What sort of learning program do you offer?
At Waverley Meadows Preschool we use the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF) and the national Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) which guides our play-based curriculum and educational programs to support and extend children’s learning and development.To add a new question go to app settings and press "Manage Questions" button.
How big are your groups?
In the four year old Tawny Frogmouth group we run a rotational timetable. There are four groups of 10 children (A,B,C,D) which each attend three out of the four sessions per week. This means that 30 children attend on each day.
In the three year old groups (Kookaburra’s and Possum’s) there are a maximum of 20 children in each group.
How do I enrol my child?
Please see the enrolment information on our enrolment page
How much does Kindergarten cost?
Fees are set each year by the Committee of Management in the year prior to enrolment. For our current fee structure, please see our Fees Policy or our Fee information. Please note, fees are subject to change at the Committee of Management’s discretion and any change in government funding.
Is there a set uniform?
We have a range of t-shirts, jumpers and hats on offer for sale to families. A uniform is not compulsory but an easy-to-wear option where children can actively and comfortably participate in the provocations on offer. A uniform order form is available in your child’s enrolment pack.
What does my child need to bring each day?
A backpack that is big enough to hold all of their Kinder belongings, a drink bottle with water, a lunchbox/snack box (depending on the session), a hat and a coat for cooler weather. During our meet, greet and explore sessions at the beginning of the year, our educators will provide more detailed information.
Do families on Pensioner/Health Care Cards get a discount?
Fees are subsidised for families with Pensioner/Health Care Cards. A copy of your card will need to be sighted on enrolment. Please note that only the government funded hours are subsidised, any hours provided above this will incur a fee (as set by the Committee of Management).
Currently, three year old Kinder is not Government subsidised.
What does the No Jab No Play! Policy mean for our family?
The Victorian Government has amended the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008. All parents/guardians planning to enrol their child at Kindergarten in Victoria must provide evidence that their child is:
- Fully immunised for their age or,
- on a vaccination catch-up program or,
- unable to be fully immunised for medical reasons. ‘Conscientious objection’ to vaccination is not an exemption.
How do I provide evidence of my child’s immunisation status?
A copy of your child’s immunisation record can be obtained via the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) by visiting www.medicareaustralia.gov.au and accessing your myGov account.
Is my child ready for Kindergarten?
Your child must turn 3 years of age before the 30th April in the year they attend in order to be eligible for Three Year Old Kindergarten.
Your child must turn 4 years of age before the 30th April in the year they attend in order to be eligible for Four Year Old Kindergarten.
Please note, that in 2022, the Government will be funding 5 hours of three year old Kindergarten. This means that your child will only be eligible for one year of three year old Kindergarten and there is no option for a second year. This means families with children born from January to April will need to make the decision whether they send their child to school at 4 years turning 5 or 5 turning 6 before their three year old Kindergarten year commences. Please contact us to discuss further or if you need further information.