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What we offer - Mallala 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.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8.45am to 3.00pm 8.45am to 3.00pm 8.45am to 3.00pm
even weeks of school term

Fees

The parent contribution is $45 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 separately to lunch)
  • packed lunch
  • library bag (library day is once a week).

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

Children should wear old clothes with easy fastening, so they can get dirty and go to the toilet by themselves. Their shoes should be suitable for running and climbing.

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

If there is enough room, your child can travel to and from preschool on the bus. Please contact Mallala Primary School for more information on routes and availability (PDF 81KB).

Additional information

Please read our drop-off and pick-up procedure (PDF 72KB).

We use the Skoolbag app to communicate with you. It's easy to install.

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9.00am to 11.45am

Children over 2 years old

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
12.15pm to 3.00pm

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
  • change of clothes
  • nappies if required
  • drink bottle containing water
  • piece of fruit to share (morning session)
  • healthy snack (afternoon session).

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

Playgroup

We have a playgroup in the playgroup building, for children from birth to 5 years and their parents and carers.

Activities include painting, sandpit play, songs, games, craft, etc. There is a small fee to cover insurance, craft material, etc. All families with young children are welcome to attend.

Times

Wednesdays during school term, 9.00am to 11.00am.

Cost

This program costs $1 per child per session. Children under 1 are free.

What to bring

  • Sun-safe hat
  • Change of clothes
  • Fruit to share
  • Water bottle.

Happy Haven OSHC

Mallala out of school hours care (OSHC) runs before and after school and preschool, and also during school holidays and on pupil-free days.

Times

Monday to Friday during school term

6.30am to 8.30am

3.15pm to 6.00pm

Vacation care

7.00am to 6.00pm

Cost

This program costs $5 and $1.50 for concession card holders. If 2 children from 1 family attend, the cost is $7.50 for both.

The cost is for each session and is not based on how long your child attends.

Additional information

To make a booking:

phone: 0424 974 995
email: mallala [at] happyhaven.com.au