Parent Information

Occasional Care

This program is for children aged 2 years to preschool age.

Our occasional Care offers care for children on a casual basis, with qualified staff. This service is suitable for families who do not need child care on a regular basis but would like to have their children cared for occasionally.

Children enjoy a range of play activities in a nurturing and stimulating environment, with time spent both in the occasional care room and within the wider kindergarten setting.

We offer 3 sessions per week:

TUESDAY: 8:30am – 11:30am
WEDNESDAY: 8:30am – 11:30am AND 12:15pm – 3:15pm
THURSDAY: 8:30am – 11:30am

Sessions are booked weekly, with seven children attending per visit.

Please telephone 8267 2742 to make a booking or organize a visit.

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Kindergarten Enrolment

If your child turns 4 by the 30th April, they are eligible to begin preschool in term 1 of that year. Please contact the kindergarten to complete an expression of interest form. We encourage families to arrange a time to visit the kindergarten.

Please call us on 8267 2742

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Kindergarten Sessions

Children are eligible for one year of kindergarten when they turn 4 by the 30th April.

Green Group: Monday & Tuesday, from 8:30 am to 3:15 pm

Yellow Group: Wednesday & Thursday, from 8:30 am to 3:15 pm

Combined: Friday (fortnightly), from 8:30 am to 11:30 am

Please note the Friday sessions are subject to Federal Government funding.

Governing council

The South Australian government, through the Department of Child Development and Children’s Services, primarily meets the running costs of a kindergarten. This funding includes staff wages, some maintenance and other grants and is determined by the number of enrolments and the complexity of need in the kindergarten community. However not all running costs are met by the government, with parent fees and fundraising meeting the shortfall. This shortfall includes cleaning costs, telephone, garden maintenance and the cost of new resources and equipment.

The kindergarten director with the support of the Governing Council and the assistance of a financial officer is responsible for developing and monitoring a budget so that the kindergarten can continually improve as well as meet day-to-day expenses.

At the Annual General Meeting in February, a Governing council is elected to represent the Lucy Morice Kindergarten community. All meetings are open and new members are welcome.

This is a great opportunity to have a say in your child’s education, understand more about curriculum priorities and goals, generally support the smooth running of the kindergarten and meet new friends along the way.

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