Whitehorse Pre-School Association (WPSA)
Our Kindergarten is part of the Whitehorse Pre School Association and participates in the central enrolment scheme. Our committee includes one volunteer who attends WSPA meetings, representing our Kindergarten, and reports back to the Committee on a regular basis.
Children can be enrolled from the time your child turns two. You can visit their website W.P.S.A
Tour’s of our Kindergarten can be done on Tuesdays and Friday by appointment.
Please ensure you call us on 9898 1994 to make a booking for a day/time that suits you.
Enrolments & FeesAll enrolments for Woodhouse Grove Kindergarten are managed by the Whitehorse Pre-School Association, (WSPA), via a central enrolment scheme. All enrolment applications are required to be submitted by the end of June of the preceding year. A copy of our enrolment policy is available within the policies folder and on the Woodhouse Grove Kindergarten website. Application forms can also be obtained directly from the staff at the Kindergarten.
Please note when enrolling your child that:
- All children must have attained the age of four years by the 30th of April in the year of attendance to attend 4 year old Kindergarten.
- Children must have turned three by the 30th of April in the year of attendance to attend 3 year old kindergarten, and may only attend once they have turned three (see below).
Offers of a place in the Kindergarten will be made in August and notification of acceptance must be made within the designated period. If no acceptance is received the place will be offered to a child on the waiting list.
Children turning 3 after the commencement of the kinder year
Children who turn 3 in February, March or April are eligible to attend 3 year old kinder of that year, but cannot begin attending sessions until their third birthday. This is due to regulations relating to child to educator ratios for children of different age groups. We are not able to have parents accompany children during these sessions, as past experience has shown that the regular presence of parents other than those rostered as helpers for the session creates difficulties for the whole group settling in.
The teaching staff will make every effort to ensure that children who start kindergarten after the beginning of the year have the support that they need to settle in and have a happy start to their kindergarten experience. Given that a place is being reserved for children who do not start kinder at the first session, full fees must still be paid.
The Kindergarten is a non-profit service organisation providing pre-school services for 3 and 4 year old children. The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) provides some funding for kindergarten but does not cover the full costs of running the Kindergarten. Fees are therefore charged for all children attending.
The committee sets fees after the Treasurer has formulated a budget and is committed to setting fees that are affordable to families and will enable the ongoing viability of the kindergarten. Please note that term fees are non-refundable.
Term 1 fees are due and payable on or before the Annual General Meeting (AGM) which is held in late November the previous year. Notices regarding collection day and the amount due will be left in each family’s notice pocket for 2nd, 3rd and 4th term. It is your obligation to discuss any other fee paying arrangement with the Committee person responsible.
Fees for 2018:
- 4 Year Old Group for 15 hours per week: $440 per term
- 3 Year Old Group for 6 hours per week: $360 per term
Fees for 2019:
- 4 Year Old Group for 15 hours per week: $455 per term
- 3 Year Old Group for 6 hours per week: $375 per term
These fees are payable two weeks before the end of the previous term.
Please note that cash payments will only be accepted by the appropriate enrolment officer and a time will need to be arranged with the enrolment officer for cash payments.
For children attending 4 year old group, the State Government provides an extra subsidy for families on a Health Care Card or pension, so please write the CRN number on your child’s enrolment form and present the card for photocopying. Your term fees will be reduced by the amount of the subsidy.
Sessions4 year old group
- Monday 9.30am-2.30pm
- Tuesday 8.30am – 1.30pm
- Thursday 8.30am – 1.30pm
3 year old group
- Wednesday 9.30am – 12.30pm
- Friday 9.30am – 12.30pm
Please call us to organise a tour with one of our educators or if you have any questions.
112 Woodhouse Grove
Box Hill North VIC 3129
03 9898 1994