Childcare Preschool

 

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Preschool Program

Children who are 4 years old by the 1st of May are eligible to access the preschool program at Halifax St for the four terms before they attend primary school. Families can choose to opt for up to 2 preschool only days or combine the preschool with long day care. 

 

At Halifax St we have committed to having a fulltime teacher in every room and believe that it is the right of all children to have access to a program lead by a degree qualified teacher whether they are attending for long day care and/or preschool.

Preschool sessions are offered Tuesday to Friday. The session commences at 8.15am and concludes at 3.45pm. If a child accesses 2 days of preschool with these hours they will receive 15 hours of preschool per week.

Preschool fees are $33 per day. Child care benefit and child care rebate can be applied for eligible families, therefore reducing the cost. Preschool is not offered during the school holidays and no fees are charged during the school holidays. However, if at least two weeks’ notice is provide in writing families can convert to a Long Day Care day for the school holiday period.
Families opting to have preschool included in the longer day (7.45am-6.00pm) will be charged at the usual Long Day Care rate.