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What we offer - Hawker Childhood Services 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 3.15pm 8.45am to 3.15pm
weeks 4, 6, and 8 
8.45am to 3.15pm  – 

Fees

The parent contribution is $50 per term. See our enrolment and fees page for more information.

What to bring

Children need to bring these items each day:

  • bag
  • hat
  • sunscreen
  • 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 (unless bringing a toy for 'show and tell').

Bus service

Your child may be able to access the Hawker Area School bus if there are seats available. If your child does catch the bus, we will be there to greet them upon arrival and will return them to the bus for departure.

For more information contact the school on 8648 4003.

Additional information

As part of our preschool program we run these sessions:

  • Active play every Tuesday 1.20pm to 2.00pm
  • Music every Thursday 1.30pm to 2.00pm

Please read our drop-off and pick-up procedure (PDF 168KB).

Child and youth health checkups

Developmental health screenings are held for all children at the centre between the ages of 4 and 5 years. These checkups can be organised through the kindy.

Pre-entry

Pre-entry is available to your child before they start preschool.

Times

Every Tuesday during term from 8.45am to 12.30pm.

Cost

$50 per child per term.

What to bring

  • bag
  • hat
  • change of clothes
  • drink bottle containing water
  • healthy snack
  • packed lunch
  • sunscreen.

Playgroup

Playgroup is available to your child between the ages of 0 and 5 years.

Times

Every Wednesday during term from 9.30am to 10.30am.

Cost

$ 2.50 per family.

What to bring

  • bag
  • hat
  • change of clothes
  • drink bottle containing water
  • healthy snack
  • packed lunch
  • sunscreen.

Creche

Our creche is run by Remote Isolated Children's Exercise (RICE) and is available to your child between the ages of 0 and 5 years.

Times

Every Friday during term from 8.45am to 3.15pm.

Cost

Gold coin donation.

What to bring

  • bag
  • hat
  • change of clothes
  • drink bottle containing water
  • healthy snack
  • packed lunch
  • sunscreen.

Transition to school

Before they start school your child will participate in transition visits. These visits will help your child get to know the school and their teacher.

Before they can start transition visits you will need to enrol your child at Hawker Area School.

Times

Transition visits will occur during term 4.

We will provide you with transition information and a timetable beforehand.

Cost

No cost.

What to bring

  • bag
  • hat
  • change of clothes
  • drink bottle containing water
  • healthy snack
  • packed lunch
  • sunscreen.