Enrolments

If you wish to enrol your child, you can visit the preschool or contact the preschool by telephone or email, to provide your child’s details to an Educator. The educator will then allocate day(s) to meet your requirements and add your child’s name to the Waiting List. Families will receive a package that includes: Enrolment Forms, an Information Book and a covering letter that outlines orientation and the enrolment.

We invite every family to attend at least one orientation visit to the Preschool to see the centre’s educational environment and to meet the educators. The best time to visit is at 9.30am while children are in the outdoor learning environment in Term 4, as this environment will be similar to the learning environment when children commence Preschool in Term 1. Children begin activities outdoors during the summer months as part of our Sun Safe Policy. Please remember children are required to wear a hat at all times during outdoor activities. Enrolment packages will be posted to families in September/October and families have the opportunity to discuss their child’s and family’s needs during this orientation visit in October. Your child’s enrolment is confirmed after the Preschool receives completed Enrolment Forms, copies of immunisation and Birth Certificates, and a copy of a Healthcare Card with an Application Form if applying for a fee reduction.

All children from three to five years of age are currently able to access two free days of preschool each week. The ‘Start Strong for Community Preschools Program’ is funded by the State Government to allow all children to access high quality education prior to commencing Kindergarten. Research shows that at least two days of preschool results in better outcomes for children at school. Families can elect to receive two free days of preschool at Wingham Preschool and a reduction on their third day of preschool if they complete the fee relief form. To apply for a fee subsidy, families must provide a copy of their current health care card.

Wingham Preschool is a not for profit community based service where all funds are invested back into the service. We are committed to ensuring our fees are as affordable as possible and that families have access to any subsidies that are available to reduce these fees.

Fee Structure

For any information on the current fees, fee relief and fee subsidies at Wingham Preschool please contact administration on 02 6553 4884 or by email – admin@winghampreschool.com.au