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What we offer - Norrie Stuart Childhood Services Ctr

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.

Morning session

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9.00am to
12 noon
9.00am to
12 noon
9.00am to
12 noon

Full day session

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9.00am to
3.00pm

Fees

The parent contribution is $50 per term. See our enrolment and fees page for more information.

What to bring

Children need to bring these items each day:

  • bag
  • hat (wide-brimmed, legionnaire or bucket-style)
  • change of clothes
  • a piece of fruit or vegetable to share, two pieces on Tuesdays for the full day
  • packed healthy lunch on Tuesdays.

You can buy hats, polo shirts and long-sleeve jackets with kindergarten logos from us. Please make sure your child is wearing suitable footwear so they're safe when climbing and running.

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

Your child will be given a locker to keep their belongings in during session times. The locker needs to be emptied at the end of each session. Please check the lost property box often.

Please put an ice brick in your child's lunch box during warm weather because lunches can't be kept in a fridge.

We provide water so a drink bottle isn't required.

Birthdays

We celebrate birthdays by blowing out candles on our pretend cake and singing 'Happy Birthday'. Due to our healthy food policy and children with allergies, please do not bring cakes or sweets.

Library

Each Tuesday children can borrow 2 library books for a week. Place your child's library bag in the box outside near the back door. We have library bags if your child doesn't have one.

Cooking

Once a fortnight we run a cooking program where children can help prepare a healthy meal or snack. We encourage parents to get involved and share a recipe.

Show and tell

Each Tuesday children can bring an item from home to show and talk about it. Place the item in the blue box with your child's name on it. The boxes are near the hat pockets. Each week has a theme but sometimes we have a free choice show and tell.

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 noon
9.00am to
12 noon or
12.30pm 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 (wide-brimmed, legionnaire or bucket style)
  • change of clothes
  • nappies if required
  • a piece of fruit or vegetable to share.

Early care

We offer 15 minutes of early care for working families or emergencies. This must be negotiated with a staff member in advance.

Times

8.45am to 9.00am

Cost

This program costs $1.

Additional information

The early care book must be filled out each time your child attends.