FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

 

Q. What is a community based preschool?

Community-based preschool is a not-for-profit service. The profit from trading is re invested in the service and put back into resources and equipment for the centre, while for-profit and corporate services are operated with the intention of profits being returned to the owners or shareholders.

Q. What are your normal hours of operation?

Our regular hours of operation are between 8.00am and 3:30pm. 

Q. Are you open during the school holidays?

Our preschool operates for 42 weeks of the year, therefore we are closed during regular school holiday periods.   Please note that our centre does not charge fees during this period, or on public holidays, or gazetted local public holidays.

Q. Do you have trained staff?

Yes. Our centre employs two qualified early childhood teachers, three diploma trained staff, and three childcare workers with Certificate III qualifications. In total, our team of educators offer over 60 years’ experience in Childcare!  Our centre also has higher educator to child ratios than required by the Department of Community Services - Human Services, to provide your child with the highest possible quality educational experience.

Q. Do you provide the children with food?

No, we encourage families to bring a fruit or vegetable morning tea and a suitable lunch consisting of a sandwich, or similar, healthy snack and a drink bottle preferably containing water or milk. Please note that our preschool has a strict no nuts policy, and recommends that families follow the NSW Health, Good for Kids good for life dietary requirements for children. 

Q How soon do I need to put my child’s name down to attend your preschool?

Our centre currently has families on our waiting list for start dates in 2019 and beyond, therefore the sooner the better. Please visit our enrolment enquiry tab and complete our online waiting list form. You will then be placed onto our master list and contacted when a position becomes available.

Q. What are your daily fees?

Please contact our centre directly for details of fees payable as we offer reduced fees for disadvantaged and low income families.