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What we offer - Cowell Early Childhood Centre

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.

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

We are an integrated centre. Our preschool and rural care children share spaces throughout the day. We eat, play and enjoy fun activities together.

We have limited preschool places for before and after school care.

Fees

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

What to bring

Your child needs to bring these items each day:

  • bag
  • broad-brimmed, legionnaire or sun-safe hat (provided by us)
  • change of clothes
  • nappies if required
  • drink bottle containing water
  • healthy snack (piece of fruit)
  • packed lunch
  • communication bag (provided by us).

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, roll-ups)
  • raw carrots or other choking hazards
  • toys from home.

Additional information

Cowell Area School bus services our centre. You will need approval from the school before use.

Rural care 

Children from 6 months to 12 years can attend our rural care (long day care) program. Your child will have a safe and welcoming introduction to our activities. 

Times

Weekdays 8.00am to 1.00pm and 1.00pm to 6.00pm during school terms.

Cost

Please contact us for current fees.

What to bring

Your child needs to bring these items each day:

  • bag
  • broad-brimmed, legionnaire or sun-safe hat (provided by us)
  • change of clothes
  • drink bottle containing water
  • healthy snack (piece of fruit)
  • packed lunch
  • nappies and wipes (if needed)
  • bedding (if sleeping at care). 

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

When to pay

We will email your rural care invoice. Payment is due at the end of each fortnight. 

How to pay

BPAY 

Rural care fees are paid via BPAY. Please follow the instructions on your invoice.
 

Before and after school care

We have limited preschool places for before and after school care.

Times

Weekdays 8.00am to 9.00am and 3.00pm to 6.00pm during school terms.

Cost

Please contact us for current fees.

What to bring

Your child needs to bring these items each day:

  • bag
  • broad-brimmed, legionnaire or sun-safe hat (provided by us)
  • change of clothes
  • drink bottle containing water
  • healthy snack (piece of fruit)
  • nappies and wipes (if needed).

When to pay

We will email your invoice for before and after school care. Payment is due at the end of each fortnight. 

How to pay

BPAY 

Before and after school fees are paid via BPAY. Please follow the instructions on your invoice.