Waitlist & Enrolments

Waitlist

Children need to be on our waitlist to be considered for a position. Waitlist applications are accepted from birth. 

Click on the link below, to add your name to our waitlist.

A waitlist fee of $35 must be paid before it will be finalised. Please ensure this is deposited into the bank account below at the time of application. 

Account Name: Integricare

BSB: 062-128

Account Number: 1021 6051

Reference: “NPW + childs name” 

Please note – it is VITAL you list the reference as above to ensure we can link your payment to your application

https://northsideps.hubworks.com.au/registrations/register?waitlist=true

Alternatively, please download a copy of the waitlist form (from below), complete and return to the Preschool along with the application fee. 

Wait List Form

Tours

Our Director is available for personal tours of the Preschool and to answer any questions prospective families may have. Please feel free to contact our Director, Ainslie Quinn on 9958 6602 or send an email to organise a suitable time. 

Enrolments

The Preschool is licensed by the Department of Education  for 40 children per day aged between 3-6 years.  This group is divided into two classes (20 children in each).  The hours of operation and attendance patterns are as follows:

  • 2 day group (Monday & Tuesday)
    9.00am – 3.00pm
  • 3 day group (Wed, Thurs & Fri)
    9.00am – 3.00pm

Children are enrolled according to our enrolment policy:

  • applications for positions on the waiting list are accepted from birth, with proof of age and the $35.00 application fee included. Please note: returning an application form does NOT guarantee you a position at the preschool.
  • children at risk, low income families and children from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families will be given first priority
  • children currently enrolled at the preschool will be given preference for 3 day positions for the following year
  • children who are eligible for school in the following year will then be offered available places in the 3 day groups, or a 2 day group based on date of waitlist received
  • other available places are for siblings then all other children who have turned 3 years old before 30th April in the year that entry is sought to the preschool, based on date of waitlist received
  • **Please note children can not start until they are 3 years of age and fees are required until the child commences).
  • we also accept children with special needs, however placement is dependent upon budgetary restraints, staffing levels and the ability of the preschool to cater for the additional needs

Preschool Management

Our Preschool, which commenced operation on 3rd April 1950, is now operated by Integricare. The Director is responsible for the day-to-day administration and the educational program with support from Integricare’s Group Services.

Fees and Fee Assistance

The Preschool fees are set to cover the cost of the Centre which is a non-profit organisation.  Accounts for fees will be sent out each term and parents are asked to return payment promptly by the due date – either in a full term payment or two half term instalments.  The preferred method of payment is EFT.

While fees are not charged for school holidays, they are charged for the entire term (regardless of illness, other holidays, public holidays and pupil free days).

An acceptance fee is required to accept and secure a child’s position at the preschool.  This fee is only refunded at the end of your child’s final year at Preschool in accordance with our Financial Policy (provided to families when formal offers are made). If families withdraw during the year, this is NOT refunded. 

Fee subsidies are available for eligible families, including low income families and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families.

Please discuss your eligibility with the Director.

Daily Requirements

Children bring a bag, a hat, a full change of clothes, a set of approved sleep sheets, and their own food.  Morning tea and lunch is brought to preschool by the child – our nutrition policy requires only healthy, low waste food to be sent to preschool.  We provide each child with a drink of water at morning tea only, and parents are asked to pack a drink bottle for lunch and throughout the day.
Our nutrition guidelines include a strict policy of NO NUTS to assist the safety of anaphylactic and allergic children. We aim to be an ALLERGY AWARE Preschool.

Staff

Each class has an Early Childhood trained teacher supported by an experienced educator (child care worker).  Our Director teaches Wednesday-Friday but is available on Monday’s & Tuesday’s for tours of the centre.

An Early Childhood trained Support Educator coordinates our additional needs program.

Director/Nominated Supervisor: Ainslie Quinn (B.Ed. (ECE))

NOTE
It is your responsibility to inform the Director of any change of address of phone number before intended placement.  If this is not correct before enrolment, we cannot ensure a position.