Our Program

Children learn best through play.  Activities and experiences developed for the children will be play based and encourage them to take on new challenges and achievements in a safe and secure environment.  Kindergarten tends to focus on lots of sensory experiences and supporting social and emotional development.  Children at this age are just starting to form friendships and are learning new social skills that require practice and sometimes assistance from supportive adults in their environment.  Ness Reserve fosters happy, self confident children – for they will be able to cope with life and will be eager to learn.  A positive self esteem is something a child will carry with them onto school and though out life.
 

At Ness Reserve Pre-School we offer both three and four year old kindergarten programs. Currently children attending our four year old program have access to 15 hours of funded kinder and we are excited to announce that beginning in 2022 5 hours of funded kindergarten will be introduced to our three year old program and this will increase to 15 funded hours in 2023.  Government funding helps to reduce the costs of term fees for our kindergarten families. 

 

Our 2022 timetable will see our three year old children attending 8 hours a week over two days and our four year old children attending 15 hour a week over three days. For those attending our four year old kindergarten program there is also an opportunity to attend our extended care sessions.

 

The extended care program will be offered on a Monday and a Thursday afternoon for families who require longer days.  It is not an extension of the kindergarten program but rather an additional service at an additional cost of $20 per session. Children are able to attend once or twice a week and positions are confirmed on a term-by-term basis . Experiences provided during this program are reflective of the children’s needs and interests and will be planed and delivered by our wonderful diploma trained early childhood educators. 

2022 Session Times

Wednesday

8:30am-1:30pm

(5 hours)

Thursday

8:30am-1:30pm

(5 hours)

Friday

Tuesday

11:30am-4:30pm

(5 hours)

Monday

8:30am-1:30pm

(5 hours)

4 Year Old Platypus Group

Platypus Group is a rotational group, children will attend three out of the four kindergarten sessions

Term Fees: $490 per term 

Maintenance Levy $80 (refundable upon attending 2 working bees throughout the year)

Extended Care: $20 per session

4 Year Old Extended Care

Monday

1:30pm-4:00pm

(2.5 hours)

Tuesday

Friday

Thursday

1:30pm-4:00pm

(2.5 hours)

Wednesday

3 Year Old​ Kookaburra Group

Tuesday

 

8:00am-11:00am

(3 hours)

Thursday

Friday

8:30am-1:30pm

(5 hours)

Wednesday

Monday

Term Fees: $390 per term 

Maintenance Levy $80 (refundable upon attending 2 working bees throughout the year)

As we move into 2023 and beyond both our three and four year old kindergarten children will attend kinder for 15 hours a week over the course of three days.

2023 Session Times

Monday

8:30am-2:00pm

(5.5 hours)

4 Year Old Platypus Group

Tuesday

12:30pm-4:30pm

4 hours)

Wednesday

Thursday

8:30am-2:00pm

(5.5 hours)

Friday

Friday

8:30am-2:00pm

(5.5hours)

3 Year Old​ Kookaburra Group

Tuesday

8:00am-12:00pm

(4 hours)

Thursday

Wednesday

8:30am-2:00pm

(5.5hours)

Monday

Term Fees: $490 per term 

Maintenance Levy $80 (refundable upon attending 2 working bees throughout the year)

Please note that:

  • These timetables are set by the Committee of Management and are subject to change depending on the operational needs of the centre.  

  • Children can only be enrolled in one funded kindergarten program per year.

  • Government funding has already been applied to term fees.  Further concession rate are available to HCC or Pension Concession Card Holders, please enquire if this is applicable to your child’s enrolment.