HOURS OF OPERATION
Preschool hours are: Monday to Friday 8:15 a.m. – 3.45 p.m.
Preschool follows State Public School Terms.
Preschool is closed on Public Holidays
St Mary’s Preschool is licensed to cater for 38 children per day.
Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday: Two or three day program offered for 4-5 year old children.
Thursday/Friday: Two day program offered for 3-4 year old children.
In accordance with government recommendations all parents are encouraged to fully immunise their child.
Parents must provide the Preschool with proof of Immunisation before their commencement date at Preschool.
Your child’s Immunisation History can be obtained from Medicare or downloaded from the Medicare website www.medicare.com.au
Parents are requested to pay a $50.00 deposit when submitting their child’s enrolment form to the Preschool. Further information regarding fees will be supplied to families upon request.
Orientation takes place in November each year. This is an opportunity to introduce your child to the Preschool, sharing some informal activities in the company of fellow children and their families. You will be given the opportunity to meet the staff in a relaxed setting. Any questions you may have can be answered at this time.
St Mary’s Preschool is a Sun smart approved service. Further information regarding this can be obtained upon request.
PRESCHOOL ASSESSMENT AND RATING
In January 2012, the Education and Care Services National Law came into being. The Australian Children and Care Quality Authority (‘ACECQA’) administers the Law via the National Quality Framework. St Mary’s North Tamworth Preschool is currently licensed under the Department of Education and Communities. An Assessment and Rating cycle was completed in April 2016 where we received an Exceeding rating.
The Committee, in conjunction with our community and staff, formulate a Quality Improvement Plan (‘QIP’) to continually strive for the best preschooling experience for your child and your family. Reference to the QIP is made in each Newsletter. Our QIP is located in the main classroom. The QIP is an ongoing document that reflects our evolving as a community organisation.