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What we offer - Elliston Children's Centre

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

Preschool program


Your child can attend preschool for up to 15 hours per week.

Odd weeks

9.00am to 3.00pm9.00am to 3.00pm

Even weeks

9.00am to 3.00pm9.00am to 3.00pm9.00am to 3.00pm


The parent contribution is $80 per term. See our enrolment and fees page for more information.

The contribution amount includes excursions, performances and your child's hat.

What to bring

Children need to bring these items each day:

  • bag
  • hat
  • 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.

Additional information

Please read our drop-off and pick-up procedure (PDF 60KB).


Open to all children aged 5 and under, playgroup is a chance for parents to get involved in learning, and for children to socialise in a stimulating environment with different sensory play.


Every Friday 10.00am to 12.30pm.


This program costs $2 per child.

Additional information

The first person to arrive opens up the centre. A CAFHS nurse visits playgroup once a month.

AP Kids

AP Kids is a transition program for incoming children that runs for 2 or 3 terms, depending on the number of children already at the preschool.

With AP Kids, we invite your child to attend 3 hours once a week. This transition style allows them to become accustomed to our staff, routines and environment, and enables us to tailor our program to their needs before their formal education begins.


Once a week for 3 hours. Begins in either term 2 or 3.


This program costs $30 per child for the term.

What to bring

Children should bring:

  • a hat
  • healthy snack
  • water bottle.

Additional information

We ask that you enrol your child into this program to cover health and safety guidelines.


Our library has a wide range of books for your child to borrow.

Additional information

Every Tuesday we have a special library time where we encourage children to borrow books. Once returned, they are welcome to borrow more.

Parents can also borrow from our parent library, housed in the cupboard near our storeroom.