Welcome to Cherry Crescent Pre-School

We would love to welcome you and your child to Cherry Crescent Pre-school. Cherry Crescent Pre-School is a happy and caring place.  All this information has been designed to help families become familiar with the operations of the Kindergarten so that we may all work towards the common goals of maintaining the Kindergarten as an attractive and efficient learning environment and contributing in a constructive way to each child’s development.

Cherry Crescent Pre-school is supported by the Victorian Government.   We are licensed under the Education and Care Act 2010 and operates according to the regulations set down by this Department which are common to all Kindergartens. Programming is available to parents at all times and is always flexible enough to cater for the individual needs of children.  The children are encouraged to make progress in areas such as science and technology, literacy and numeracy, creativity, sensory play, imaginary play, musical development, active play, hand skills and environmental care.  Another important aim is to help children build awareness and curiosity about the world around them.  All the Educator's at Cherry Crescent Pre-Schoool ensures that a caring, stable and positive environment is created for the children, and parent involvement is both welcomed and encouraged at any time.

  2017 SESSION TIMES

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
 AM 

Green Group

8:30am - 12:15pm

Green Group

8:30am - 12:15pm

Green Group

8:30am - 12:15pm

Red Group

8:30am - 12:15pm

Red Group

8:30am - 12:15pm

 PM

Red Group

1:00pm - 4:45pm

Red Group

1:00pm - 4:45pm

Blue Group

(3 year olds)

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Green Group

1:00pm - 4:45pm

Blue Group

(3 year olds)

1:00pm - 4:00pm

 

FOUR YEAR OLD FULL FEES FAMILIES

Our Four Year Old Fees are $240.00 per Term for 15 hours per week, if you DO NOT hold one of the below cards.

 

FAMILIES ELIBIBLE FOR FREE FOUR YEAR OLD KINDERGARTEN

Your family may be eligile to access Free Kindergarten in any of the following circumstances:-

• Your child is identified by a parent, carer or legal guardian as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander

• Your child is identified on their birth certificate as being a multiple birth child (triplets or more)

•  Your child holds or has a parent or guardian who holds one of the following:-

             - Commonwealth Health Care Card

             - Commonwealth Pensioner Concession Card

             - Department of Veterans' Affairs Gold or White Card

             - ImmiCard

             - Refugee or Asylum Seeker Visa 200-204, 786 or 866

             -  Bridging Visa A-E.

 

THREE YEAR OLD FEES

Our Three Year Olds fees are $270.00 per Term for 6 hours per week.

In Victoria, all Three Year Old Kindergarten programs do NOT receive Victorian State Government Funding, therefore there is NO CONCESSIONS.

 

HOW TO ENROL YOUR CHILD

TO ATTEND OUR

3 YEAR OLD PROGRAM OR OUR 4 YEAR OLD PROGRAM

At Cherry Crescent Pre-school, we use the Maribyrnong City Council's Central Registration System. You can obtain an Application Form from either the Maribyrnong City Council or from Cherry Crescent Pre-school. A non-refunable fee of $20.00 is required with each application. There is NO charge for families with a valid subsidy card or visa. 

The fee can be paid in person at Maribyrnong Council Offices by cash, cheque, EFTPOS and credit card or by post with a cheque or money order payable to Maribynong City Council (please do not send cash by post).

The Application Form may be submitted with supporting documention and payment:

In Person: Maribyrnong Council Offices           

                   Customer Service                                  

                   Cnr Hyde & Napier Streets                     

                   FOOTSCRAY  3011

Or you can obtain an Application form from Cherry Crescent Pre-School and it can be scanned to the Maribyrnong Council Office if you DO have a valid Subsidy Card or Visa.

Post to:     Early Years Services

                   Maribyrnong City Council

                   P.O Box 58

                   FOOTSCRAY     3011

For more information please call Early Years Services on 9688 0116 or email earlyyearscentralregister@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au

or contact Cherry Crescent Pre-school on 9311 2207 or email cherry.crescent.kin@kindergarten.vic.gov.au

 

CHECK LIST NEEDED TO FILL OUT AN APPLICATION FORM

• Proof of birth date attached - copy of birth notice, birth certificate, immunsation record or passort

• Proof of residence - utititiles bill, or rates notice with name and address clearly identified

• At  least one kind of contact details is shown in Parent 1 on the enrolment form

Supporting documentation - where applicable

Signed and dated.  

                                                                      

IMMUNISATION ENROLMENT REQUIREMENTS IN VICTORIA 

By law (in effect from 1 January 2016), to finalise enrolment for your child, you must provide our Kindergarten with an immunisation status certificate that shows your child is:

• up to date with vaccinations for their age OR

• on a vaccine catch-up schedule OR

• has a medical condition preventing them from being fully vaccinated.

 What is an immunisation status certificate?

It is a statement showing the vaccines your child has received. The most common type of immunisation status certificate is an Immunisation History Statement for Australian Childhood Immunisation Register.

'Homeopathic immunisation' is not a recognised form of immunisation. 

What is this document used for?
To finialised enrolment. To accept an offered place at our Kindergarten, you must provide us with an immunisation status certificate.  This is done during our Orientation Day which occurs in November, the year before your child is due to start.

To keep children safe. If there is a disease outbreak at our Kindergarten, the document is used to identify children at risk( for example, children too young to be fully immunised against a disease) who may need to stay away from the Kindergarten until it is safe for them to return.

What if l cannot get this document?

In some circumstances a 16 week 'grace period' can be applied, so your child can start while you organise the document. Please see an Educator if this applies to you.

HOW DO I GET AN IMMUNISATION STATUS CERTIFICATE?

Request an Immunsation History Statement from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR)

•   phone 1800 653 809

•   email acir@medicareaustralia.gov.au

•   visit www.medicareaustralia.gov.au/online

•   visit a Medicare service centre.

See your doctor or local council

A doctor or local council immunisation service can also provide an immunisation status certificate. To be used for enrolment, the document/s need to contain the same details as an ACIR Immunisation History Statement and be signed by the immunisation provider.

How do l tell if my child is 'up to date'?
Review your child's most recent ACIR Immunisation History Statement. At the bottom of the statement there is a section titled 'Next due immunisation(s)'. If the date of the next due vaccination is in the future, then your child's immunisation are up to date for their age.

If your child has completed all their childhood vaccinations there will be no vaccines listed under the 'Next due immunisation(s)' heading.

What do l do when my child has vaccinations AFTER enrolling?
After each vaccination, you need to provide an Educator with an updated immunisation status certificate to then be included into your child's records.

More Information

Better Health Channel - www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au

Department of Health and Human Services Website - www.health.vic.gov.au/immunisation

For translated information  - www.health.vic.gov.au/immunisation

TRANSLATING AND INTERPRETING SERVICE CALL 131 450

 

  •  We have tried to include all the details that will help you to get to know our Kindergarten, but if you have any queries please do not hesitate to Contact Us.