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What we offer - Callington 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.

Kindy group

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8.30am to 3.00pm 8.30am to 3.00pm
even weeks only
8.30am to 3.00pm

Fees

Our parent contribution is $70 per term. See our enrolment and fees page for more information.

This includes the provision of a sun hat for your child.

What to bring

Children need to bring these items each day:

  • bag
  • nappies if required
  • change of clothes
  • drink bottle containing water
  • healthy snack
  • packed lunch.

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 (if your child needs a security toy please let us know)
  • sun hat (we will keep your child's sun hat at kindy).

Bus service 

Your child may be able to access the Callington Primary School bus service from Kanmantoo. Approval is required from us and the school and is subject to availability. Please speak to a member of our staff or to a Callington Primary School staff member to learn more.

Additional information

Our staff are all internationally accredited Marte Meo practitioners. Marte Meo is a world renowned program that we use to support your child's well-being. We focus on your child's needs, support their emotional and social development and encourage them to use their inner strength.

The Marte Meo program supports the education department's Early Years Learning Framework.

Through our kindy your family can access the services of a wellbeing officer. The wellbeing officer can provide you with support, information and assistance across a wide range of parenting, financial and family issues. This is a free service.

You will also have access to our children's literacy kits and parent library. A range of literacy kits, books and videos are available for borrowing and are located above the children's lockers and near the back door. Please complete the borrowing book whenever you borrow an item.

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 can generally go to 1 session a week.

Your child may be able to access both sessions on Wednesdays for a full day of care. Talk to our Occasional care worker about this option.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9.00am to 12.00pm
or
12.00pm to 3.00pm
even weeks only
9.00am to 12.00pm

Cost

This program costs $5 per session and $2.50 for siblings.

If you have an Australian Government Pensioner Concession or Health Care Card, the cost is $1.50 per session and 75 cents for siblings.

What to bring

  • bag
  • change of clothes
  • nappies if required
  • drink bottle containing water
  • healthy snack
  • packed lunch if staying all day on Wednesday.

Additional information       

We will provide a sun hat for your child.