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What we offer - Eudunda Community Preschool

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
9.00am to 3.00pm

9.00am to 3.00pm
alternate even weeks

9.00am to 3.00pm

Fees

The parent contribution is $90 per term. See our enrolment and fees page for more information.

What to bring

Children need to bring these items each day:

  • bag with name written on the outside
  • broad-brimmed or legionnaire style hat (and beanie in winter)
  • change of clothes
  • drink bottle containing water
  • healthy snack (fruit, vegetable sticks)
  • packed health lunch (sandwich, salad).

Regular fruit time at preschool is an opportunity for children to develop healthy eating habits. Children also learn to manage their own lunch boxes and develop responsibility for their own belongings.

Please put your child's snack and lunch in separate containers. Yoghurt and custard can only be eaten at lunch when we are sitting at a table. Remember to pack a spoon.

Children should wear old clothes with easy fastening so they can get dirty and go to the toilet by themselves. Their shoes should be suitable for running and climbing. We have preschool logo jumpers, hats and t-shirts for sale.

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, sweet biscuits, cake, chips, fruit box, cordial, fizzy drinks)
  • toys from home.

We support environmentally friendly practices and discourage plastic wrap and pre-packaged food.

Bus service

Eudunda Area School provides a bus service. The school determines priority and children living in the town cannot apply. Preschool children can only catch the bus in the afternoon. Speak to us about your child's eligibility (PDF 299KB).

Additional information

We work closely with our neighbouring schools to ensure children have a happy and smooth transition to school. We meet with school staff to discuss the individual needs and interests of each child. Local schools organise transition visits in term 4.

Our parent library rack has a range of books and information that you can borrow.

Occasionally parents are invited to participate in working bees to improve and maintain our equipment. We also seek your help in our 'end of term' clean ups.

Please read our drop-off and pick-up procedure (PDF 57KB).

Playgroup

Our supported playgroup is run every week. You and your child can meet other families and spend time learning together. Activities include painting, cooking, singing, games and outdoor play.

Times

Playgroup is on Monday 10.30am to 12.30pm during school term.

Cost

This program costs $2 per family per session plus an annual Playgroup SA membership fee.

What to bring

Bring a piece of fruit to share at snack time.

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 generally can go to 1 session a week.

Children over 2 years old

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

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

Children need to bring:

  • bag
  • broad rimmed or legionnaire style hat
  • change of clothes
  • nappies if required
  • drink bottle containing water
  • piece of fruit or vegetable in a container.

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

Additional information

Occasional care can only be booked one session at a time. Speak to us about availability.