Our Three Year Old Kindy is designed as an introduction and stepping stone into their schooling years. Our program is a teacher lead play-based program that implements the Early Years Learning Framework as we understand that children learn best through play.
The program provides children with meaningful experiences to develop a love of learning and further develop their social, emotional, cognitive, language and physical development. Our program has a strong focus on early literacy, language development and social skills.
The program operates 5 days per week with families selecting the number of days their child attends. Just like at school, the program runs term time only. Holiday care is available for families who need all year-round care, through our Long Day Care program.
The daily session runs from 9:00am to 2:30pm with families having the option of attending the session or booking a full day from 7:00am – 6:00pm if needing extended care.
Our program is open for children who have turned three or children who are turning 3 before the 30th of June in the year before they attend Four Year Old Kindy.
Three Year Old Kindy enrolments open in the September the year before children are to attend. Children attend in the year before attending Four Year Old Kindy and must turn 3 before the 30th of June that year. Families can complete an Expression of Interest Form at any time and families will be notified of tours, orientations and enrolment dates.
Prior to commencement at our Early Learning Centre, you will receive an enrolment pack. This includes all the necessary paperwork required by the Service.
To enrol your child, you are required to complete and sign the Enrolment Form and supporting documents. The details required on the Enrolment Form are needed by our Educators to help them take the best possible care of your child. It is also a legal licensing requirement. All information is strictly confidential.
Starting your Early Learning journey is a big step for children and families. To help make the transition as smooth as possible we offer orientation sessions where children and families stay and play. This allows you and your child to build relationships with our Educators, learn about our programs and explore the environments. For children starting at the beginning of the school year, orientation will be offered to all families and children in December. For children starting during the year, families and children will be offered 2 orientation/ stay and play sessions of a minimum of 1 hour.
Attending orientation session supports children with feeling a sense of security, so they can be ready for their first day.
The first sessions are 1 hour, with the parent or guardian staying for the duration. During these sessions, you will get to know the Educators, learn how the program runs, get to know the routine of the room, and can ask any questions you may have. It is also a great chance to let Educators know all about your child and their own routines. The last orientation session (is also 1 hour long, with the parent or guardian leaving the Service for the hour. This gives you and your child a better understanding of what it will be like to attend care on a day-to-day basis without a parent or guardian present.
We are always happy to offer additional sessions for children needing a longer period to transition.
Our fees are reviewed on an annual basis by our Finance Committee and based on a Not-for-Profit Structure. All our programs are approved for Child Care Subsidy to support families with the cost of care.
Child Care Subsidy CCS is calculated using:
A broad range of activities will meet the activity test requirements, including paid work, being self-employed, doing unpaid work in the family business, studying and volunteering.
Families with more than one child aged five or under in care can access a higher CCS rate. CCS is paid directly to the Service and applied to your fees. Families are then required to pay the gap fee.
For more information on Child Care Subsidy, please visit the Australian Government website: Child Care Subsidy - Services Australia
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We welcome you to come in for a tour to discuss your family’s needs.
Please contact the Service for further information on enrolling into one of our programs