Our Statement of Commitment to Child Safety:
The Jack & Jill Kindergarten is committed to child safety and puts the safety and wellbeing of children at the heart of our culture.
We are committed to being an organisation that recognises, respects and promotes children’s rights. We are committed to ensuring children feel happy, safe and empowered and are taken seriously if they raise concerns in relation to their safety and well-being.
Our commitment will be enacted through the implementation and ongoing monitoring of the Child Safe Standards. We are aware of our duty of care and responsibilities to children and will always act in their best interests.
We value and support diversity, inclusion and equality. We are committed to the cultural safety of Indigenous children, and children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. We encourage the participation and empowerment of all children regardless of ability, gender, language or culture.
We have zero tolerance of child abuse and are committed to actively contributing to a child safe community where children are protected from abuse. All allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously and consistently with our policies and procedures.
We are committed to regularly training and educating our staff and volunteers, including our Committee (Board of Directors), on child Protection.
Our Child Safe Statement of Commitment applies to all employees, volunteers, students and the Board of Directors.
Hours of operation
Our hours are 8.30am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday. The preschool operates during NSW School Terms and is closed during school holidays and on public holidays.
The office is open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, from 8.30 am to 12.30 pm for enquiries.
Fees are set by the Committee and are tied to the NSW Government funding model. We provide additional financial support to families with low-income and children of Aboriginal/Torres-Strait Islander decent.
Additional Fees: Small additional fees such as a financial membership fees, a social levy fee and a refundable maintenance levy may be payable throughout the year. For more information click on the Fee Structure button above.
Children can be placed on our waiting list from the age of two. Parents and carers must fill in an online Waiting List Application and deposit a $30.00 waiting list application fee (bank account details are provided on the form).
The Jack & Jill Kindergarten is licensed for 40 children per day. The centre has 2 classrooms each accommodating 20 children with two day and three day classes. Each child has their own locker and communal toilets are situated between the classrooms. The centre has a great variety of quality and educational books, puzzles, toys, art and craft supplies which are changed regularly depending on the children’s interests and focus topics.
Jack & Jill has a large outdoor play area with sandpit, fort, bike track, outdoor drum and slides. Our playground was refurbished in 2019 and offers a safe yet challenging and interesting play space. We also have a range of movable outdoor play equipment to enhance gross motor skills, which are changed regularly. Soft-fall matting surrounds most outdoor play areas.
2023 Term Dates:
Term 1: Monday 30th January to Thursday 6th April
Term 2: Monday 24th April to Friday 30th June
Term 3: Monday 17th July to Friday 22nd September
Term 4: Monday 9th October to Friday 15th December
2024 Term Dates:
Term 1: Wednesday 31st January to Friday 12th April
Term 2: Monday 29th April to Friday 5th July
Term 3: Monday 22nd July to Friday 27th September
Term 4: Monday 14th October to Tuesday 17th December