Our kindergarten is part of the Department of Education and Child Development and as such we abide by the Department’s Enrolment Policy. If your child turns four before May 1, they can start kindergarten on the first day of Term One in that year. If your child turns four on or after May 1, they can start kindergarten on the first day of Term One the following year.
Aboriginal children and children under the guardianship of the Minister for Families and Communities may access preschool from 3 years of age.
Currently children are entitled to 15hours of kindergarten a week.
The children can attend two full days in either:
- Blue gum group- Monday – Tuesday full day or
- Wattle group - Wednesday and Thursday full day
with session alternate Fridays.
We aim to provide a safe, caring and supportive environment, encouraging social interaction between children through various play based experiences. Our playgroup is for children who will be attending preschool at Bains Road.
In addition we hope to provide an opportunity for parents to get together, share a cuppa and enjoy time of relating to other parents and caregivers at similar life stages.
We encourage you as a parent/caregiver to be actively involved in our Playgroup. The more involvement you put in the more enjoyment you and your child will have from the group.
What to bring
Please bring a piece of fruit for your child, a water bottle, a hat and sunscreen.
Bains Road Preschool encourages being sun smart, healthy eating and the drinking of water. Please support this by bringing a piece of fruit, vegetable, dried fruit or cheese and crackers, rather than sweet biscuits, muesli bars, etc. We ask that foods containing nuts or eggs are not brought in line with our Nut aware policy.
When - Weekly from weeks 2 – 9 during school terms.
Who - Playgroup is provided for children 0 - 4 years with their parents and caregivers.
FEES: $3.00 per session per family + $10.00 annual utilities/playground donation paid to the Kindy.
More information on Playgroup SA
This is a short term child care service for children aged from four months until starting pre-entry provided within our preschool setting.
This service is primarily for children of parents who are not in the workforce. Occasional Care provides a break for parents at home to give them time to themselves, attend appointments, go shopping or enjoy a coffee with a friend etc.
These sessions are integrated with the preschool sessions of up to 3 hours.
Under 2 years - Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Over 2 Years - Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
FEES: $5.00 per session. Fees for 2nd child are ½ that of the first child. Other concessions are available.
Inclusive Preschool Program (IPP)
The Inclusive Preschool Program (IPP) is dedicated to the education of preschool children with disabilities and significant developmental delay. The program provides families with a preschool education option for their child that is both local and has specialized educational expertise. There are two staff members in the IPP who are highly experienced and have expertise in Early Childhood and Special Education. There are up to 6 children per group.
Inclusive Preschool Programs are part of a state government policy to promote social inclusion and reflect the Department for Education and Child Development’s commitment to early childhood intervention and inclusive education.
We believe that children learn best through play in a supportive environment where children feel safe, secure and feel free to express themselves, take risks, challenge themselves, problem solve, explore and build resilience and persistence. The focus for the program is centered on sensory based learning and there is a strong focus on building children’s communication and self-help skills.
Negotiated Education Plans are devised and reviewed with families on an ongoing basis throughout their child’s year at preschool.