Welcome to Wallaroo Preschool Centre
We welcome you to our Wallaroo Preschool community and hope your time with us will be a positive and enjoyable experience.
At Wallaroo Preschool we believe relationships are integral to building an environment that best meets the needs of our young learners. We know families are the most important people in their children’s lives, which is why we work hard to build confidence and trust between families and educators to work together to provide the best outcomes for children.
At our Preschool we support your children to develop skills and dispositions that will prepare them to be successful in life. We know children in the early years learn best through play. Children will have lots of opportunities to engage in many different experiences at our Preschool, where they can experiment, discover, manipulate, invent and draw conclusions from their experiences in a safe and supportive learning environment.
Currently children at our Centre access their 15 hour preschool entitlement by attending five days over the fortnight, two days one week and three the next.
- Monday: 8:45am – 2:45pm
- Tuesday: 8:45am – 2:45pm
- Wednesday: 8:45am – 2:45pm
- Thursday: 8:45am – 2:45pm
- Friday: No preschool session (Playgroup: 9:30-11:30am)
Playgroup is held at our Centre on Fridays from 9:30-11:30am, run by a group of volunteer parents. All families with young children from birth through to school age are welcome and encouraged to attend. Your first visit is free.
For further information please contact the Preschool.
Enrolling your child at our preschool
It is essential we have your child’s name on our future enrolment list as soon as possible to secure their place at our centre and to ensure you are kept up to date with important Preschool information.
Please complete and return our one page ‘Enrolment Registration Form’ as soon as possible (this can be completed several years in advance) if your child is eligible to attend our centre in the future.
Other Information for Parents
In South Australia all eligible children begin preschool on the same day- this is the first day of term one each year.
Children who turn 4 years before May 1st of any given year, are eligible to begin Preschool at the beginning of that year. Children who turn 4 on or after May 1st begin Preschool in the following year.
Eligible children for Wallaroo Preschool Centre are those:
✓ Turning 4 before May 1st
✓ Live in the local Wallaroo area (please see our Northern Yorke Priority of Access Policy).
- Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children are eligible to attend from 3 years old.
- Children under Guardianship of the Minister are eligible to attend from 3 years old.
If you have any concerns regarding your child’s development please contact the Centre as they may be eligible to attend early entry sessions at preschool.
-Family thank you card, 2016.
-Parent Opinion Survey, 2015
-Preschool Child 2016
-Marina Elliot, Director, Early Learning, Partnerships and Planning DECD, 2015
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