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Learning and Care

Occasional Care

We care for babies and children from 4 months up to 6 years old in full-time, part-time or occasional care. Care for babies under 4 months will be considered on an individual basis by negotiation with the Director.

Preschool

Children are entitled to access four terms of preschool in the year before they start school as follows:

  • If a child turns four years of age before 1 May, they may start preschool in Term 1 in that year
  • If a child turns four years of age on or after 1 May, they are eligible to start preschool from the beginning of Term 1 in the following year.
Session Times
Monday to Friday 9.00am to 3.00pm

Playgroup

Our Playgroup is an affiliated member of the Playgroup Association of South Australia Inc. As such, all families attending must become members of the association. There are many benefits to being a member, including insurance cover, member discounts, newspapers and newsletters, professional support and events.

Play Group has relocated to the Clare Primary School in the OSHC building. Just bring a hat, a drink and a piece of fruit to share. Any enquiries please call Kimberley Blacksell on 0458 226 214

Playgroup times
Friday 9.30am to 11.00am (not in school holidays)

School Transition

Kindergarten staff, collaborate with each school to ensure the transition process to school is a happy and successful time.

Each feeder school has a different program and this information is usually sent out in term 3. The first part of the program is the school staff visiting our site, during this time conversations between educators occur, sharing information about your child. Next the children visit the school with initially the support of kindy staff. The visits start short, building up to a whole day. Parents are responsible for delivering children to and from their school. If a transition day falls on your child’s kindy day they are welcome to return to our centre after the visit.