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What we offer - Mitchell 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. We aim to be flexible, to meet the needs of children and parents.

Group A

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9.00am to 3.00pm  9.00am to 3.00pm  9.00am to 3.00pm
every second week 

Group B

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9.00am to 3.00pm
every second week 
9.00am to 3.00pm  9.00am to 3.00pm 

Fees

Our parent contribution is $120 per term. See our enrolment and fees page for more information.

The kindergarten plans excursions generally 4 times per year. These are highly subsidised by the kindergarten, but parents might be asked to contribute a small amount depending on the cost. Our aim is for these experiences to be accessible for all children.

What to bring

Children need to bring these items each day:

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.

Additional information  

STEM in the early years

We’ve been involved in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) learning since 2016. We work with other preschools to design STEM learning experiences for children in the early years.

Playgroup

This is operated from the Mitchell Park Neighbourhood Centre next door. It is well-supported by many families who also have children attending the kindergarten. Contact us for more information.

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 old

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9.00am to 11.45pm

Children over 2 years old

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9.00am to 11.45pm
or
12.15pm to 3.00pm
9.00am to 11.45pm 9.00am to 11.45am

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.

Family support and emergency care

We can negotiate family support and emergency care based on need. Please contact us for more information.