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Services we provide:

PRE-ENTRY: (In the term prior to full-time kindy)
This is an opportunity for children to get to know the kindergarten, its routine, staff and other children before starting full time kindergarten. We have one intake of children in term one. This means we run pre-entry in term four. Please contact the kindergarten for further information on our Pre-entry program.

FULL TIME KINDERGARTEN:
Full time kindergarten comprises of 15 hours per week for the 12 months prior to school entry. The policy of the Department of Education (DoE) is that children are entitled to no more than four terms of “full time kindergarten” before starting school. children with additional learning needs may attend kindy for longer than four terms if they would benefit by early entry or an extension of time.
This needs to be done in consultation with, and at the discretion of the Director. This is done on a case by case basis.

BEFORE AND AFTER KINDY CARE:
Families can access this service for their child from 8:30-9am (before the kindergarten session begins) and from 3-3:30pm (after the kindergarten session has finished). There is a fee of $5 per care service . This can be arranged with the Director as a permanent booking or as a casual booking on the days your child attends kindergarten.

EMERGENCY CARE:
Occasionally a special situation may arise when children need care for longer than their normal session. “Emergency Care” may be arranged with the Director (at the Director’s discretion). There is a fee for this service.

PLAYGROUP -WEDNESDAY 9:15 AM TO 11:00 AM:
"Playgroup" is for children younger than kindergarten age. A parent or care-provider is required to remain with the child at all times and be responsible for their child’s play and packing up. There is a small fee of $3 per family for each playgroup session. Further details are available from the staff.

SPECIALIST SERVICES:
Our centre has access to outside specialist personnel such as, Psychologists, Speech Pathologists, Social Workers and Special Education Advisors. Children who have additional developmental needs may be supported by the service. Discussions between parents and staff may indicate the need for a referral for additional support.

CHILD AND YOUTH HEALTH:
Currently this program is no longer run through Concordia Kindergarten. Parents/Caregivers must book the ‘4 Year old Heath Checks’ directly with CaFHS or through a GP (doctor). Find your local Child and Family Health Service centre at www.cafhs.sa.gov.au. To make an appointment, call 1300 733 606 between 9am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

CHILDREN’S LIBRARY:
The children in full time kindergarten are encouraged to bring a library bag to kindy to so they can borrow library books. The children are able to borrow two books at the beginning of any session. We have a wide range of books, including fiction, non fiction and Christian based stories. We also offer Literacy Kits which can be borrowed overnight. These are kits containing a book and something special related to the text. Some of the children’s favourite stories have been made into these kits.