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What we offer - Michelle DeGaris Memorial 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.

Children can come for 2½ days per week, or they can come 2 days per week with an extra full day each fortnight.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9.00am to 3.30pm 9.00am to 3.30pm 9.00am to 3.30pm 9.00am to 3.30pm

Fees

The parent contribution is $75 per term. See our enrolment and fees page for more information.

What to bring

Children need to bring these items each day:

  • bag with a name tag
  • wide brimmed or bucket hat
  • change of clothes
  • nappies if required
  • drink bottle containing water
  • 2 healthy snacks
  • packed lunch
  • communication book (if travelling by bus).

Children should wear comfortable and old clothes they can get dirty in. Their shoes should be suitable for running. Iron-on logos are available to purchase.

Please write your child’s name on all their belongings. Lost property is placed near the sign-in sheet or on the window sill in the nappy change area.

What not to bring

Children should not bring these things:

  • food containing nuts (some children have nut allergies that can be dangerous)
  • eggs (some children have egg allergies)
  • unhealthy food or drink (lollies, chocolate, chips, bars or processed food).

Bus service

A bus service is available to children on Tuesdays and Fridays. A staff member meets children at Naracoorte Primary School and travels with them to preschool by a link bus. Speak to our director for more information about this service.

Additional information

We have a positive relationship with all local primary schools in Naracoorte and surrounding area. To assist your decision of school choice, contact schools to discuss the needs of your family.

All children have an individual learning program and work folder. The folder is forwarded to your child’s reception teacher before being returned to you. See our curriculum (PDF 310KB) for our daily routine.

Our library has a range of fiction and non-fiction that children and parents can borrow. A book club is available twice a term to purchase books.

Please read our drop-off and pick-up procedure (PDF 91KB).

Come and play

Parents, caregivers and children 0 to 5 years are welcome to visit the preschool and join in activities.

Times

Morning

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
10.00am to 11.30am 10.00am to 11.30am 10.00am to 11.30am 10.00am to 11.30am

Afternoon

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1.30pm to 3.00pm 1.30pm to 3.00pm 1.30pm to 3.00pm 1.30pm to 3.00pm

Cost

This program costs $2 per visit.

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 over 2 years old

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

9.00am to 12.00pm

9.00am to 12.00pm
or
1.00pm to 3.30pm

9.00am to 12.00pm

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 with a name tag
  • wide brimmed or bucket hat
  • change of clothes
  • nappies if required
  • drink bottle containing water
  • healthy snack.