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What we offer - Belair Jean Bonython Kindergarten

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

Preschool program

Times

Your child can have up to 15 hours of preschool per week.

Children can come for 5 sessions each week.

Children may attend full days on Monday and Tuesday or full days on Wednesday and Thursday. Half days will be offered where spaces permit including an option for Friday morning.

Group 1

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8.30am to 3.00pm 8.30am to 3.00pm 8.30am to 11.30am

Group 2

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8.30am to 3.00pm 8.30am to 3.00pm 8.30am to 11.30am

Fees

The parent contribution is $235 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 cost extra.

What to bring everyday

Children should bring these items each day:

  • a clearly identifiable bag containing:
  • a change of clothes
  • two pieces of fruit or vegetable for snack time. If bringing carrot it needs to be grated. In warm weather put the food in a cool pack in your child’s bag.
  • lunch in a separate lunch box
  • a water bottle or a plastic cup, filtered water is provided
  • a sun-safe hat.

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

Please apply sunscreen to your child before they arrive. 

What to leave at home

Children should not bring these items:

  • food containing nuts – we are a nut-aware site and understand some children have life threatening nut allergies
  • lollies – we encourage families to read the DECD Right Bite Policy (PDF 2.1MB) 
  • toys from home which may have special meaning, in case they get lost or broken.

If your child is sick, please keep them at home to reduce the spread of infection. Let us know your child won’t be attending.

Additional information

Medication and sunscreen must not be left in your child’s bag. Please hand these named items to a staff member.

Please read our preparing for the first day procedure (PDF 303KB).

Lunch care

Children are supervised by a staff member during the lunch break.

Time

12.00 noon to 12.30pm.

Cost

Cost for lunch care is included in the termly preschool fees.

Support services

The Department for Education provides access to psychologists, social workers, speech pathologists or support workers through the kindergarten to support the specialised needs of individual children.