Enrolment and fees
Your child is entitled to access 1 year of preschool.
If your child turns 4 years old before the 1st of May, they can start preschool at the beginning of the year. If your child turns 4 years old on or after the 1st of May, they can start the following year.
If your child is Aboriginal or under guardianship (in care) they are eligible for 12 hours of preschool after they turn 3. They will then be eligible for 15 hours per week of preschool in the year before they start school.
You can register your interest to enrol your child with us by using the preschool registration of interest form. You can access this form from us here at the Preschool. Enrolment forms will then be sent out with an enrolment offer letter in Term 3. You can accept the offer by filling it in and sending back the acceptance slip. Before your child starts preschool we will hold transition visits in term 4. This will give you and your child a chance to meet the educators and other families, as well as familiarise yourself with the Preschool environment.
Your child may be able to come to preschool 1 term earlier, in term 4 the year before starting their preschool year, if they:
– have additional needs or a disability
Early entry is for up to 6 hours per week, if places are available. Access is decided on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you would like more information about early entry.
The parent contribution is $440 per year. There is an early bird rate for families who pay the total amount during the first 4 weeks of Term 1. This price is $400. You can choose to pay the total amount at the beginning of the year or pay in 4 instalments of $110 at the beginning of each term. Payments are required within the first 4 weeks of each term. These fees cover the costs of cleaning, ground maintenance, art supplies, learning resources and administration costs.
Families experiencing difficulty in paying their fees are encouraged to speak with our Director Pip. Excursions and incursions may incur an additional cost.
How to Pay
If you are paying by cash, please put the money in a sealed envelope with your child’s name on the front. Put the envelope in the fees box at the kitchen. Please note that we do require the correct money as we are unable to provide change.
You can pay by direct deposit.
Account name: Bains Road Preschool
Account number: 521237540
Please put your child’s name in the notes as the reference. We’ll put the receipt in your child’s notice pocket.