Preschool

Children who are in South Australia are entitled to 15 hours of preschool a week in the year before they go to school. Children who turn 4 years of age before 1 May can begin preschool in Term 1. Children who turn 4 after this date will commence preschool the following year.

Aboriginal children and children under the guardianship of the Minister are able to 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.

Families are offered a choice of the following groups:

Kurraka Group

Monday and Tuesday: 8.15am – 3.30pm

Week 5 Wednesday: 8.15am – 1.15pm

Kalta Group

Thursday and Friday: 8.15am – 3.30pm

Week 6 Wednesday: 8.15am – 1.15pm

Pre-Entry/Orientation visits

Pre-entry visits are offered to children in the term before they commence Kindergarten — only when space is available, depending on Kindergarten enrolments. We aim to offer at least 2 visits before your child starts at EFPK.

Early-Entry

Early-entry (before four years old) sessions are offered for children with additional needs — only when space is available, depending on Kindergarten enrolments. Please contact our Director to discuss your child’s needs.

Fees (subject to change)

  • Kindergarten – $135.00 per term
  • Pre-entry – $30.00 per term
  • Early-Entry-$30.00 per term

Playgroup

Currently not offered due to Kindergarten Enrolments.

Preschool Support

DECD provides specialised help, free of charge from qualified Speech Pathologists, Psychologists, Social Workers and Disability Coordinators. 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.

“Observe and listen to children because when they ask “why?” they are not simply asking for the answer from you. They are requesting the courage to find a collection of possible answers.”