Q: Do you have a 3 year old Kindergarten Program?
A: At present our Kindy operates a two unit kindergarten program with places for 88 children ages 3½ to 4 ½. Children must turn 4 years of age before the 30th June in the year they attend. Children turning 4 from 1st July will attend the following year.
Q: What hours do children attend?
A: Children attend either a 5 day fortnight program from 8.30am – 2.30pm or a longer 4 day fortnight program from 8.30am – 4pm.
Q: How many children will be in my child’s class?
We are a 2 unit centre catering for 44 children each day of the week. Our staff ratio of 2 adults to 22 children is always maintained. More often than not the ratio of adult to child is higher with a 2nd assistant often employed and a parent helper present daily in the program.
Q: Does Emily Foord offer after hours care for children?
A: We are unable to offer after hours care at this time.
Q: How do I enrol my child?
A: You can do it online here! The application form must be filled in and returned to us and the $22 wait list fee must be paid. Offers begin in June of the year prior to your child being eligible to attend and are based on your position on the wait list. You will be notified by email if your child is offered a position.
Q: What are the fees and will I get a government rebate.
A: Fees are charged in advance and invoiced each term (please see fees for costs). Emily Foord Kindergarten teachers are registered carers and a registered care receipt is issued at the end of each term which you can use to claim through the Family Assistance Office or Centrelink. If you are the holder of a government issued Health Care Card you are also able to claim a substantial rebate.
Q: Can my child attend two Kindergarten Programs?
A: The government regulations for funding stipulate that children are only able to attend one Approved Kindergarten program.