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What we offer - Tailem Bend Kindergarten

We offer a number of programs and services to support your child’s early years learning.

Preschool program


Your child can attend preschool for up to 15 hours per week.

9.00am to 3.00pm9.00am to 3.00pm
alternate weeks
9.00am to 3.00pm


The parent contribution is $70 per term. See our enrolment and fees page for more information.

What to bring

Children need to bring these items each day:

  • bag
  • legionnaire or bucket hat for all outdoor play
  • change of clothes
  • drink bottle containing water
  • 1 piece of fruit to share at fruit time
  • healthy snack (fresh or dried fruit, cheese, veggie sticks)
  • packed healthy lunch.

Read what clothes (PDF 121KB) your child should wear to kindy, and what healthy food (PDF 299KB) they should bring.

Please write your child’s name on all their belongings. When we find lost items, we will put them in your child's note pocket or give them to your child. Lost unnamed items will be donated to charity at the end of each term.

What not to bring

Children should not bring these things:

  • food containing nuts (some children have nut allergies that can be dangerous)
  • unhealthy food (lollies, chocolate, chips, muesli bars, roll-ups)
  • unhealthy drinks (fizzy drinks, juice, cordial)
  • toys from home.

Please chat with us if your child has a comfort toy. Your child is welcome to bring in and share interesting things they may find in nature, such as nests, shells, bones, feathers.

Additional information

Please read our drop-off and pick-up procedure (PDF 41KB).

Lunchtime care

Lunchtime care is not part of the kindy session. Parents and volunteers look after the children while they eat their lunch. Please put your name on the whiteboard outside if you are free to help from 11.15am to 12.15pm.


We have fundraisers during the year so we can buy resources for the children. Thank you for your help to raise funds.

Rural care

Rural care is a long day care program that runs alongside our kindy program.


Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 6.00pm.


This program costs $78 per day. This may cost less if you are eligible for the Australian Government's child care benefit.

What to bring

Children need to bring these items:

  • bag
  • hat
  • change of clothes
  • nappies if required
  • drink bottle containing water
  • healthy snack
  • packed healthy lunch.

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

Additional information

Speak to us about availability for your child.