Welcome to the Jack and Jill Kindergarten – Hornsby
Jack and Jill is a non-profit community-based preschool servicing Hornsby and surrounding suburbs for children aged three to five years of age. At Jack and Jill we provide a caring and educational preschool program. Your child’s wellbeing and happiness is our top priority.
NOW TAKING WAITING LIST APPLICATIONS FOR 2022
Waiting list applications are taken from 2 years. We do take emergency waiting list applications for children going to school next year as well as our normal waiting list applications. Placements may come up during the year, and will be offered as per our priority of access guidelines.
We are currently unable to offer visitors tours of our preschool due to the current COVID-19 outbreak and stay-at-home orders. See our downloads section for an application form, call 0415 063 917 to speak to our Office Administrator during office hours (Mon, Wed & Fri 8.30 to 12.30pm during school terms), or email us at email@example.com
You may scan and email your wait list form to firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to pay the waitlist fee of $30.00 via bank deposit as outlined on our waitlist application form.
Our preschool welcomes children to attend from 3 years old to 5 years old, prior to starting Primary School.
We are required by the NSW State Government under our Start Strong Funding Guidelines to give priority of access to:
- children who are at least 4 years old on or before the 31 July in that preschool year and not enrolled or registered at a school
- children who are at least 3 years old on or before 31 July in that preschool year and from low income and/or Aboriginal families
- children with English language needs
- children with disability and/or additional needs (placements limited)
- children who are at risk of significant harm (from a child protection perspective).
In addition to the requirements above, our preschool gives next highest priority to returning families, where the child turns 3 before 31 December the year before requested placement.
Start Strong aims to improve affordability of early childhood education and increase the number of children participating for 600 hours in a quality early childhood education program in the year before school. In keeping with this objective it is a condition of enrolment at The Jack and Jill Kindergarten that children not be enrolled in another community based preschool (start strong funded). We understand that families may require additional days of care and suggest they use Long Day Care centres that receive Child Care Subsidy (CCS) as this does not then deny other families an opportunity to send children to our
Families may find this website helpful when searching for early childhood education options that best suit their family's needs: https://www.startingblocks.gov.au/