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Enrolment and fees - Waikerie Children's Centre

Enrolling your child in preschool

You can register your interest to enrol your child with us by using the preschool registration of interest form. This form is also available from us.

Try to register your interest by 30 June, but you can do this any time during the year.

Priority will be given to children living in our catchment area. If you don’t live in our catchment area you should indicate at least 2 other preschool options on your form.

If we can give your child a place with us we’ll send you an offer letter in term 3. You can accept the offer by filling in and sending back the acceptance slip by the due date. 

Before your child starts

We will contact you in September or October about an orientation session. This will be a 1.5-hour session where you can ask questions.

Before they start preschool your child can come to pre-entry transition visits. These will be in November and will be a chance for your child to meet the staff and other children.

Enrolling your child in childcare

Children are eligible for childcare from 6 weeks to 6 years of age.  You can register your child by coming down to see us and collecting a waitlist form. At this time, we can discuss your family’s needs for care and our current vacancies. See our what we offer page for childcare costs. 


We ask you to contribute towards the cost of your child attending preschool.

The parent contribution is $440 per year. You can choose to pay the total amount at the beginning of the year or to pay 4 instalments of $110 at the beginning of each term.

 Your child can come to a maximum of 5 sessions a week but you can also choose:

  • $110 each term for 4/5 sessions a week
  • $100 each term for 3 sessions a week
  • $90 each term for 2 sessions a week
  • $65 each term for 1 session a week.

We offer other programs that may have additional costs.

When to pay

We will invoice you at the start of each term via your communication pocket.

Payments are due by week 4.

Please contact us if you are having difficulty paying.

How to pay

Cash or cheque

You can pay by cash, cheque or EFTPOS at the kindy. Please put the payment in a sealed envelope with your child’s name on the front. Put the envelope in the payments box at the front desk.

EFT information

You can pay by direct deposit for childcare and kindy. Please note that the services have 2 different accounts.


BSB: 065000

Account number: 12130591


BSB: 105048

Account Number 039133840

Please put your child’s name as the reference.