Frequently Asked Questions

All families are required to have at least one orientation session prior to the child’s first day. This is usually about an hour and you are required to stay on-site.
There is no difference between the programs in the Early Years Program and Sessional Kindergarten, other than the structure of the days. The educational component of both programs is based on the Early Years Learning Framework and all of our children will have their own learning portfolio. Programs are designed to suit the needs of the various age groups. Programs are designed to suit the needs of the various groups and may differ in play spaces and teaching as each teacher brings their individual philosophy and training to their role.

Unfortunately due to the high demand for childcare places we only offer full day fees.

The Childcare Subsidy (CCS) can be applied to the services in Early Years Program as well as our EYP Integrated Kindergarten program, along with our Holiday Program. However, they do not apply to our Sessional Kindergarten programs.
A term fee cannot be refunded if you leave part way through the term as enrolment has been reserved for your child and it is unlikely we will be able to fill the vacancy. A term’s notice is required in writing for cancellation of sessional kindergarten enrolment. The kindergarten enrolment deposit is non-refundable and applied to term 1 fees.
We require children enrolling in 3 year old sessional kindergarten to be aged 3 by 30 April in the year of commencement. They cannot be undertaking funded 3 year old kindergarten at another service. Your child will not be able to commence in the program until they have turned 3 to ensure our child to staff ratios are met.
The Victorian Government provides funding to each kindergarten service to support children to access a high quality kindergarten program delivered by a registered early childhood teacher in the year before they start school. The funding is a contribution towards meeting the running costs of the kindergarten program and is claimed by the service to keep the term fee at an affordable cost for families. The term fee is the amount families are required to pay. The Kindergarten Funding cannot be claimed by families nor allocated to families as an account credit. Your child can only be funded for a kindergarten place at one service at any one time and only for one year (unless your child is assessed as being eligible for a second funded year by your child’s kindergarten teacher).
In order for your child to be eligible for funded 4 year old kindergarten, they must turn 4 years old by 30th April in the year of enrolment. They cannot be undertaking funded 4 year old kindergarten at another service. Ideally, a child should enrol in this program the year prior to starting school as an application is required to secure a funded place for a second year of kindergarten. If you have questions about your child’s kindergarten and school readiness, our kindergarten team are available to guide you.