Services we provide:

PRE-ENTRY: (In the term prior to full-time kindy)
This is an opportunity for children to get to know the kindergarten, its routine, staff and other children before starting full time kindergarten. We have two intakes of children in term one and term three. This means we run pre-entry (a transition program for the children that will start) in term two and term four. Please contact the kindergarten for further information on our Pre-entry program.


Full time kindergarten comprises of 15 hours per week for the 12 months prior to school entry. The policy of the Department of Education (DfE) is that children are entitled to no more than four terms of “full time kindergarten” before starting school. From 2023 onwards, there are two intakes per year, one in Term 1 and one in Term 3. Your child is entitled to start kindergarten in Term 1 (ie. beginning of the year) if they have turned 4 years old by the end of April. If your child’s birthday falls between 1 May – 31 October (ie. they turn 4 years of age), they are eligible to start in Term 3. Please view https://www.education.sa.gov.au/parents-and-families/enrol-school-or-preschool/preschool-and-kindergarten-enrolment/when-your-child-can-start-preschool for further information. Children with additional learning needs may attend kindy for longer than four terms if they would benefit by early entry or an extension of time.

This needs to be done in consultation with, and at the discretion of the Director. This is done on a case by case basis.

Families can access this service for their child from 7:30am-9am (before the kindergarten session begins) and from 3:00pm-5:00pm (after the kindergarten session has finished). There is a fee of $5 per half hour . This can be arranged with the Director as a permanent booking or as a casual booking on the days your child attends kindergarten.

Occasionally a special situation may arise when children need care for longer than their normal session. “Emergency Care” may be arranged with the Director (at the Director’s discretion). There is a fee for this service.

"Playgroup" is for children younger than kindergarten age. A parent or care-provider is required to remain with the child at all times and be responsible for their child’s play and packing up. There is a small fee of $3 per family for each playgroup session. Further details are available from the staff.

Our centre has access to outside specialist personnel such as, Psychologists, Speech Pathologists, Social Workers and Special Education Advisors. Children who have additional developmental needs may be supported by the service. Discussions between parents and staff may indicate the need for a referral for additional support.

This program is run through Concordia Kindergarten across two days per term. Parents/Caregivers must directly contact the Director to make an inquiry for the dates and appointment availability. Parents/Caregivers can also book the ‘4 Year old Heath Checks’ directly with CaFHS or through a GP (doctor). Find your local Child and Family Health Service centre at www.cafhs.sa.gov.au. To make an appointment, call 1300 733 606 between 9am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.