Come and experience our Kindergarten
At The Hills Community Kindergarten, we promote a gentle transition to preschool. We offer an individualised approach to help children transition to our preschool routines and program. This arrangement seems appropriate to gently transitioning both the child and the parent from a home to a "school" environment.
When can I enrol my child?
Children are able to be placed on the waiting list from their 2nd birthday and are eligible for enrolment once they turn 3 years old. Priority will be given to children who are eligible for school the following year (i.e. turns 4 years old on or before 31 July in that preschool year) as per the Department of Educations "Priority of Access Guidelines".
When can I visit the Kindergarten?
Prior to lodging your application to place your child on the waiting list, we invite you to visit and tour our Kindergarten. This will allow you to experience our beautiful surroundings and the calmness of our environment.
Our preferred visiting times are between 10.00am-1.00pm. Other times are available by prior arrangement.
What fees are applicable?
A small fee of $20.00 applies to place your child on the waiting list ($10.00 to place your child on the waiting list and $10.00 to become a member of our Association). We encourage you to bring the correct amount in cash with you to pay the fee.
Currently our fee is $47.50 per day for 4 year olds and $74.50 per day for 3 year olds.
Families are eligible for fee relief, under the Department of Education and Communities funding guidelines if they hold a low income Health Care card, Pensioner Concession card or Department of Veteran Affairs Gold card. Our current fee for fee relief families is $24.50 per day.
The Kindergarten receives renewable annual funding from the NSW Department of Education and Communities to support access to the centre for:
- Children in the year prior to school (i.e. turns 4 on or before 31 July of that preschool year)
- Children from low income families (i.e. holders of a current Low Income Health Care card)
- Children from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background
- Children from families whose main language is not English
- Children with additional needs
Am I eligible for Child Care Subsidy (CCS)?
No. The Kindergarten is State government funded and receives funding as per the guidelines above.
Our daily fee is set based on funding received and operational costs.
CCS is only available to child care services which receive funding through the Federal government.
We are a registered education service not a child care service.
(It is a requirement of our Constitution that the parent becomes a member before registering your child on the waiting list).
Simply complete these forms and bring them with you when you visit our Kindergarten.