PRESCHOOL - Enrolments

When your child can start preschool

Your child is entitled to access 1 year of preschool. If your child turns 4 before 1 May, they can start preschool at the beginning of the year. If your child turns 4 on or after 1 May, they can start the next year. If you want to delay your child?s start to preschool or you?re not sure about when they should start, please talk to us about your options. If your child is Aboriginal or under the guardianship of the minister they are eligible to start preschool after they turn 3.

Early entry

Your child may be able to come to preschool up to 2 terms earlier if they: have additional needs or disability are learning English as an additional language or dialect are at significant risk because of family circumstances. Early entry is for up to 3 hours per week in the first term, and up to 6 hours per week in the second term, if places are available. Access is decided on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you want more information about early entry.

Enrolling your child

You can register your child with us anytime throughout the year. Enrolments for children living in our catchment area are due by August 23. If you live outside our catchment are enrolments are due September 13. Priority will be given to children living in our catchment area. 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

Before your child starts preschool your child can come to pre-entry transition visits. These will be in term 4 and will be a chance for your child to meet the staff and other children. There are 4 transition visits. Children can also access our Occasional Care program on Tuesday and Thursday mornings to familiarize themselves with our preschool before starting. For more information regarding occasional care please speak to our front office staff.

Immunisations

When you enrol your child you will be asked to provide evidence of their immunisation status.

Please click on the link below for a Preschool enrolment form. 

 

Download:
preschool-enrolment-form.pdf