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What we offer - Yorketown Community Children's 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.

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
8.45am to 2.45pm8.45am to 2.45pm8.45am to 2.45pm
(odd weeks)

We are an integrated centre. Our preschool and rural care children share spaces throughout the day. We eat, play and enjoy fun experiences together.

Fees

The parent contribution is $280 per year.  See our enrolment and fees page for more information.

What to bring

Your child needs to bring these items each day:

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

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

We supply all children with a hat which stays at the centre.

What not to bring

Children should not bring these things:

  • food containing nuts, eggs and egg products (some children have allergies that can be dangerous)
  • unhealthy food or drink (lollies, chocolate, chips, fizzy drinks)
  • toys from home.

Additional information

Your child may be eligible to travel on the Yorketown Area School bus service when they turn 4 years old. You will need approval from the school bus service before use. Contact us for a form.

Please read our drop-off and pick-up procedure (PDF 380KB).

Pre-entry program

We offer a pre-entry program before your child starts full-time preschool. Your child can learn about preschool life in a safe, nurturing environment. 

Times

Four sessions of 2.5 hours in term 4 only.

Cost

$25 per term. 

Additional information

Our pre-entry program runs for 3 to 4 weeks and depends upon our capacity. Please contact us to discuss your child’s enrolment.

Rural care program

Children from 6 weeks to 12 years can attend our rural care program on a permanent or casual contract. Your child will have a safe and welcoming introduction to our activities.

Times

Weekdays, all year. Your child can attend half or full day sessions.

Morning

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
8.00am to 1.00pm8.00am to 1.00pm8.00am to 1.00pm8.00am to 1.00pm8.00am to 1.00pm

Afternoon

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
1.00pm to 6.00pm1.00pm to 6.00pm1.00pm to 6.00pm1.00pm to 6.00pm1.00pm to 6.00pm

Cost

Please refer to our current schedule or contact us for our rural care bookings.

What to bring

Your child needs to bring these items each day:

  • bag
  • broad-brimmed, legionnaire or sun-safe hat (provided by us)
  • change of clothes
  • drink bottle containing water
  • healthy snack (piece of fruit)
  • packed lunch
  • nappies and wipes (if needed)
  • bedding (if sleeping at care).

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

When to pay

Rural care invoices will be emailed to you. Payment is due at the end of each fortnight.

How to pay

Rural care fees are paid via BPAY. Please follow the instructions on your invoice.

Holidays

All rural care services close for 10 days over the Christmas/New Year period.

Playgroup

Yorketown playgroup meets at our centre. Children birth to six years of age can attend with their parents or caregivers. You and your child can enjoy fun activities while you meet other families.

Times

Mondays 10.00am to 11.30am during school terms.

Cost

Gold coin donation.

What to bring

Piece of fruit to share.