Parent Information

Session times for 4-5 year olds (Senior Group)

2022 & 2023
9.15am – 2.15pm Monday
9.15am – 2.15pm Wednesday 
9.15am – 2.15pm Friday

Session times for 3-4 year olds (Junior Group)

2022
Tuesday & Thursday

9.15am – 12.15pm Term 1 – 6 hours per week
9.15am – 1.15pm Term 2 & 3 – 8 hours per week
9.15am – 2.15pm Term 4 – 10 hours per week

2023
Tuesday & Thursday

9.15am – 12.15pm Term 1 – 6 hours per week
9.15am – 1.15pm Term 2 – 8 hours per week
9.15am – 2.15pm Term 3 & 4 – 10 hours per week

We are extremely fortunate enough to have 3 educators in both the 3 and 4 year old groups.

Ratios – Junior Group 3:25, Senior Group 3:28.

This is extremely advantageous to the children for the following reasons:

  • Running an indoor/outdoor program across the entire kinder.
  • Children are far more settled in the indoor/outdoor program.  Happier, as children can self select where they would like to be.
  • For children with SPD or sensory overload issues, in relation to noise and busy spaces, they can learn to manage and regulate their feelings and emotions by removing themselves from these uncomfortable situations.
  • Having 3 educators provides a much better educational program for the 3 year old group.  1 educator can have the time to work closely with specific children, for an extended period of time to further enhance learning.
  • Educators have more productive time to chat with parents at the commencement of kinder or during a session when on duty.

Hats and Clothing

We have Jack and Jill logo bucket hats, T-shirts and Windcheaters available for purchase at our AGM or orientation sessions.

Hats and Sun Protection

We kindly ask that families provide a broad brimmed hat for their child at orientation time, that will remain onsite at the kindergarten for the year.
We also ask that parents/guardians apply sunscreen to their child before entreating the Kindergarten during the months of the year when sun protection is recommended. We have a sunscreen station in our foyer for families use. This will be reapplied in the middle of the day.
If your child requires their own sunscreen, we ask that families provide this to one of our educators at the beginning of the year, we will label this and store it at the kinder for your child’s personal use.

Food

At Jack and Jill we encourage and promote healthy eating and a wrapper free lunchbox where possible.
We are a NUT FREE Kindergarten therefore no nuts or nut products are to be brought into the Kindergarten.
We ask that families please provide a packed lunch and a separate morning snack : fruit, cheese, crackers, vegetables..