Gosford Preschool is a Community based centre licensed for 40 children between the ages of 4-6 years (must turn 4 by the 31st of July the year they start preschool) which is managed by a Committee elected among the parents and/or members of the community. From January 2017 we will open from 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday during school terms only. We are closed school holidays and public holidays.
The centre is licenced for 40 children and partially funded by the Department of Education & Communities, 35 Bridge Street, Sydney NSW 2000 Phone 1800 619 113 (toll free)
All additional funds needed to operate the centre are raised through fees and various fundraising efforts, which you are asked to support.
The daily fee for 2017 is $25.00 per child per day and will remain the same for 2018.
We are full for 2017
We are full for 2018 – We have a waitlist for 2018, we will take names but cannot guarantee a place.
2019 – We have a healthy waitlist for 2019, however we are still taking names for the waitlist as more places become available later in the year. Places for 2019 will be offered August 2018.
2020 – Currently taking names for the 2020 waitlist.
Please note: The waitlist does not guarantee a place. Places are offered in the August of the year before starting preschool (i.e place offers for 2020 will be sent out in August 2019)
Places are offered based on the priority guidelines issued by the Department of Education & Communities.
There is a $50 Non-Refundable Registration Fee payable once a place is offered in the August prior to commencement. (There is no cost to go on the waitlist)
** On 14 September 2017 Parliament passed an amendment to the Public Health Act 2010 to strengthen vaccination requirements in early childhood education and care services.
The changes mean that from 1 January 2018:
- children who are unvaccinated due to their parent’s conscientious objection will no longer be able to be enrolled in ECECS
- it will be an offence (with a penalty of 50 penalty units) for an approved provider to fail to comply with the ECECS vaccination enrolment requirements in section 87
- it will be an offence (with a penalty of 50 penalty units) for a person to forge or falsify a certificate that is required to be provided under these requirements
- the temporary exemption (for 12 weeks after enrolment) will be extended to Aboriginal children and those in out of home care.
If you would like to have a look around our centre, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.