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Full Day Kindergarten

Our program is created with the firm understanding that a child's formative years are fundamental to lifelong emotional, physical, social, language, cognitive development and learning. Through an emergent curriculum, we provide an educational environment and experiences that support pre-schoolers' curiosity, learning, and development that looks beyond traditional school readiness. 

We have a strong focus on open-ended, inquiry-based teaching experiences where children are empowered to build on their interests through active hands-on exploration, conversations and peer engagement. 

The program does not limit itself to the service; there is ample exposure to our local community and surroundings, including local walking excursion to utilise the velodrome, wetlands and surrounding landscapes. Through play, intentional teaching, natural materials, exposure to various environments, music and storytelling, the program explores and builds our children’s knowledge and understanding of the importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and traditions.

Eligibility Criteria

Children turning four years old 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

Operating Hours

Our Full Day Kindergarten Program will be offered Monday to Friday 7am – 6pm for the full year except for two weeks over the Christmas and New Year period. Exact service closure dates are provided in August of each year.

Fees

$138 per day per child (long day care). 

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. For further information/advice contact Centrelink on 136 150. The Full Day Kindergarten Program is also partly funded by the Department of Education and Training.