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What we offer - Kadina 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 and can be part of either Yambu group or Wardu group.

We recognise that through play children learn to experiment, discover, manipulate, invent and draw conclusions in an unthreatening environment. We use the Early Years Learning framework to plan your child’s learning activities and to monitor and asses their development.

Yambu

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8.30am to 3.00pm 8.30am to 3.00pm 8.30am to 3.00pm in weeks 3, 6 and 9

Wardu

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8.30am to 3.00pm in weeks 2, 5 and 8 8.30am to 3.00pm 8.300am to 3.00pm

Fees

Our parent contribution is $110 per term. See our enrolment and fees page for more information.

These fees include 1 visit to Kindergym per term, cooking and science programs and some excursions in our local area during the year. There may be an extra cost for some excursions.

What to bring

Children need to bring these items each day:

  • a bag they can open on their own
  • broad brimmed, legionnaire or bucket hat (refer to our sun smart policy)
  • change of clothes
  • drink bottle containing water
  • a piece of fruit for fruit time, packed in its own container
  • packed lunch.

Your child will also need a library bag on Wednesdays for our visits to the community library.

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

What not to bring

Children should not bring these things:

  • food containing nuts when advised that there is a child with a nut allergy (nut allergies can be dangerous)
  • unhealthy food or drink (lollies, chocolate, chips, fizzy drinks)
  • toys from home (unless it is a security item such as a blanket, teddy, etc).

Bus service

Your child may be able to access the Kadina Memorial School bus service if you live out of the Kadina township. For more information on this service read our bus procedure (PDF 111KB).

Additional information

Kindergym is run at the Copper Coast Sport and Leisure Centre in week 5 of each term and helps your child to improve their motor skills. Your child will spend time running, jumping, climbing, hopping, swinging, skipping and moving to music.

Your child will participate in our cooking program to help them learn about healthy food and eating habits and food hygiene.

Our science activities will help your child to understand the world around us.

Please read our drop-off and pick-up procedure (PDF 155KB)

Pre-entry sessions

Pre-entry sessions support your child to transition into kindy.

Limited sessions are available in term 4 each year.

To register your child you must provide us with a preschool enrolment registration form (Word 283KB). We will contact you when pre-entry session dates are finalised. An information session will be held towards the end of the year.

Other playgroup and childcare providers

We do not offer playgroup or occasional care at our centre, but there are other options available to you in the community.

Kindergym

Kindergym is held at Copper Coast Sport and Leisure Centre on Doswell Terrace. Email kadinakindergym [at] hotmail.com for more information.

Bizzi Beez playgroup

Playgroup is held Wednesday mornings during school terms and runs from 9.30am to 11.00am at the Copper Coast Baptist Church (Facebook page) in Wallaroo.

Kadina library activities

Book Bugs

Every Friday at 10.30am is storytime for preschoolers. Visit the Copper Coast Council’s children’s activities page for more information.

Rhythm and Rhyme Time

Rhythm and Rhyme sessions can introduce your child to language through sounds, pattern, rhythm, rhymes, repetition and music. Sessions run at 10.30am on Thursday mornings during school terms. Visit the Copper Coast Council’s children’s activities page for more information.

Chidcare

Kadina Child Care Centre provides care and respite care.

Community Kids Kadina Early Education Centre also provides day care, out-of-school-hours care and respite care.

Both of these centres offer a drop off and pick up service to our preschool.

Additional information

A Copper Coast mother’s group on Facebook helps local families to connect. Group members often share information on local events and services including playgroups, mother’s groups, kindergym and other activities.