There have been recent changes to when children start preschool and school in South Australia. Government Preschools have two major enrolment intakes each year where children are eligible to access their full preschool entitlements (15 hours per week).

Intake 1 for children starting at the beginning of the year (term1), and intake 2 for children starting mid-year (term3).

  • Intake 1- Children who turn 4 years of age before 1 May, are eligible to start preschool at the beginning of each year (term 1).
  • Intake 2- Children who turn 4 years of age before 1 November are eligible to start preschool mid-year the same year (term 3).

Children who turn 4 years of age on or after 1 November are eligible to start preschool in intake 1 the following year.

Families are offered a choice of the following groups:

Kurraka Group

Monday and Tuesday: 8.00am – 3.30pm

Kalta Group

Thursday and Friday: 8.00am – 3.30pm


Aboriginal children, children with a parent enrolled full-time in the Australian Defence Force, and Children in Care can attend sessional preschool from 3 years of age. Preschool programs are play-based educational programs designed and delivered by qualified teachers using the national curriculum framework.

Parent/Caregiver Financial Contribution

  • Kindergarten – $400 per semester ($200.00 per term)
  • Early-Entry- Modified Fee


Preschool Support

The Department for Education (DE) provides specialised help, free of charge from qualified Speech Pathologists, Psychologists, Inclusive Educator, and Behaviour Coach. If you have any queries or concerns regarding your child’s development, please see the Director for a confidential referral.

Bilingual Support

Bilingual support is available for children and families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds who have limited English.  Please see the Director if you think your child is eligible.