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What we offer - Willsden Childhood Services Centre

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.

Aboriginal children can access preschool at 3 years old and are entitled to 12 hours per week on Monday and Tuesday.

Four-year-old children are entitled to 15 hours a week which includes the Wednesday as part of the Universal Access to Early Childhood Education program.

4 year olds

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8.45am to 2.45pm 8.45am to 2.45pm 9.00am to 12.00pm

Fees

The parent contribution is $50 per term. See our enrolment and fees page for more information.

What to bring

Your child needs to bring these items each day:

  • bag
  • broad-brimmed, legionnaire or sun-safe hat (without chin straps)
  • change of clothes
  • drink bottle containing water
  • healthy snack
  • packed lunch
  • piece of fruit to share for morning tea.

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.

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 over 2 years old

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9.00am to 12.00pm
or
12.00pm to 3.00pm
9.00am to 12.00pm
or
12.00pm to 3.00pm

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

Children need to bring these items:

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

 

Playgroup

Our playgroup is open to 4-year-old children. All families are welcome to attend. You are responsible for your own child but our playgroup coordinators are happy to assist where necessary.

Times

Playgroup is offered from 9.45am to 11.45am on Thursdays during term.

Cost

This program is free.

What to bring

Please bring a hat.