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 Friday mornings during term time, run by volunteer parents alongside our educators. All families with young children from birth through to school age are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Playgroup runs from 9:30am-11:30am (you can arrive/leave at any time between these hours).
Please bring a piece of fruit to share 🍏🍌
$2 per child, $1 per additional siblings. *No membership fees*
Join our ‘Wallaroo Playgroup’ Facebook group to stay up to date with events and reminders: https://m.facebook.com/groups/173665896010764
For further information please contact the Preschool.
When will my child attend preschool?
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
- Aboriginal and 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.
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 ‘Preschool Registration of Interest‘ 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.
‘Registration of Interest’ forms must be returned to preschool by no later than the end of June the year prior to your child beginning preschool.
We will then post further enrolment information during Term 3 to all families who have registered to attend the following year.
-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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