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What we offer - Kathleen Mellor Preschool Kindergarten

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.

As we are only a part-time kindy, all children are offered the following session times:

Terms 1 and 2

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
 – 8.45am to 2.45pm –  8.45am to 2.45pm  – 

Terms 3 and 4

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
 – 8.45am to 2.45pm  8.45am to 2.45pm  8.45am to 2.45pm  – 

Fees

  • Term 1 and 2 – $100 per term
  • Term 3 and 4 – $150 per term.

See our enrolment and fees page for more information.

What to bring

Children need to bring these items each day:

  • bag
  • hat
  • change of clothes
  • drink bottle containing water
  • healthy snack
  • packed lunch
  • warm clothes in winter
  • shoes that cover their feet.

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

Put your child's lunchbox in the laundry baskets each morning for staff to store in a cool place. Please put an ice pack in the lunchbox in hot weather.

Kindy is often messy (but fun!) so dress children appropriately. We provide painting smocks.

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, cordial)
  • thongs or crocs
  • toys from home.

Additional information

We encourage children to borrow library books and story kits. Use your child’s calico library bag to take borrowed things home.

We welcome and encourage parent participation at our kindy. There are lots of ways to be involved and help us out. You can:

  • collect boxes, egg cartons, wrapping paper, ribbons for the children’s creative collage work
  • save softwood offcuts for our woodwork bench
  • take a turn on our laundry roster
  • volunteer for lawnmowing or gardening
  • come to regular working bees
  • support our fundraising efforts
  • stay during sessions to help out with reading stories, assisting children, cleaning up at end of sessions, washing tables, sweeping the floor
  • take home some tasks, like cutting things up
  • cover library books
  • put learning stories into children’s profile folders.

Child and youth health screenings are offered at various times of the year. Please keep an eye on our newsletters for dates.

Pre-entry

Pre-entry is a valuable introduction to kindy. This may be offered in the term just before a child’s entry into kindergarten, where vacancies allow.

Times

Term 3 and 4.

One morning a fortnight, in weeks 1,3,5,7 and 9.

Children will be offered a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday morning from 9.00am to 11.30am.

Cost

This program costs $10 per session.

What to bring

  • Hat
  • Water bottle
  • Healthy snack.

Playgroup

Playgroup is for all ages and is run by our playgroup coordinator.

Times

Mondays from 9.00 to 10.30am.

Cost

Our playgroup coordinator will tell you about the fees on your first visit.

What to bring

  • Hat
  • Water bottle
  • Healthy snack.

Additional information

Please ring before attending playgroup for the first time.

Playgroup has a Facebook group with information and updates. Cancellations will be posted there.

Out of school hours care

Out of school hours care is available at Tea Tree Gully Primary School.

Please contact the school for more information.