Q: How do I make an appointment to see the Preschool?

A: Email: director@emmerickstreet.com.au or Phone: 9810 4845 (Tues to Friday). NB: The office is unattended on Mondays.

Q: Is there a waiting list?

A: Yes, there is a waiting list. Children must be at least two years old to go on the waiting list.  In August, the Preschool will contact the parents of children who will be offered a place. Priority is given in line with the Department of Education’s priority of access guidelines.

Q: What does my child need to bring to Preschool?

A:  A large backpack that can fit all their belongings containing:

  • A healthy lunch and drink – no lollies, sweet biscuits or chips please.  In a lunch box. (no cooler bags as lunches are refrigerated)
  • A piece of fruit or healthy snack in a separate container for morning tea.  This could be fruit, vegetables, cheese, olives, yogurt or dried fruit.
  • A complete spare set of clothes (including underpants, more than one pair if your child is prone to accidents).
  • Wet weather gear for rainy days (gumboots and raincoats).

Please make sure your child’s name is clearly marked on all belongings.

Please apply sunscreen and mosquito repellent each day before coming to Preschool.

We ask that the children do not bring toys from home into the Preschool.  A comfort toy may be appropriate during the settling in period.

Q: Does the Preschool provide food?

A:  No. Children need to bring their own morning tea, lunch and water bottle each day. Cooking experiences are included in our program and the children will be able to taste their cooking.

Q :  What do we do when we arrive?

A: Upon arriving at Preschool:

  • Sign your child in on the daily sign-in sheet located in the foyer. You must also sign your child out when you pick them up.
  • Encourage your child to:
    • Hang up their bag up in the locker room.
    • Put their own lunchbox in the fridge located in the kitchen.
    • Put their morning tea in the fridge in the outdoor dining room.
    • Put their drink bottle in the plastic container provided.

Feel free to spend a short time playing with your child to help them settle in.  This is especially helpful when first starting at Preschool. When you decide to go please let an educator know and they will assist your child to settle into the day after they have said “goodbye”.

Q: Does the Preschool cater for children with allergies or Asthma?

A: Yes. We have a NUT FREE policy. Action plans and medications must be provided. See Policies.

Q: Does my child need to be immunised?

A: Yes, under the NSW Public Health Act 2010, an approved Immunisation History Statement or Immunisation History Form from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) must be provided in order for you to enrol your child. See useful links.

Q: Do you offer the Child Care Subsidy?

A: No, we are funded by the NSW state government and child care subsidies are not applicable in Preschool services.