Welcome to Cherry Crescent Pre-School

Cherry Crescent Pre-School acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of whose land we build our community today. We recognise the traditional custodians of country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures and to elders both past and present.

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.

Cherry Crescent Pre-School does everything it can to help make children safe and we have a zero tolerance for child abuse.

 

 

 4 YEAR OLD

ROTATIONAL TIMETABLE

15 HOURS PER WEEK

7½ HOUR SESSIONS TWICE A WEEK

 

Days/Hours Group  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

     2 days x 7 ½ hours

        = 15 hours

          A 

8:30am - 4:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

8:30am - 4:00pm

 

 

      2 days x 7 ½ hours

         = 15 hours

          B

8:30am - 4:00pm

               

       

8:30am - 4:00pm

 

 

      2 days x 7½ hours

         = 15 hours

          C

 

 

8:30am - 4:00pm

  8:30am - 4:00pm

 

      2 days x 7 ½ hours

          = 15 hours

          D

 

 8:30am - 4:00pm

 

 

 8:30am - 4:00pm

 

FOUR YEAR OLD KINDERGARTEN FEES

Our Four Year Old Fees for 2020 are $440.00 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

             - a Temporary Protection/Humanitarian Visa (447,451 and 785) or a Resolution of Status (RoS), Class CD, Subclass 851

             - a Refugee/Special Humanitarian Visa (200-217)

             - an Asylum Seeker Bridging Visa (A-F).

 

 

3 YEAR OLD

ROTATIONAL TIMETABLE

5 HOURS PER WEEK

2 ½ HOUR SESSIONS TWICE A WEEK

 

Choose Green Group 1

OR

Green Group 2 from BELOW

             
             
             
Days/Hours Group Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

1 day 

2 ½ hours

Green Group 1

   

10:00am - 12:30pm

 

   

1 day 

2 ½ hours

Green Group 2

   

1:30pm - 4:00pm

 

   

ALSO CHOOSE

ONE Group from BELOW

A, B, C OR D GROUP

 

Days/Hours Group Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Green Group 1

or

Green Group 2 from above plus A Group

= 5 Hours

 

 

A

 

 

10:00am - 12:30pm

       

Green  Group 1

or

Green 2 from above plus B Group

= 5 Hours

 

 

B

 

 

1:30pm - 4:00pm

       

Green Group 1

or

Green Group 2 from above plus C Group

= 5 Hours

 

 

C

       

 

 

10:00am - 12:30pm

Green Group 1

or

Green Group 2 from above plus D Group

= 5 Hours

 

 

D

       

 

 

1:30pm - 4:00pm

 

 

THREE YEAR OLD KINDERGARTEN FEES

Our Three Year Old fees for 2020 are $400.00 per Term for 5 hours per week.

You also have the option of only attending once a week for 3 ½ hours per week for $300.00 per Term.

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-refundable fee 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 documentation and payment:

In Person at:
Maribyrnong Council Offices           
Customer Service                                  
Cnr Hyde & Napier Streets                     
FOOTSCRAY  3011
 
OR
 
Braybrook Hub Reception (between 10am-12pm Monday to Friday)
Churchill Avenue
BRAYBROOK 3019

 

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:- [email protected]maribyrnong.vic.gov.au
                                                                                                       website:- www.maribyrnong.vic.gov.au/CRS           

You can also contact Cherry Crescent Pre-school on 9311 2207 or email:- [email protected]

 

CHECK LIST NEEDED TO FILL OUT AN APPLICATION FORM

• Proof of birth date attached - copy of birth notice, birth certificate, immunisation record or passport

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

• At  least one kind of contact details is shown in Parent 1 on the enrollment 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 from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register.

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

What is this document used for?
To finialise enrollment. 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 Immunisation History Statement from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR)

•   phone 1800 653 809

•   email [email protected]

•   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 enrollment, 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.