About Us

Preschool Program

Days and Times

Families can select their preferred group when registering for preschool.

 

Blue Gum Group

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:30am – 3:00pm 8:30am – 3:00pm 11:00am – 3:00pm (alternate Fridays, odd weeks of the term)

 

Wattle Group

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:30am – 3:00pm 8:30am – 3:00pm 11:00am – 3:00pm (alternate Fridays, even weeks of the term)

 

If your child turns 4 before 1 May, they can start preschool at the beginning of the year. If your child turns 4 on or after 1 May, they can start the next year.

If your child is Aboriginal or under the guardianship of the minister they are eligible to start preschool after they turn 3.

Preschool Fees

The parent contribution is $170 per term. Fees cover the costs of cleaning, grounds maintenance, art supplies, learning resources and administration costs.

Early Entry

Your child may be able to come to preschool up to 2 terms earlier if they:

  • *have additional needs or a disability
  • *are learning English as an additional language or dialect
  • *are at significant risk because of family circumstances.

Early entry is for up to 3 hours per week in term 3, and up to 6 hours per week in term 4, 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.

Enrolling your child

You can register your interest to attend preschool at St James Park Kindergarten by using the preschool registration form. This form is available from us. Please phone or email to make a time to visit the kindy and collect the form, alternatively it can be emailed to you.

For families living within our local catchment area enrolment offers will be made at the beginning of August. If this is your preferred preschool but you do not live in the local catchment area, you can still be offered a place, this will depend upon the places available and will follow our priority of access policy.  A second round of enrolment offers will be made at the beginning of September.