Frequently Asked Questions
Is Preschool the same as Kindergarten?
At what age can my child start preschool?
Can my child start earlier or later?
How many terms does my child spend at preschool?
Is Mawson Lakes Preschool zoned?
Does enrolment at Mawson Lakes Preschool guarantee enrolment at Mawson Lakes School?
Do preschool staff enrol my child at school?
Does Mawson Lakes Preschool offer before or after preschool care?
Only in exceptional circumstances and after negotiation with the Director. This is usually a ‘one off’ occurrence in case of emergency. The preschool does not offer regular before or after preschool care. Mawson Lakes Child Care Centre – Garden Tce campus may be able to help you with before or after preschool care. They can be contacted on 8359 0509 or via email – email@example.com Mawson Lakes School OSHC does not offer places to preschool children.
How many days per week can my child attend preschool?
At Mawson Lakes Preschool we offer two groups for preschool attendance
Purple Group – children attend Monday and Tuesday from 8.30am – 3.15pm and alternative Wednesdays (in the odd weeks of term) from 8.30am – 11.30am.
Green Group – children attend Thursday and Friday from 8.30am – 3.15pm and alternative Wednesdays (in the even weeks of term) from 8.30 – 11.30am
Sessions that are missed due to illness or holidays are not able to be made up.
What are the fees at Mawson Lakes Preschool?
Our Governing Council sets the fees. Fees for 2021 will be $140.00 per term ($560.00 per year).
Fees can be paid via cash, cheque or direct debit. Payments can be made each term, half yearly or in full at the beginning of the year. If you need an alternative payment plan, please talk to one of our staff team.
Who can pick up my child from Preschool?
What about custody issues?
What do children wear to preschool?
Our Sunsmart policy requires children to wear hats all year round … broad brimmed or legionnaire style in the warmer, summer months (generally September to May) and beanies or hoodies in the cooler, winter months (May to September).
Sunscreen is provided by the preschool, however if your child has a sensitivity to sunscreen you will be required to provide a suitable alternative.
Please see our UV and Hot Weather policy for more details.
What food and drinks do children need for preschool?
Your child will need a named cup for accessing drinking water or their own named bottle containing water only.
Please see our Healthy Food Policy and our Safe Food Storage procedure for more details.
Will preschool staff administer medication?
If your child has specific medical needs you will receive a medication plan on enrolment, which will need to be completed by your child’s doctor/specialist. Parents/Carers are responsible for providing all medications which are kept in the kitchen at preschool. If you think your child may need a medical plan, please talk to one of the staff team.