Children attend the year before they are eligible to go to school. Children generally need to be turning 4 by the 31st July to attend in that year. (A table below outlines what year your child is eligible to attend). Children who turn 4 after 31st July attend the following year. Some children do come for 2 years if they are born in Feb-July and the family feels the children would benefit from another year at preschool. Priority will be given to children who must go to school the following year.
Our funding agreement with Department of Education requires us to firstly offer spots to those children eligible to go to school the following year. If vacancies remain after all 4 year old children have been offered a position at our kindergarten, positions will then be offered to 3 year old children but with a higher fee for children turning 4 after 31st July who are not from families with a Low Income Health Care Card, Pension Card or who are not from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.
Families do not need to live in the catchment area to attend our preschool – Enrol now.
Phone us to organise a tour – 9982 6167
2 day group – Monday/Tuesday, or Thursday/Friday
3 day group – Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday, or Wednesday-Thursday-Friday
|DATE OF BIRTH
|1 AUGUST 2018
|31 JULY 2019
|1 AUGUST 2019
|31 JULY 2020
|1 AUGUST 2020
|31 JULY 2021
|1 AUGUST 2021
|31 JULY 2022
|1 AUGUST 2022
|31 JULY 2023
|1 AUGUST 2023
|31 JULY 2024
|1 AUGUST 2024
|31 JULY 2025
|1 AUGUST 2025
|31 JULY 2026
Please note: For 2024 enrolments – all spots have been filled and we still have over 100 names on the waitlist of eligible age children for 2024. We are therefore no longer taking names on the 2024 waitlist.
Please note: For 2025 enrolments – we already have a very long waitlist for 2025. We are therefore no longer taking names on the 2025 waitlist.
To add your child’s name to our waitlist, please submit via our Online Application Form.
We encourage families to visit the preschool where we can show you what we offer, explain what we do and answer any questions you may have. We ask that parents ring beforehand to make a time to visit.
CPCK will follow the Priority of Access Guidelines at all times when enrolling children. The waiting list application will reflect these guidelines to ensure that enrolment at our Preschool is provided to families using these priorities.
The Priority of Access Guidelines followed by community-based preschools are defined by the NSW State Government funding agreements. Priority is given to the groups outlined by the NSW Department of Education, in no particular order, before any other group including non-equity three year olds and families who have previously had a sibling at the centre and who wish for additional siblings to attend the preschool for 2 years however are not of preschool age. Enrolment of these groups of children is dependent upon the wait list being exhausted of all children according to the Priority of Access Guidelines.
NSW Department of Education Priority of Access Guidelines
There is no order of priority assigned to the list. The guidelines are intended to assist services with making enrolment decisions in a way that seeks to allocate places to those in the greatest need. In no particular order, CPCK gives equal priority of access to:
CPCK endeavours to meet the needs of the children and families in our community while complying with the above guidelines.