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What we offer - Valley View 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 attending the Speech and Language program are in the blue group.

Children attending our kindergarten transition to a range of schools. We strive to place children in 'school groups' as they commence kindergarten at the beginning of the year so they, along with their families, develop a connectedness with each other.

Blue group

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8.30am to 3.20pm 8.30am to 3.20pm 8.30am to 3.20pm
weeks 1 and 2 each term

Red group

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8.30am to 3.20pm 8.30am to 3.20pm 8.30am to 3.20pm
weeks 3 and 4 each term

Fees

The parent contribution is $120 per term. See our enrolment and fees page for more information.

What to bring

Children need to bring these items each day:

  • kindy bag
  • change of clothes
  • fruit, vegetable or alternative healthy snack (remains in their bag)
  • lunch in a separate clearly named box (placed in fridge on arrival)
  • plastic water bottle containing water (filtered water refills are provided)
  • sun-safe hat
  • pull-ups if required.

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

Please apply sunscreen to your child before kindergarten.

What not to bring

Children should not bring these things:

  • food containing nuts or eggs (please refer to our allergy aware policy PDF 94KB)
  • unhealthy food and drink
  • thongs and crocs (sandals, shoes or boots with enclosed heels need to be worn)
  • ‘special’ toys that may get left at kindergarten or lost and will be sadly missed at bedtime.

Additional information

Please keep your child home when they are unwell.

A bi-lingual support worker can be accessed, if funds permit, for 3 hours a week in term 1 if your child doesn't speak English. Please speak to us for more information.

Research shows that reading more books to children develops their language and literacy and is strongly linked to reading success. Story packs are available for your child to borrow with related activities or a focus on levels of questioning.

Please read our drop-off and pick-up procedure (PDF 94KB).

Speech and Language program

Speech and Language programs are funded by the Department for Education and are inclusive and integrated programs that operate within 8 geographically located preschools. The department employs a speech pathologist and Speech and Language program teacher to work specifically with 7 children in each program, who have been identified with significant speech and/or language delays. The speech pathologist provides intensive individual and small group speech pathology and the primary role of the teacher is to support these children to access, participate and integrate in the mainstream program. Children must be referred and meet specific criteria to enrol in the program.

Times

Monday and Wednesday all term and Friday weeks 1 and 2 of each term.

Occasional care

When we have the capacity, unfunded occasional care is available for enrolled children on negotiation with staff. Please speak to us if you require occasional care.

Local playgroups

Your child can access local playgroups at: