Place your child on the waitlist for Macquarie College Preschool today.
How it works
Once you submit an enquiry, your child is placed on our waitlist.
This can be done at any time, but we do recommend completing a waitlist form as soon as possible to allow your child the best chance of securing a placement. A once off, non-refundable fee is required to place your child on our waitlist. When all places have been filled for a given year, children will remain on the waitlist until a position becomes available. Those attending school the following year will usually be given a higher priority for available placements than those a few years or more away from school commencement.
Once a placement becomes available
We will contact you to begin the enrolment process, which includes paperwork and an orientation visit.
The Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate are available to all eligible parents.
Fees are charged for the full 48 weeks per year, and parents receiving Government subsidies can elect to have these paid to them or directly to the service, thereby reducing out of pocket expenses. Parents and caregivers must make an application to the Family Assistance office prior to the child’s commencement at preschool, and will need to provide the service with a Customer Reference Number (CRN) for both parent and child in order to receive subsidies. Full fees will be charged until the required documentation is received. It is not common practice for the service to hold placements for a child. In an instance where this is required, the Government will pay the subsidies for care received once the child has commenced attendance. Fees due prior to this time will be at full cost.
The Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate
Call the Family Assistance office on 13 16 50 or visit their website. Macquarie College Preschool is an approved centre and our CRN is 555 002 810L.
Documented evidence of immunisation must be presented prior to formal enrolment and attendance at our Preschool.
We only accept the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Statement as evidence of your child’s immunisation. Please do not bring in your blue book or letters from your GP, as these will be refused. An AIR can be obtained by calling Medicare, or through your MyGov account or the Medicare Website.
Ensure your AIR Statement is the most recent
Also, that your child does not have outstanding vaccinations, as this will delay their enrolment.
Enrolments at Macquarie College Preschool are at the discretion of the Director and in accordance with Government guidelines regarding Priority of Access.
Children of all cultures, faiths and ability levels are encouraged to attend as we value diversity and inclusivity. We encourage you to share any additional challenges your child, you and/or your family may face during preschool prior to attendance so we can best accommodate them.
Working with you
Children of all cultures, faiths and ability levels are encouraged to attend as we value diversity and inclusivity.
If you would like to arrange for a tour of our preschool, please contact us on 02 4954 9449 or via email at [email protected]. The office is attended on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
We value each child’s uniqueness and provide a nurturing, caring and stimulating program promoting confidence, teamwork, self-help skills and resilience.Djuna O'Hern • Pre-School Director