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What we offer - Port Wakefield 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
12 noon to 3.00pm

9.00am to 3.00pm

9.00am to 3.00pm

Fees

The parent contribution is $60 per term. See our enrolment and fees page for more information.

What to bring

Children need to bring these items each day:

  • bag
  • broad-brimmed, bucket or legionnaire style hat (term 1 and term 4)
  • change of clothes
  • nappies if required
  • drink bottle containing water
  • healthy snack
  • piece of fruit
  • packed healthy lunch (sandwich, salad).

Children are encouraged to drink water throughout the day and staff will refill their water bottles. We do not share food. Please put an ice block inside your child's lunch box if the weather is hot.

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, cordial, fizzy drinks, juice)
  • toys from home.

We discourage bringing pre-packaged food which is usually high in sugar and salt.

Additional information

Our school transition program with Port Wakefield Primary School allows children to develop familiarity and friendships in the kindy and school environment. In term 4, children will visit the school without kindy staff. We share with the school information about children and their learning to ensure a positive transition experience.

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 over 2 years old

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9.00am to 1.00pm

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:

  • bag
  • broad-brimmed, bucket or legionnaire style hat (term 1 and term 4)
  • change of clothes
  • nappies if required
  • drink bottle containing water
  • healthy snack
  • piece of fruit
  • packed healthy lunch.

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

Additional information

There are 8 places available per session.

Associated program

This program is offered to the older children in occasional care. If occasional care is full and there are spaces available in the preschool session, your child will be invited to attend. Children can attend once a week.

Times

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

9.00am to 1.00pm

9.00am to 1.00pm

Cost

This program costs $5 per session or $1.50 for health care cardholders.

What to bring

Children need to bring:

  • bag
  • broad-brimmed, bucket or legionnaire style hat (term 1 and term 4)
  • change of clothes
  • nappies if required
  • drink bottle containing water
  • healthy snack
  • piece of fruit.

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

Playgroup

Our supported playgroup is run every week during school term. You and your child can meet other families and spend time learning together. This is a great opportunity for your child to become familiar with the kindy and to play, create and socialise with other children. Children up to 6 years old can attend.

Times

Playgroup is on Mondays from 9.00am to 10.30am.

Cost

There is no cost to attend playgroup.

What to bring

You will need to bring a drink bottle containing water. We supply fruit for morning tea.