Kinder & Long Day Care

Our Kindergarten and Long Day Care offer educational programs that cater to each child's need.

We provide play experiences which are stimulating, engaging and meaningful. We support children to develop a thirst for knowledge and a greater understanding of themselves and their world.

We help them to build resilience and empathy for each other. This develops the foundation to enable them to thrive in a school setting.

Our programs all follow the National Quality Framework and Standards and our educators are highly qualified and experienced.  

Our Centre is purpose built. It is bright and has a large outdoor areas with grass, shaded areas and gardens. It's filled with fun and safe structures and play areas. 

Programs offered

Long Day Care

Our Long Day Care program provides the kindergarten program along with additional hours of care in the morning, afternoon and during school holidays. The program caters for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years of age. 

Children will also receive nutritionally balanced meals recommended by Nutrition Australia 'Healthy Eating' guidelines

Open hours

The program is available Monday - Friday from 6:45am - 6:15pm, for 49 weeks of the year. It is closed on weekends, public holidays and for 2 weeks over the Christmas/New Years period.

Fees

Wangaratta Long Day Care Centre and Intergrated Kindergarten provides reasonable priced care and flexible hours.  Our service is CCS approved by the government, eligibility is based of individual families income. 

Integrated Kinder

This program offers families an alternative to the traditional style kindergarten. It provides a full day of education along with additional childcare services before or after the program, including longer opening hours, ability to book up to five days a week and care during school holidays.

Children will also receive nutritionally balanced meals recommended by Nutrition Australia 'Healthy Eating' guidelines. However children are also encouraged to bring along a lunch box from home with additional healthy snacks.

Open hours

The program is available Monday - Friday from 6:45am - 6:15pm. It is closed on weekends, public holidays and for 2 weeks over the Christmas/New Years period.

Fees

This program is charged at childcare fees which is CCS approved, eligibility is based on individual families income.

Sessional Kinder

This program offers traditional style kindergarten for parents with children aged 3 to 5. Children are required to bring along a lunch box from home filled with healthy lunch choices.

We run two groups and four sessions a week:

  • Kookaburra Group: Monday and Tuesday between 8:45am - 4:15pm
  • Platypus Group: Thursday and Friday between 8:45 - 4:15pm.

Fees

This program is charged at term fees, families are required to pay $365 over the four terms that are offered inline with school terms. The sessional kinder program will not run over the duration of school holidays. 

Early Start Kinder

Early Start Kindergarten provides free or low cost kindergarten to eligible children where programs are offered by a qualified teacher. Your child is eligible if they are aged three by 30 April in the year they will be attending a kindergarten program, and:

  • your child is Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, or
  • your family has had contact with Child Protection (or been referred by them to Child FIRST).