More information about preschool enrolments.
We follow Department for Education School Term Dates
- Monday & Tuesday
8:15am – 3:45pm
- Wednesday & Thursday
8:15am – 3:45pm
When your child can start preschool
Your child is entitled to access 4 terms (1 year) of government preschool in the year before they start school.
The Department for Education have released a mid-year intake into preschool. This means from 2023 children who turn 4:
- before 1 May are eligible to start preschool at the beginning of the year.
- on 1 May to 31 October can start preschool through the mid-year intake at the beginning of term 3 of that year.
Regardless of whether your child starts at the beginning of the year, or through a mid-year intake they will undertake 4 terms of preschool.
If your child turns 4 after 31 October they can start preschool at the beginning of the following year.
If you are uncertain about the best time for your child to start preschool or feel your child may benefit from starting preschool later, please talk to us about your options.
If your child is Aboriginal or under guardianship (in care) they are eligible for 12 hours of preschool after they turn 3. They will then be eligible for 15 hours per week of preschool in the year before they start school.
If you have a child with disability or additional needs, they might be able to start preschool earlier if there are places available. Talk to us if this applies to you. Being given early entry to preschool does not guarantee early entry to school.
An earlybird payment of $680 is also available if you choose to pay the entire parent contribution in your child’s first term of preschool.