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What we offer - Stirling East Kindergarten

We offer a number of programs and services to support your child’s early years learning.

Preschool program

Times

Your child can attend preschool for up to 15 hours per week. This is made up of 2 full days and 1 extra half-day session.

Full-day sessions

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9.00am to 3.00pm 9.00am to 3.00pm 9.00am to 3.00pm 9.00am to 3.00pm

We also have half-day sessions.

Your child’s sessions are organised with the director and may be influenced by available vacancies.

Fees

The parent contribution is $220 per term for 15 hours a week, and $190 per term for 12 hours a week. See our enrolment and fees page for more information.

What to bring

Children need to bring these items each day:

  • bag
  • hat
  • two changes of clothes
  • drink bottle containing water
  • healthy snack
  • packed lunch.

Please write your child’s name on all their belongings.

Some children like a special toy or comforter to use during the day, especially at relaxation time.

What not to bring

Children should not bring these things:

  • food containing nuts (some children have nut allergies that can be dangerous)
  • unhealthy food or drink (lollies, chocolate, chips, fizzy drinks)
  • toys from home, except for a special toy or comforter if needed.

Additional information

Celebrations

Celebrations are important because they promote a sense of belonging and positive self-esteem. We celebrate each child’s birthday by singing happy birthday and making popcorn to share.

We value sharing and celebrating the diverse cultural heritage and customs of our families, such as language, food, art and festivals. Please talk to us if you or a relative can share aspects of your family culture.

Kindy library books

We encourage your child to borrow books from our kindergarten library, some of which are in baskets on top of the children’s lockers. Please make a record in the borrowing book and look after them at home – this means keeping them away from food and supervising near younger children.

Literacy kits

We have a collection of literacy and numeracy kits for your child to borrow. Each kit contains a picture book and materials that support children’s interest in books and enhance story-based learning. They are located on the stand opposite the sign-in table.

Parent resources

A range of parenting books and resources is located on the sign-in table for you to borrow.

Playgroup

Playgroup is a chance for you and your child to meet other families from our broader community to chat, play and learn. Please join in and use the resources and facilities here.

Times

Friday during school term, 9.00am to 11.00am.

Cost

This program costs $5 per family.

What to bring

Fruit to share.

Occasional care

Occasional care may be available when we have vacancies. The service is only for children enrolled and attending the kindergarten. Bookings are negotiated with the director and payment is made in advance.

Emergency care is available subject to vacancies – please speak with our director.

Cost

This program costs $30 for a half day, $50 for a full day.

Additional information

There are many options for childcare in and around Stirling. For help finding the closest childcare centre, speak with one of our staff. For help finding family day care, contact the family day care support centre on 8343 6533 or 1300 551 890.