Preschool & Kindergarten

14 Articles
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What is pre-school?

An overview of pre-school including what it is, who it is for, how it is different to child care, operating hours, how much it costs and how to find a service.

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First day at pre-school

Tips and tricks for planning and preparing for your child's first day at pre-school including what to expect, how to prepare and how to make it special.

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Preparing your child for school | CareforKids.com.au

Preparing your child for the transition to 'big' school including what to expect, what you can do to help and ideas for improving your child's school readiness.

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Top tips to help your pre-schooler thrive at big school

Tips and tricks for ensuring your pre-schooler thrives at ‘big’ school, including school readiness, what to expect and how you can support your child.

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The transition from child care to pre-school and school | CareforKids.com.au

Transitioning to pre-school or school from a beloved child care centre is a big milestone for children. Planning and preparation can help ensure a positive experience.

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A great new way to find funded kindergarten in Victoria

How Victoria’s Kinder Tick program supports parents to find early education and care services and the positive impacts of kindergarten for children in later life.

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What is the Preschool Reform Funding Agreement?

How the Preschool Reform Funding Agreement aims to boost preschool attendance and support children with school readiness.

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What is the preschool exemption to the Child Care Subsidy activity test?

The Child Care Subsidy activity test exemption and how it applies to parents of children in the year before they start primary school.

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Expert advice to help your child transition to school

Dr Kate Highfield from Early Childhood Australia, explains how parents can support preschoolers to transition to big school despite absences and disruption caused by COVID-19.

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The ins and outs of preschool

All children are entitled to attend 600 hours of a high quality preschool program in the year before starting school. Learn how preschool varies from long day care and what it costs to attend.

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How educators help children prepare for big school

How educators can support families and children to successfully transition to big school.

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When should preschoolers transition to big school?

How to decide whether to send your four-year-old to school or re-enrol them in early childhood education.

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Settling into child care: Strategies for success

Separation anxiety tips for parents and caregivers who are preparing to send their child of to child care for the first time.