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What we offer - Oaklands Estate 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, averaged over each term.

We offer 13.5 hours each week over 2 full days. You can choose which days your child attends. We then offer an additional 15 hours per term. These 15 hours consist of family nights, excursion days and other special events. We will plan and advise you of these special days and events well ahead of time so that you can make any necessary arrangements.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8.45am to 3.30pm 8.45am to 3.30pm 8.45am to 3.30pm 8.45am to 3.30pm

Fees

The parent contribution is $170 per term. See our enrolment and fees page for more information.

What to bring

Children need to bring these items each day:

  • a bag they can easily manage by themselves
  • sun cream (we suggest packing a roll-on cream in their lunch box)
  • hat (available to buy from us)
  • change of clothes
  • drink bottle containing water
  • packed lunch (to be placed in the cupboard in the wet area)
  • 2 serves of fruit or vegetables as healthy snacks (to stay in their bag).

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 or special items from home.

We understand that at times your child may need the support of a comfort toy. For this reason we have a number of soft toys that your child can use.

Additional information

When you arrive in the morning, please sign your child in and then help them to:

  • hang their bag on a hook
  • put their lunch in the cupboard
  • sign their name on their sign-in sheet.

You are welcome to stay and play with your child until group time starts at 9.00am.

Please read our drop-off and pick-up procedure (PDF 49KB).

Daily routine

Time Activity
8.45am Children arrive and play inside
9.00am Group time
9.15am Inside and outside play
10.45am Children are reminded to eat their fruit
12.15pm Tidy up and group time
12.20pm Lunch
1.15pm Inside and outside play. Children may eat their healthy snack at the tables provided
2.55pm Pack up 
3.10pm Group time
3.30pm Children are farewelled from the mat when their family arrives

Little Big Book Club

We distribute the Little Big Book Club preschool reading pack. This pack helps your child learn through reading, singing, playing and talking. We are excited to share the reading pack with you and your child as a lot of our curriculum involves key themes from within the pack.

Playgroup

Playgroup is important for developing a sense of belonging and for making the connection between home and kindy. Families from the area come together each week during term time for fun, socialisation and play-based learning.

Times

Friday mornings during term time from 9.00am to 11.00am, except for the last week of each term.

Cost

This program costs $3 per session per family.

What to bring

Children need to bring these items each day:

  • a sun hat for each child and adult
  • a serve of fruit or vegetables for snack time (no nut products are allowed - please also check with the playgroup coordinator for any other food allergies).