Services

Playgroup

St Martin’s Kindergarten has a playgroup running every Friday. Children can attend Playgroup during terms 1, 2, 3 and 4. It is open for all families for children from birth to five years of age. Playgroup utilises the kindergarten equipment and resources and with the support of kindergarten staff. Playgroup is a great opportunity for families to familiarise themselves with the Kindergarten facilities and make new friends. Parents are responsible for their own children during the session. Please bring along a hat.

Last year we regularly welcomed Highland Hustle to Playgroup and hope to again in term 2, if there is interest. Highland Hustle Tots is a unique class to develop movements, rhythm, dance, coordination and confidence. Great fun is the priority, as children engage, play and smile together.

Fridays: 12:30pm to 2:00pm (during school terms)

Fees: $4 per session or $30 per term

Transition to Kindy

As an introduction to St Martin’s Kindergarten transition is offered. Your child is able to attend one two and a half hour session per week for five weeks in term three or four prior to starting Kindergarten. These sessions are designed as an orientation to Kindy and allow your child to become familiar with the centre, the staff and routines before beginning full time Kindy.

Fees: $50

Extended Transition to Kindy

We have a limited number of positions available for children to attend one session per week (Fridays 9am-12:30pm) for 7 weeks in Term four.

Fees: $100

Kindergarten

Children are entitled to access 4 terms of preschool in the year before they start school. There is one intake at the beginning of each year for children who turn 4 years of age before 1st May. If your child turns 4 on or after 1st May, they can start at the beginning of the following year. Children are able to attend 15 hours of Kindergarten per week.

The following combinations are available:

  • One full day & three half days per week
  • Two full days & one half day per week
  • Five full days per fortnight

Morning Sessions: Monday-Friday 9:00am to 12 noon

Full Day Sessions: Monday-Thursday 9:00am to 3:00pm

Fees: $180 per term (discount of $40 available for families that pay one upfront payment for the year)

Early Entry

Early entry to preschool may be offered to:

  • children with additional needs and/or disability
  • children with significant extenuating family or individual circumstances
  • children with emerging English as an additional language or dialect (EALD)
  • children who are at significant risk due to family circumstances.

The child may attend preschool for up to 6 hours in term 4, prior to the child starting their eligible preschool year.

Before and After Kindy Care

Kindy sessions run from 9am – 3pm. If you require care for your child outside these times, we offer before care daily from 8am – 9am in the morning and after care (Monday—Thursday) 3pm – 5pm in the afternoon. If our service times prevent your access, please contact our directors.

Please see table below for 2021 prices.

TimeDaily Casual RateDaily Term Booking Rate
8:00 – 9:00am$6$6
3:00 – 4:00pm$6$6
3:00 – 5:00pm$12$10
8:00 – 9:00am & 3:00 – 5:00pm $15

Occasional Care

We are able to offer some occasional care to children who are enrolled and attending our Kindergarten. This is dependent on spaces and we need to give priority to Kindy children, Please speak to the director to enquire about this.

If you would like to enrol your child at St Martin’s Kindy please download our Preliminary Enrolment Form, or contact us so we can email or post one out to you.