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Our Preschool

Birchgrove Preschool is part of Birchgrove Public School and is located in the lower part of the school playground. One of the original Department of Education and Communities preschools, the preschool has been operating since the late 1940's.

Preschool Handbook 2021/22

Enrolment for 2023 opens Tuesday 26 April 2022

To comply with National Standards Birchgrove will offer a 3 Day/ 2 Day alternate semesters program.

Example: Term 1 & 2 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday Friday

Term 3 & 4 Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

If your choice is three days for Terms 1 & 2 two days only will be offered in Terms 3 & 4

2022 Hours: Monday to Friday 9am with pick up from 2.45 to 3pm. There are no before and aftercare services for preschool. The preschool is closed for school holidays and public holidays.

Enrolment: The preschool has an enrolment of 80 children over the five days, with classes of 20 children in each. In order to attend, a child must turn four before 1st August in the year of attendance.

Waiting List: Children may be placed on the waiting list in the year before they are to attend.

Attendance: Children attend for one year only, the year before they go to school.

Meals: Children will need to bring lunch and morning tea. Our school canteen has a limited preschool menu to allow parents to purchase these from the canteen if they wish.

Fees: To support families during these unprecedented times, the Department of Education and Communities has paused all mandatory preschool fees for 2022. 

A fee is set by the Department of Education and Communities. In 2020 the fee is $40 per day. In addition a daily voluntary donation of $5:00 is paid by parents to cover equipment.  In 2020 there is a new one-off payment for the whole year.

Tech levy                            $50

Sports Program                  $50

Incursion                             $6.00

Annual Cost                      $106.00

Plus the term fees as per the schedule 

Preschool fees (pdf 68 KB)

The preschool is staffed by two Early Childhood Teachers and two School Learning Support Officers.