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What we offer - Waikerie Children's Centre

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. At the beginning of the year you can choose up to 5 sessions for your child to go to. Your child can come to a morning and afternoon session. They can go home at lunchtime or stay for lunchtime care if there is room.


8.30am to 11.30am 8.30am to 11.30am8.30am to 11.30am 8.30am to 11.30am – 


12.15pm to 3.15pm12.15pm to 3.15pm12.15pm to 3.15pm12.15pm to 3.15pm – 


The parent contribution is $110 per term. See our enrolment and fees page for more information.

Lunchtime care is extra.

What to bring

Children need to bring these items each day:

  • bag
  • hat
  • change of clothes
  • drink bottle containing water
  • healthy snack (2 snacks if staying all day)
  • medication if needed.

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

What not to bring

Children should not bring these things:

  • 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

Please read our drop-off and pick-up procedure (PDF 106KB).

Long day care

Childcare is offered on site and sits alongside our preschool program. Educators care for children from 6 weeks to 6 years of age. Our professional educators provide a caring, stimulating and educational program for children that helps them develop relationships and strong social connections. We have a strong focus on nature play in our beautiful outdoor environment.


Childcare sessions are available Monday to Friday:

  • morning session: 7.45am to 12.45pm
  • afternoon session: 12.45pm to 5.45pm.

Your child can come for a half day or full day. Please contact us for more information.


From 2 July 2018:

  • day session $112
  • morning session $66
  • afternoon session $61.

It is vital that you pay regularly and on time because we need to pay salaries and cover operating costs.

The cost is less if you are eligible for the child care subsidy

What to bring

Children need to bring these items each day:

  • bag
  • nappies if needed
  • water bottle
  • hat
  • comforter if needed.

Snacks and lunch

 Morning sessions include:

  • snack
  • cooked lunch.

 Afternoon sessions include:

  • afternoon tea
  • late snack.

Day sessions include:

  • morning snack
  • cooked lunch
  • afternoon tea
  • late snack.

Before-preschool, lunchtime, and after-preschool care

Limited spaces are available for lunchtime, before-and after-preschool care.


Before-preschool care

Monday to Thursday: 7.45am to 8.30am.

Your child will then be brought to the preschool room.

Lunchtime care

Monday to Thursday: 11.30am to 12.15pm.

After-preschool care

Monday to Thursday: 12.45pm to 5.45pm.

If your child is not at preschool, care is available from 12.45pm. If your child is at kindy, they will be taken to childcare at 3.15pm when the preschool session has finished.


  • Before-preschool care: $12
  • Lunchtime care: $10
  • After-preschool care: $61 (this session is the same as the afternoon session of day care).