2 Year Old Pre-Kinder

 

Q. Do you take enrolments midway through the year?

A. Based on availability, yes we do!

Q. What is the minimum number of 2 Year Old Pre-Kinder sessions I must enrol my child into?

A. Children must be enrolled into a minimum of two Pre-Kinder sessions per week. For many children, coming to Bubbles Pre-School will be their first time being away from their parents. Our teachers strongly recommend that children attend at least two sessions of Pre-Kinder per week so that they are familiar and comfortable with their teachers, surroundings and the program routine. A week is a very long time in the life of a toddler and frequency can greatly enhance their confidence, sense of trust and ability to enjoy and participate in their group.

Q. How old does my child need to be to start 2 Year Old Pre-Kinder?

A. 2 Year Old Pre-Kinder Program: children preferably need to turn 2 years old by 31 March of the commencement year (near enough is fine though).

Q. Can I claim some of the fees back through CentreLink or the Child Care Subsidy?

A. No sorry, as we are not a provider of long day child care (8 continuous hours per day) we do not qualify for approval.

Q. Does Bubbles follow the school holiday calendar?

A. Pre-Kinder children have one of the two holiday weeks off. The 2 Year Olds generally settle back better only taking one week's holiday.

Q. When can I tour Bubbles Pre-School?

A. Please call us to make a time that is mutually convenient. Drop-ins are welcome, but we cannot guarantee that there will be someone available to tour you.

3 & 4 Year Old Kinder

Q. What are the teacher to child ratios?

A.  3 & 4 Year Old Kinder: 1 teacher to 11 children or less.

Q. How old does my child need to be to start 3 Year Old or 4 Year Old Kinder?

A. 

3 Year Old Kinder Program: children must turn 3 years old by 31 March of the commencement year.

4 Year Old Kinder Program: children must have turned 4 years old by 31 March of the commencement year.

Q. If my child is in Kinder, do I get some of the funding money back?

A. All funded kindergartens apply the funding they receive from the Government to the fees, so the fee amount you are quoted has already taken the funding amount out of the advertised fees. Bubbles Pre-School does not receive kinder funding.

Q. What if my child needs to do an additional year of Kinder because they're not quite school-ready. Is this possible?

A. Yes, if your child is not ready for 4 Year Old Kinder or School and would benefit from an additional year of 3 or 4 Year Old Kinder you may elect to do this. Our 3 and 4 Year Old Kinder programs are exceptionally rich in content and offer a structured learning environment that will assist your child in preparing for their next phase. 

Q. What is the difference between Bubbles and a local Kinder?

A. Our program has a more structured approach, where the children enjoy programmed time in the Music Room, Art Room and Library. This learning environment mimics a school setting and makes the transition to school smooth and seamless. Children who graduate from our Kinder program are noted by prep teachers to be generally more 'school ready' than their peers from local Kinders.

Q. What schools do the children mostly go to after Bubbles?

A. Malvern Primary, Malvern Central Primary, St Mary's Primary, Lloyd Street Primary and Solway Primary are popular choices due to their proximity to Bubbles, but this list is not definitive. 

Q. Does Bubbles follow the school holiday calendar?

​A.  3 & 4 Year Old, Kinder: we follow the private school holiday calendar.
Easter break 2 weeks, June/July break 3 weeks, September break 2 weeks.

Q. Do you run a School Holiday Program?

​A.  Yes, we do. Each year is different though, so get in touch with us to confirm which days in the holiday weeks we're running a school holiday program.

 

Q. When can I tour Bubbles Pre-School?

A. Please call us to make a time that is mutually convenient. Drop-ins are welcome, but we cannot guarantee that there will be someone available to tour you.

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