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. 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. However, 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. Note: Effective 1 January 2019, The NSW State Government will also fund 3 year olds, but only at 25% of the funding received for 4 year olds, increasing to 50% in 2022.
Enrol now –
- Preschool education for your child in the year prior to school
- Long standing, highly experienced and qualified teachers and educators
- Friendly families who will welcome you as part of the Preschool community
- The same children attend the same days in the same class with the same teachers
- Subsidies available for 3 and 4 year old children for families with a Health Care Card and children from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background
Phone us to organise a tour – 9982 6167
Alternatively, please click on the relevant links below to download an Application Form or our Enrolment policy:
CPCK Application Form – PDF format – for you to download, print and send to us
CPCK Application Form – Word Format. For you to download, open in Word, complete, save it on your computer and email it so us.
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.
Priority of Access
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:
- children who are at least 4 years old on or before the 31 July in the preschool year and whom are not enrolled or registered at a school
- children who are at least 3 years old on or before 31 December prior to starting the preschool year and who are from low income and/or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families
- children with Language backgrounds other than English
- children with disability and additional needs
- children who are at risk of significant harm (from a child protection perspective)
- children from socially isolated families
CPCK endeavours to meet the needs of the children and families in our community while complying with the above guidelines.