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What we offer - Surrey Downs 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. Children can come to 5 sessions a week or 10 sessions a fortnight.

There is free lunchtime care available for children who come to the full day on Wednesday and Thursday. Children must bring their own healthy lunch on those days.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8.50am to 11.50am
11.50am to 2.50pm
8.50am to 11.50am
11.50am to 2.50pm
8.50am to 11.50am
11.50am to 2.50pm
8.50am to 11.50am
11.50am to 2.50pm

Fees

The parent contribution is $100 per term. See our enrolment and fees page for more information.

What to bring

Your child needs to bring these items each day:

  • bag
  • play clothes that might get dirty
  • change of clothes
  • shoes with support, like sneakers or sandals
  • gumboots in winter
  • drink bottle containing water
  • healthy fruit or vegetable snack
  • packed lunch.

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

Clothing should be able to be undone quickly so that children go the the toilet easily.

We will supply a kindy legionnaire hat as part of your fees. This should be left at the kindy.

What not to bring

Children should not bring these things:

  • thongs or slip-on shoes
  • food containing nuts (some children have nut allergies that can be dangerous)
  • unhealthy food or drink (lollies, chocolate, chips, fizzy drinks)
  • toys from home.

Additional information

Surrey Downs Kindergarten is in the suburb of Surrey Downs, close to the Surrey Downs shopping centre. It is easily accessible by the 543 and 543X buses, which travel along Illyarrie Avenue.

The occasional care service is held in the community centre behind the kindergarten and accessed off of Zanoni Crescent.

The kindergarten is next door to the Surrey Downs Community Child Care Centre and children are walked to and fro by staff, so they can get to before and after session care if needed.

We are within walking distance of Surrey Downs R-7 Primary School and visits are made regularly to the library and other shared activities.

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 under 2 years old 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9.00am to 11.45am 9.00am to 11.45am 9.00am to 11.45am

Children over 2 years old 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9.00am to 11.45am 9.00am to 11.45am
or
12.30pm to 3.15pm
9.00am to 11.45am
or
12.30pm 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

Your child needs to bring these items each day:

  • bag
  • broad-brimmed, legionnaire or sun-safe hat (without chin straps)
  • nappies if required
  • drink bottle containing water
  • healthy snack.

Please don't bring any food with nuts.

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

Please apply sunscreen before arriving, in terms 1 and 4.

We ask that each family brings a roll of toilet paper and a box of tissues each year. We also welcome any donations of of construction material like boxes, lids, yoghurt containers, etc.

Playgroup

Families can meet and children can play in the safe kindy environment, using facilities and activities planned by the coordinator and kindy staff. The morning finishes off with group time.

Times

Mondays in kindy term time.

9.45am to 11.45am

Cost

This program costs $3 per family per session, plus a Playgroup SA membership of $25.

What to bring

In summer:

  • hat
  • sunscreen
  • water bottles.

In winter:

  • beanies
  • warm wet-weather clothes.

Please don't bring any food with nuts.