Our Kindergarten

Welcome to the Port Lincoln Children’s Centre. We look forward to a long and happy partnership with you and your family.

This webpage has information about our session times, childcare, enrolment, fees and bus services. For more detailed information about the Centre, please refer to our Parent Information page.

If you have any questions please feel free to ask our staff.

We offer a bus service for children who do not have transport.

Hot lunch is provided by childcare for $1.00 a day.

Please bring in a piece of fruit to share for morning and afternoon tea.

Session Times

4 year old kindy operates:
  • Monday: 8:45am – 3:00pm
  • Tuesday: 8:45am – 3:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:45am – 12:00pm
3 year old Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kindy operates:
  • Thursday: 8:45am – 3:00pm
  • Friday: 8:45am – 3:00pm
Kindergarten Daily Routine
8:30 | Bus run begins

8:45 | Kindy open – Welcome parents and children sign-in, organise lunches and lockers. Inside activities and play.

9:30 | Bus children arrive – Organise lunches and lockers. Indoor/outdoor free play.

10:15 | Helper of the day rings the bell for ‘mat time’ – Roll call, small groups, singing, stories.

10:30 | Wash hands – Morning tea, fruit, crackers and milk

10:40 | Indoor/outdoor free play

11:30 | Wash hands – Lunch

12:00 | Relaxation and quiet activities

12:15 | Outdoorplay – Bike track – Rec area

2:00 | Pack-up – Inside/outside

2:15 | Mat time

2:30 | Wash hands – Afternoon tea, fruit and snacks

3:00 | Kindy finished and bus run begins

Please note: Kindy closes at 12:00 every Wednesday

Childcare

Childcare Information Sheet

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Waiting list application form

1.00MB – Adobe PDF

Enrolling your child

50KB – Adobe PDF

Childcare Daily Schedule

Following a daily schedule assists children feel secure because they can depend on a consistent routine and predict events of the day. Our daily schedule is flexible, to promote your child’s development and interests. We are child directed, not guided by the clock.

Childcare Daily Routine
8:30-9:45 | Centre opens – Welcome parents and children. Learning activities.

9:45-10:00 | Prepare for morning tea – Tidy up; singing; stories; wash hands.

10:00-10:15 | Morning Tea – fruit, crackers, cheese & milk.

10:15-11:30 | Indoor/outdoor learning activities and play – eg. art; construction; ball games; sandpit; movement; pretend play; obstacle courses.

11:30 | Wash hands and lunch.

12:00 | Prepare for rest/sleep time.

1:00 | Quiet activities as children wake up – Indoor/outdoor learning activities and play.

2:45-3:00 | Afternoon snack – wash hands eat afternoon tea.

3:00-4:30 | Indoor/outdoor learning activities and play.

4:30-5:15 | Pack up, quiet activities until parents arrive. Encourage children to help. Greet parents.

5:15 | Centre Closes

Enrolment

Preschool Enrolment Information

581KB – Adobe PDF

Fees

  • 4 year old: $51.50
  • 3 year old: $41.50

Policies and Procedures

Please take the time to read our policies and procedures on our Key Documents page, which provide more specific information regarding the centre.

Kindy Bus Service

The kindy bus can collect children for the kindy sessions and return them home. Priority will be given to parents who do not have transport so their children to access the kindy. Parents who have transport are encouraged to bring their children in to kindy. Parents who wish to visit the kindy program or who are willing to come in as parent helpers can also travel on the bus, numbers permitting. The bus is also used for excursions. The bus is not available to transport childcare children to and from home.

Please notify the centre on 86833073 between 8.15am – 9.00am if your child is not attending kindy or if you have made other travel arrangements to get them to kindy. The bus has a CB radio and our staff can contact the driver to let him know any changes. This helps all children to be on the bus for the minimal time each day.

photo of the plcc bus

Staff Information

Director
Joanne Smith

Preschool Staff – 3 & 4 Year old Programs

Teachers:
Nadine Bilney, Rose Berrett and Roxanne Ware

Support Workers:
Mary Ware, Lisa Webster, Emma Smith, Rebecca Shillabeer and Sharlie Smith

Childcare Staff

Assistant Director: Lynn Bilney
Team Leaders:
Rebecca Shillabeer
Educators: Emma Smith, Robyn Brown, Kelsey Neighbour and Stacey Hodgkiss

Bus Driver
Kingsley Bilney

Admin/Finance
Kerry Szoke

Cook
Dannielle Miegel

Port Lincoln Children’s Centre employs professional enthusiastic people who have a strong commitment to the caring and education of children.  The team is made up of staff that is qualified with many years of experience.

All staff employed at the centre undergoes a Criminal History Check, hold a current RAN-EC certificate and Child Safe Environment Certificate. Staff regularly participates in professional training to keep skills relevant and up to date.  Consistency is important to children and we try to use relief staff if needed from our regular pool.

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