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What we offer - Melaleuca Park 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
9.00am to 3.00pm 9.00am to 3.00pm  9.00am to 3.00pm 9.00am to 3.00pm  9.00am to 3.00pm 

Cost

The parent contribution is $85 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
  • jacket, hat and boots for cold or rainy weather
  • drink bottle containing water
  • healthy snack
  • packed lunch
  • library bag
  • 1 piece of fruit each session.

Please write your child’s name on all their belongings. Clothing should be suitable for play. Sunscreen will be provided by the centre and re-applied through the day.

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.

Additional information

Please read our drop-off and pick-up procedure (PDF 64KB).

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, childcare 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 11.30am   – – 

Children over 2 years old

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
–  9.00am to 11.30am  9.00am to 11.30am  –  – 

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
  • healthy snack.

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