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Learning and Care

Occasional Care

This service is available for children from 6 months to 5yrs of age. Parents can leave their children in Occasional Care at the Kindergarten and then have time for themselves to shop, play sport, attend appointments etc.

Please note: Occasional Care is only available to children who do not access any other form of child care or Family Day Care.

Preschool

In DECD kindergarten/preschools, children are able to access a maximum of 15 hours of kindergarten for 4 terms prior to starting school.

Playgroup

Playgroup for 0-5yrs is offered on Tuesday mornings during the school term: 10am – 11.30am and Baby Playgroup for babies birth to pre-walking is offered on Mondays 1.30-3.00 PM

School Transition

It is your responsibility to enrol your child in the school of your choice. It is important that you child is enrolled at least 6 months prior to beginning school. This allows the school to plan for the number of new children starting school, class placements and also allows your child the opportunity to participate in school transition visits where they can spend some time in the classroom.

Please note most private schools require that your child be booked years in advance.