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
Please click here to find your local Government Preschool
- 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.
“Thank you so much for welcoming my child into kindy this year. He absolutely loves kindy days and we have noticed a huge improvement in his speech and communication already. I can’t thank you all enough. We owe you all so much for helping him reach these new goals and milestones.”
-Family thank you card, 2016.
“It is fantastic that it is well recognised at Wallaroo Preschool that children’s learning for this age group is not just about ‘academic’ reading and writing but that it is also about social skills, independence, co-operating, communicating clearly etc.”
-Parent Opinion Survey, 2015
“I love making butterflies at kindy. We hang the butterflies on the rope. The pulley is on the top. We put the buckets on the rope and it goes up and down”.
-Preschool Child 2016
“Congratulations on your recent assessment and rating outcome. The outcome is a reflection of your leadership and the high quality service provided by the kindergarten to children and families.”
-Marina Elliot, Director, Early Learning, Partnerships and Planning DECD, 2015
“The environment was inspiring with many provocations to provoke children’s curiosity and thinking. The intentionality of your environment was obvious with many literacy and numeracy opportunities evident especially around oral language, mark making and reading.”
– Amanda Narroway, ECL NY Partnership, February 2020
“Your educators are really what makes your centre shine. You have all been incredibly amazing and all seem so genuine in your care, values and compassion for the children there. Thank you to you all. I will always be proud that my daughter attended Wallaroo Preschool.”
-Family comment 2019
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Director: Belinda Petherick
Phone: (08) 8823 2389
Text: 0475 697 917
Street address: 11 Elizabeth Street, Wallaroo SA 5556
Partnership: Northern Yorke
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