Frequently Asked Questions
How do I enrol in a preschool??
Contact West Bathurst Preschool to register your child on the waiting list. It is best to register early (12 months before you need to start) to avoid disappointment. A one-off, non-refundable payment of $10 is required to register your child. The enrolment procedure begins around August of each year for enrolment places for the following year. Any mid-year vacancies will be filled from children off the waiting list.
Does the preschool open in school holidays??
West Bathurst Preschool closes during the NSW gazetted school holiday periods.
Does the preschool follow a set curriculum??
An Australia wide curriculum, established by the Commonwealth Government is used at West Bathurst Preschool. The Early Years Learning Framework describes the principles, practice and outcomes essential to support and enhance young children’s learning from birth to five years of age, as well as their transition to school. The Framework has a strong emphasis on play based learning as play is the best vehicle for young children’s learning, providing the most appropriate stimulus for brain development. The Framework also recognises the importance of communication and language (including early literacy and numeracy) and social and emotional development.
Are all the staff qualified??
West Bathurst Preschool has above the minimum requirement for university trained teachers. Every child attending preschool will have a university trained teacher leading the class. All other staff are either Diploma or Certificate III trained in early childhood related fields.