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What we offer - Kirinari 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
8.30am to 3.15pm 8.30am to 11.30am even weeks 8.30am to 3.15pm

Fees

The parent contribution is $100 per term. See our enrolment and fees page for more information.

What to bring

Children need to bring these items each day:

  • bag big enough to hold all of their belongings and can easily be opened by them
  • broad brimmed hat
  • change of clothes
  • drink bottle containing water
  • healthy snack (fresh fruit, yoghurt, cheese)
  • packed healthy lunch in a lunch box.

Children should wear comfortable and old clothes with easy fastening so they can get dirty and go to the toilet by themselves. Clothing must be sun-smart and cover children's shoulders. Their shoes should be suitable for running and climbing.

You can apply sunscreen in the morning or send some with your child.

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.

Bus Service

Allendale East Area School provides a bus service. It is important to consider whether your child is ready to travel by bus to kindy. Your child must be able to do up their seatbelt, follow bus rules and get on and off the bus by themselves. The bus driver is unable to support children who are tearful or reluctant to leave you.

If your child is going home by bus, we will take them to the bus stop and sit with them until they board the bus.

Please speak to us for more information and an application form.

Additional information

All families are included on a cleaning roster and we always have minor jobs that we need help with. See how you can be involved in kindy.

Please read our drop-off and pick-up procedure (PDF 292KB).

Playgroup

Our supported playgroup is run every week. All children birth to 5 years are welcome. You and your child can meet other families and spend time learning together.

Times

Playgroup is on Wednesday, 9.30am to 11.30am.

What to bring

A healthy snack for your child to eat, hat and clothes that you don't mind getting dirty in.

Additional information

Playgroup is run at the same time as kindy. Wednesdays that kindy is not on, we are available to chat with you.

Out of hours school care

Children can attend out of hours school care (OHSC) at Allendale East Area School.

OHSC staff will collect your child from kindy.

Please contact the school for more information.