Enrolling your child
You can register your interest to enrol your child with us by using the preschool registration of interest form. This form is also available from us.
Try to register your interest by 30 June, but you can do this any time during the year.
Priority will be given to children living in our catchment area. If you don’t live in our catchment area you should indicate at least 2 other preschool options on your form.
If we can give your child a place with us we’ll send you an offer letter in term 3. You can accept the offer by filling in and sending back the acceptance slip by the due date.
Priority will also be given if:
- your child will be dropped off and picked up by Kindy Patch Child Care Centre
- you have had other children attend the kindergarten
- your child is enrolled to attend Reynella Primary School
Before your child starts
We will contact you early in term 4 about an orientation session. This will be a 2-hour session for your child to stay and play. Parents are encouraged to leave if their child is settled and feels confident to stay on their own.
Before your child is due to start kindergarten, you will be asked to attend a parent information session. These sessions are held over various days and times, during November/December. While attendance is not mandatory, we strongly encourage at least one member of each family come along so we can have a conversation about our kindergarten's philosophy, how we believe children learn, how we plan for, assess and report to families about their child's learning and our focus on taking risks and nature play. It is also a great opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
We ask you to contribute towards the cost of your child attending preschool.
The parent contribution is $600 per year. You can choose to pay the total amount at the beginning of the year or to pay instalments of $200 in term 1, 2 and 3.
When to pay
We will invoice you by week 2 via your child's note pocket.
Payments are due by week 5 of term 1, 2 and 3.
Please contact us if you are having difficulty paying.
How to pay
Cash or EFT
You can pay cash at the kindy. If you are paying by cash, please put the money in a sealed envelope with your child’s name on the front, amount enclosed and reason for payment. Please fill in the payments ledger on the kitchen counter and put the envelope in the locked payments box.
We prefer our families to pay by direct deposit.
Account number: 00901208
Please put your child’s name and reason in the notes as the reference.