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Full Day Integrated Kindergarten

Our Quality Full Day Integrated Kindergarten Program is designed to be flexible and responsive to individual and groups of young children within the community. Session times of longer duration can be designed with a mixture of more active and quieter experiences offered throughout the day, to allow children the opportunity to rest and recharge as they need to, while still presenting an engaging and stimulating learning environment.

This program will provide eligible children up to two years of extended hours kindergarten. These additional hours of learning provide greater capacity for our bachelor qualified teachers to expand on topics of interest and further extend each child’s learning and development.

Eligibility Criteria:

Priority One
Children turning four by the 30th of April in the year of attendance:

  • Who enrol for a minimum of two days and
  • Nominate this program as their funded kindergarten year

Priority Two
Children turning three by the end of the first week of January in the year of attendance:

  • Who nominate this program as their three-year-old kindergarten year

Priority Three
Children who meet the above criteria and are enrolled in other community sessional kindergarten programs or our long day care program

Operating Hours:
The Integrated Kindergarten Program will be offered Monday to Friday 7am – 6pm for the full year except for two weeks over new year period. Exact service closure dates are provided in August of each year.

Fees:
This program sits within the suite of our long day care programs. A daily fee is charged and the Child Care subsidy (CCS) is applied for eligible families with the daily gap fee payable.
Families entitlements to the CCS are determined by income as well as a three -step activity test. Further information/advice contact Centrelink on 136 150. The Full Day Integrated Kindergarten Program is also partly funded by the Department of Education and Training .

 

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