3-Year-Old-Kindergarten

Three-year-old kindergarten is an exciting time for children and their families as they begin their early years’ education.  For some children kinder provides first experiences away from the family, and for others kinder provides a new environment where children can continue to develop their social skills in a setting outside of the family.

At Doncaster East Pre-School we are passionate about creating a secure environment where all children feel welcome and appreciated.  We understand that all children are individuals and will settle into a new environment at their own pace.  We strive to develop a sense of trust and confidence in the children, promoting a sense of wellbeing which leads to self-confidence and resilience.  We work together with families to ensure that our program is welcoming, inclusive and interesting for all children.

Our three-year-old program is based on learning through play.  We encourage children to play, laugh, question, explore and investigate activities while having fun with their teachers and friends.
Our Koala (3-year-old) group attends kinder twice a week. We have two staff (one teacher and one co-educator) working with our three-year-old children and there are 20 children in the group.

2019 TIMETABLE
Wednesday 8.30-11.00am
Thursday 2.00-4.30pm

2020 TIMETABLE
Wednesday 2.00–4.30pm
Friday 9.00am – 12.30pm

*These timetables are set by the Committee of Management and are subject to change.

 

2019 Fees and Levies
Koala group fees: $430/term
Incursions levy: $50/term
Maintenance levy: $100/annual

2020 Fees and Levies
Koala group fees: $430/term
Incursions levy: $50/term
Maintenance levy: $100/annual
Fees Policy

*These fees are set by the Committee of Management and are subject to change.

 

Fee Subsidies
3-year-old kindergarten programs are not subsidised by the State Government of Victoria.  Full fees are required from all families enrolled in the service to run the kindergarten program.

Enrolment Information for 3-year-old Pre-School
Our Enrolment and Orientation Policy and Fees Policy are available on this website.  Please review these policies along with our other policies prior to application. All other relevant forms can also be downloaded from our website.
To be eligible for 3-year-old kinder a child must turn 3 by the 30th of April in the year of attendance. Children cannot attend kindergarten until they have reached their 3rd birthday under the Children’s Services Regulations.
If your child does not turn 3 until term 2, term 1 fees are required to be paid in order to hold their position until their 3rd birthday.

Click here to download our Application Form.