How much are preschool fees??

The daily fees per child are listed below and in-line with the preschool’s funding agreement, any child who is not eligible for school the following year will be charged a levy.

  • A child who is eligible for school the following year $30/ day

(turns four by 31 July in the year they attend preschool)

  • A child who is not eligible for school the following year $34/ day

Families eligible for fee assistance are entitled to a 30-50% reduction of the daily fee amount

 

Can I claim Child Care Benefit for preschool fees??

West Bathurst preschool is ‘registered care’. Families using registered care are entitled to the minimum rate of Child Care Benefit for a maximum of 50 hours of care per child per week, but are not entitled to the Child Care Tax Rebate. To claim this money, take your preschool receipts to the Family Assistance Office to make a claim.

 

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.