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What we offer - Clarence Gardens 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.

Most children at our site attend 2 full days and 1 half-day session each week. You can choose a combination of the sessions below.

Full-day

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8.45am to 3.00pm 8.45am to 3.00pm 8.45am to 3.00pm

Morning

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8.45am to 12.15pm 8.45am to 12.15pm 8.45am to 12.15pm 8.45am to 12.15pm

Afternoon

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

Fees

The parent contribution is:

  • $200 per term for 2 full days and 1 half-day
  • $185 per term for 2 full days
  • $145 per term for 1 full day and 2 half-days.

These include lunch care and an excursion levy. See our enrolment and fees page for more information.

What to bring

Children need to bring these items each day:

  • bag
  • hat and sunscreen for terms 1 and 4
  • change of clothes
  • drink bottle containing water
  • healthy snack
  • packed lunch for children coming to full day or afternoon sessions
  • sensible shoes suitable for running and climbing.

Please write your child’s name on all their belongings.

Dress your child in clothes that are comfortable and washable. Clothes should also have easy fastenings that they can undo to go to the toilet by themselves.

Clarence Gardens kindy shirts and hats are optional and available for purchase. We sell embroidered polo shirts in either royal blue or purple for $25, in size 4, 6 or 8. We also have bucket hats in different colours for sale for $10.

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
  • thongs or crocs.

Playgroup

Playgroup is on Fridays and is run by a coordinator and parent volunteers. Parents supervise their own children and are responsible for packing up and leaving the kindergarten neat and clean.

Times

Two sessions are available:

Friday morning session 9.30am to 11.30am (bookings for each term are essential)

Friday afternoon session 12.30pm to 2.30pm (can attend casually)

Cost

Morning sessions cost $40 per term. There is a waiting period for the morning session so please contact us to see if there are places available.

Afternoon sessions cost $40 per term or $5 per visit.

What to bring

Please bring:

  • snack or lunch
  • a drink bottle with water
  • hat and sunscreen in the warmer months.