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

A: Email: director@emmerickstreet.com.au or Phone: 9810 4845.

NB: The office is unattended on Tuesdays.

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

A: Yes. We are an Allergy Aware Preschool. Any child with an allergy or anaphylaxis is required to provide an authorised medical ‘Action Plan’ 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.