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What we offer - Settlers Farm Campus 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 30 hours over a fortnight.

Group 1

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8.30am to 3.15pm  8.30am to 3.15pm  8.30am to 11.30am
odd weeks 
–  – 

Group 2

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
–  –  8.30am to 11.30am
even weeks 
8.30am to 3.15pm  8.30am to 3.15pm 

Fees

The parent contribution is $400 per year. See our enrolment and fees page for more information.

To keep our focus on the children, community and curriculum, all incursion and excursion events are included in the kindergarten fees. This allows your child to fully participate in the curriculum and all the additional programs we offer.

What to bring

Children need to bring these items each day:

  • bag
  • sunsafe hat (a bucket hat is provided in term 1)
  • change of clothes
  • drink bottle containing water only (can be refilled)
  • healthy snack
  • healthy packed lunch.

Food must be in line with our healthy food and nutrition policy (PDF 140KB).

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

What not to bring

Children should not bring these things:

  • food containing eggs and nuts (some children have allergies that can be dangerous)
  • unhealthy food or drink (lollies, chocolate, chips, fizzy drinks)
  • toys from home.

Additional information

Please put sunscreen on your child before they come to kindergarten. We will support your child to re-apply as outlined in our skin protection policy (PDF 107KB).

Please read our drop-off and pick-up procedure (PDF 195KB).

We always need junk materials that you probably have at home eg boxes, clean bottle tops/yoghurt containers. Please speak to us about what is suitable/appropriate.

Your child's birthday will be celebrated with a song and a sticker. We are unable to share cakes.

Each week we visit the Settlers Farm Campus R-7 junior primary playground so children become familiar with the school. We also attend the Resource Centre, Early Years assemblies and other celebrations and special events. Please advise where your child will be going to school. The school will contact you and advise of transition days.

Support services

Where possible, bilingual assistants are employed to support children who have English as an additional language or dialect.

Children with special needs are able to access our early intervention program. Specialised assessment and support (eg speech pathology) are available free of charge from the Department for Education for eligible children. We are also able to provide information about, and referrals to, other services. If you have any queries about your child’s development please discuss them with us and we can refer or advise you.

Literacy and library

Literacy and numeracy group times are held each full day.

We have a library for you and your child to borrow books. Reading with your child every day will help their literacy development. You can also borrow books from the Salisbury West Library.

Learning kits are allocated to your child each term. These kits help strengthen your child's literacy and numeracy skills. Each kit contains a book and a variety of items which may include puppets, puzzles and board games.

 

Settlers Farm Campus OSHC

OSHC is not provided by the kindergarten but is available for kindergarten children. Care for up to 60 children is provided in the morning, up to 120 children in the afternoon, and up to 120 children during vacation care.

Times

Monday to Friday, 6.30am to 8.30am and 3.05pm to 6.00pm

Vacation care: 6.30am to 6.00pm

Cost

Program costs are provided upon application.

Additional information

For more information please read the Settlers Farm Campus OSHC website.

Early entry

Early entry is currently only available to children who identify as Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or are under the guardianship of the minister. Please speak to us for more information.