We offer a number of programs and services to support your child’s early years learning.
Preschool program 2020
Our sessions reflect the needs of our community and we only offer full days. Children can attend 2 full days from 8.30 am to 3.00 pm from 28 January to 3 September excluding school holidays. Then from 7 September to 10 December children will attend 3 full days from 8.30 am to 3.00 pm excluding school holidays. Parents can negotiate the days their child attends with the director.
This allows your child to access 600 hours of preschool in the year.
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The parent contribution is $250 per term. See our enrolment and fees page for more information.
What to bring
Children need to bring these items each day:
- hat with a wide brim
- two changes of clothes
- drink bottle containing water
- healthy snack
- packed lunch.
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, except for a special toy or comforter if needed.
Session times 2021
In 2021 we have structured our sessions to reflect the needs of our community and are only offering full days. Children can attend 2 full days from 8.30 am to 3.00 pm from 1 February to 9 September excluding school holidays. Then from 13 September to 16 December children will attend 3 full days from 8.30 am to 3.00 pm excluding school holidays. Parents can negotiate the days their child attends with the director.
The parent contribution is $250.00 per term. This include one incursion or excursion per term.
Celebrations are important because they promote a sense of belonging and positive self-esteem. We celebrate each child’s birthday by singing happy birthday and giving then a special birthday badge.
We value sharing and celebrating the diverse cultural heritage and customs of our families, such as language, food, art and festivals. Please talk to us if you or a relative can share aspects of your family culture.
Kindy library books
We encourage your child to borrow books from our kindergarten library, some of which are in baskets on top of the children’s lockers. Please make a record in the borrowing book and look after them at home – this means keeping them away from food and supervising near younger children.
We have a collection of literacy and numeracy kits for your child to borrow. Each kit contains a picture book and materials that support children’s interest in books and enhance story-based learning. They are located on the stand opposite the sign-in table.
A range of parenting books and resources is located on the sign-in table for you to borrow.
Playgroup is a chance for you and your child to meet other families from our broader community to chat, play and learn. Please join in and use the resources and facilities here.
Friday during school term, 9.00am to 10.30am.
This program costs $6 per family.
What to bring
A hat for yourself and your child.
A piece of fruit for your own child.
Tea and coffee is available so please bring your own mug.
There are many options for childcare in and around Stirling. For help finding the closest childcare centre, speak with one of our staff. For help finding family day care, contact the family day care support centre on 8343 6533 or 1300 551 890.