Our preschool

Elizabeth Park Preschool

At Elizabeth Park Preschool, we offer a high quality learning program. Using the early years’ learning framework Being, Belonging and Becoming as a guide, our program is taught using the framework’s stated principles and practices.

Our educators discuss each child daily and the program weekly, ensuring that all activities are child-centred. This ensures the program is focused on individual children’s needs and provide challenges and stimulation for children of all skill levels.

We strongly value the voice of the children in our program and run an emergent curriculum based on the children’s ideas and interests. This ensures they have a strong voice in the running of our learning program.

Session times

Children can attend our preschool up to 15 hours per week. They can attend each weekday in either the:

  • AM GROUP: 8.30am to 11.30am, Monday to Friday
  • PM GROUP: 12.15pm to 3.15pm, Monday to Friday

Aboriginal children and children in care can start preschool when they turn 3. At this age they can attend 12 hours per week – Tuesday to Friday in either the AM or PM session.

Age your child can start

The department’s school and preschool enrolment policy states that children who turn 4 before 1 May each year are entitled to up to 15 hours of preschool per week. These children start preschool at the beginning of the year.

Children who turn 4 on or after 1 May will start preschool the following year.

Aboriginal children and children in care are eligible to start preschool when they turn 3. At this age they can attend up to 12 hours of preschool per week.

Families must provide a proof of age document, such as a current passport or birth certificate. Proof of immunisation status will also need to be sighted as per the department’s policy.

Preschool fees

Elizabeth Park Preschool fees are:

  • AM GROUP: $75 per term
  • PM GROUP: $75 per term
  • Children accessing 12 hours per week at age 3 (Aboriginal children and children in care): $60 per term.

View our preschool fees policy at preschool policies and reports.

Preschool policies and reports

You can find these on our preschool policies and reports page.