Stawell preschool enrolments being taken

Registrations are now being taken for four year old children requiring a preschool placement at Stawell's Marrang and Cooinda Community Preschools for next year.

Noah at Marrang preschool. Registrations are now being taken for preschools in Stawell for next year.

Noah at Marrang preschool. Registrations are now being taken for preschools in Stawell for next year.

To ensure a placement for your child, registrations need to be made by August 1, 2014. Registrations can be made after this date, but placements cannot be guaranteed for late enquiries.

Marrang and Cooinda Preschools are operated by the community and offer a high quality preschool service to Stawell and district families.

With more than 60 years experience in program delivery, their educational programs are supported by the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework, the National Quality Framework and experienced and qualified Teachers and Educators.

Preschool is a very important step in a child's development. It improves health and wellbeing, develops social skills and encourages a thirst for learning.

The independence skills gained by children will aid in a smoother transition to Prep.

While making friends, children will learn to use language, be confident, explore, problem solve and to get along with others.

New experiences and activities develop important building blocks that will help children to read and write as they move towards Primary School.

What can Stawell and District Preschool offer your family?

Low cost funded four-year-old program of 15 hours per week at a cost of $2.06 per hour (2014).

Free funded four-year-old program to families who hold an eligible Health Care Card or Pension Card. At present there is no other service in Stawell offering this opportunity.

Free Early Start Programs for three-year-old families of Aboriginal/Torres Strait origins or children known to Child Protection Agencies.

Kindergarten programs or activity groups for three-year-old children. Three-year-old services are not funded by the State or Commonwealth Government and is a user pays service. The current cost is $215 per ten week term (2014). The 2014 group is full to capacity and enrolments for 2015 are now being taken. Sessions usually run for a four hour block.

Registration sessions will be held at the Marrang Preschool, 87-89 D'Arcy Street, Stawell, 9am to 11am on June 18 and July 16.

Registration packs can be posted out in the mail.

All registration inquiries can be made by phoning Nita Evans, enrolment officer, 0402 347608 or 5358 1249.


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