.

Times

9.30am to 11.00am every Monday during term.

Cost

$25 per term. If you have more than 1 child attending, cost is $15 per term for your second child and $10 for any additional children. Your family will need to become a member of Playgroup SA.

What to bring

Children need to bring a drink bottle containing water and a broad-brimmed, legionnaire or bucket style hat each day. They can also bring a healthy snack if they would like to.