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What we offer - Kimba Community 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.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8.45am to 3.20pm 8.45am to 3.20pm 8.45am to 11.00am

Fees

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

What to bring

Children need to bring these items each day:

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

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

We will supply a hat for your child as part of your parent contribution. Your child's hat will remain at kindy.

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.

Bus service

Preschool children can use the Kimba Area School bus if seats are available. Please contact Kimba Area School if you wish for your child to use the bus. School children get first priority but seats are usually available for preschool children. If seats are limited, priority will be given to children travelling the furthest.

For further information please refer to our bus service policy (PDF 565KB).

Additional information

We strive to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for you and your child.

Our curriculum is based on the education department's preschool numeracy and literacy indicators as well as the Early Years Learning framework. Your child will learn best through play, exploration and new experiences and this forms the foundation of our program.

By observing and becoming involved in their play we are able to expand your child’s world and develop their knowledge, skills and dispositions. We encourage you to become involved with your child's activities to help them learn.

We also incorporate intentional teaching moments. We create an environment that actively promotes your child’s learning through challenging experiences and opportunities for experimentation.

At all times we will respect your child as an individual and will meet their needs by:

  • listening to them
  • matching activities with their development
  • fostering a warm and creative learning environment
  • being a resource, friend, comforter and teacher to them
  • supporting and encouraging them.

Our program is always available for you to view. We will give you an overview of our program every term.

Please read our drop-off and pick-up procedure (PDF 63KB).

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 under 2 years old

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9.00am to 11.45am 8.45am to 11.30am

Children over 2 years old

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9.00am to 11.45am
or
12.30pm to 3.15pm
9.00am to 11.45am 8.45am to 11.30am

Occasional care is only available between these hours. Please drop-off and pick-up your child on time.

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 these items:

  • bag
  • hat (unless your child has a preschool hat at the kindy)
  • change of clothes
  • nappies if required
  • drink bottle containing water
  • healthy snack.

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

Additional information

If your child is unwell, please keep them at home. Sick children are happier at home with a loved one.

Playgroup

Playgroup is an informal gathering run by parents and the kindy community on some Friday mornings during term time. All children up to 5 years are welcome.

Your child can learn through play and interaction with other children while you develop social and support networks with other parents and caregivers.

Times

Some Fridays from 10.00am to 12 noon.

Cost

$2 per child.

What to bring

Children need to bring these items to each session:

  • hat
  • drink bottle containing water
  • piece of fruit.

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

Additional information

Playgroup does not occur every week. Please contact us for dates.

Central Eyre partnership

We work with other local educators to improve services for your child. We meet regularly for training and development with a focus on local needs. We do this to achieve greater benefits for your child and to make better use of available resources.