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What we offer - Streaky Bay Children's Centre

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
12.15pm to 3.00pm 8.50am to 3.00pm 8.50am to 3.00pm

Fees

Our 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
  • hat
  • change 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 or eggs (some children have nut and egg allergies that can be dangerous)
  • unhealthy food or drink (please refer to our nutrition policy (PDF 132KB).

Bus service

Your child may be able to access the school bus service if you live more than 5km from our centre. You will need approval from the school, which is subject to availability. Please speak to a member of our staff or to a Streaky Bay Area School staff member to learn more.

If your child travels by bus they will arrive at preschool at 8.30am and will be collected at 3.20pm. Please note that your child will not be able to catch the bus on Monday mornings as our preschool session starts later that day.

School bus procedures (PDF 77KB)

Curriculum

We believe your child is a competent and powerful learner. We listen to and observe children so that we know what they understand and what they wonder about. We will use that knowledge to expand their learning.

We offer a play-based curriculum in a learning environment that promotes curiosity, exploration and challenge. We provide your child with opportunities and resources to problem solve, create, communicate, reflect, and to try new solutions.

Our preschool program is planned using the Early Years Learning framework. We have a strong focus on literacy, numeracy, STEM and sustainability, as well as developing resilience and collaborative learning.

Additional information

Please read our drop-off and pick-up procedure (PDF 122KB).

Far West partnership

We work with other local educators to improve services for your child. We meet twice a term for training and development with Ceduna, Miltaburra, Karcultaby and Streaky Bay area schools, Penong and Koonibba primary schools and associated preschools and children's centres.

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.

Occasional care brochure (PDF 299KB)

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 under 2 years old

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

8.45am to 11.45am

8.45am to 11.45am
or
12.15pm to 3.15pm

Children over 2 years old

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

8.45am to 11.45am
or
12.15pm to 3.15pm

8.45am to 11.45am
or
12.15pm to 3.15pm

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:

  • hat
  • change of clothes
  • drink bottle containing water
  • healthy snack
  • nappies and comforters (if required)
  • bedding (if your child will need a nap).

Playgroup

Our community-run playgroup is an informal gathering of parents and caregivers that provides the opportunity for uninterrupted play for children aged 0-5 years. Your child can learn through play and interaction with other children while you develop social and support networks.

Times

Fridays from 10.00am to 12 noon.

Cost

$1 per session.

What to bring

A piece of fruit to share.

Additional information

Playgroup is a non-funded program run by parents and community members. You must supervise your child throughout the session. Please help pack up at the end of the session.

Playgroup brochure (PDF 249KB)

Lunch care

We provide lunch care for children attending preschool on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please pack a healthy lunch for your child, which we will refrigerate.

As lunch is a learning opportunity for your child, we encourage you to limit non-recyclable packaging to support our focus on sustainability.

Times

Tuesdays and Thursdays, lunch time is flexible but generally takes place at 12 noon.

Cost

Included in your parent contribution.

What to bring

Children need to bring these items:

  • healthy packed lunch
  • drink bottle containing water.

Library

We have a library available for you and your child. We encourage you to borrow books to help your child learn about their world and develop their language and literacy.

Cost

Included in your parent contribution.

Additional information

Any books you borrow must be recorded on a library card and on the slip in the back of each book. Books can be returned to the red box on the library shelf.

A selection of pamphlets and books on child development and care are also available. You will find these in the front foyer.