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Your child's preschool journey begins here

Did you know you could SAVE up to $2110* per year in our 4-year-old preschool?

 

In the state of New South Wales, from January 2023, preschool has been extended to include both three-year old and four-year-old children. This means an extra year of play-based learning.

 

Our Preschool program is the perfect way to support your child’s learning, development, and well-being for now, at school and beyond. We use an approved learning framework and support individualised learning in a variety of curriculum areas including numeracy, literacy, emotional and social development, and self-regulation.

 

With over 140 centres across NSW offering an enhanced learning program with the convenience of extended hours year-round, it’s easy to book a tour at your local centre today.

 

*T&Cs apply. Read the full terms and conditions here.

G8 Education is privileged to contribute to the care and education of over 47,000 children from babies through to kindergarten and preschool.

Our Preschool Program:

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The qualified and committed teams at our local centre brands ensure that every child’s learning journey is filled with fun, discovery and purpose.

Now enrolling at 140+ centres across NSW

Find an approved preschool program near you and book a tour

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Our School Readiness Curriculum

We adapt our curriculum to accommodate each individual child’s learning and development to contribute to their enthusiasm, motivation, and ability to learn. We are committed to supporting your child to gain the necessary skills needed for a successful transition into school and beyond.

Informed by Early Childhood Teachers, our Preschool program will:

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Child Care Subsidy
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It’s important to know what your daily fees are, but what you really need to know is what your out-of-pocket expenses will be (after the child care subsidy has been applied).

Simply enter your details into our calculator below, and we will help estimate your child care subsidy entitlements!

This calculator is provided as a guide only. It is dependent on the accuracy of information added, including hours the child is eligible for and incomes entered. Changes in entitlements can also occur for a family between completing the estimation and commencing at a Child Care Centre.

Frequently Asked Questions

In Australia, sessional preschools are usually operated by local government, religious organisations, schools, private organisations or the community. They usually run during school term and school hours, meaning the program runs for 40 weeks per year, with most sessions finishing up around 2 pm, over 2-3 days per week.

Funding and fees for sessional preschool programs may vary, and meals are not covered. Age requirements still apply depending on the state or territory you are in.

The preschool program is also offered in long day care centres. Most long day care centres are open from 7:00 AM. to 6:00 PM, Monday to Friday with flexible drop-off/pick-up times to better accommodate busy working families. Long day care centres run 52 weeks per year, meaning your child would not miss out on valuable learning opportunities during school holidays.

Nutritional meals and snacks are covered in long day care centres, so you don’t have to worry about packing lunches.

Child Care Subsidy still applies when your child attends the preschool programs offered in long day care services. NSW’s funding options for preschool can be combined with your Child Care Subsidy savings, making preschool more affordable for your family.

Essentially, there is no difference between the curriculums adopted by long day care and sessional preschool providers. They are both informed by qualified early childhood teachers, and they all align with Early Years Learning Framework, focusing on supporting individual children’s development, interests and needs through play-based and intentional learning experiences.

If your child is already settled at a long day care centre, they have the opportunity to stay in a familiar environment, transitioning together with their friends.

In Australia, sessional preschools are usually operated by local government, religious organisations, schools, private organisations or the community. They usually run during school term and school hours, meaning the program runs for 40 weeks per year, with most sessions finishing up around 2 pm, over 2-3 days per week.

Funding and fees for sessional preschool programs may vary, and meals are not covered. Age requirements still apply depending on the state or territory you are in.

The preschool program is also offered in long day care centres. Most long day care centres are open from 7:00 AM. to 6:00 PM, Monday to Friday with flexible drop-off/pick-up times to better accommodate busy working families. Long day care centres run 52 weeks per year, meaning your child would not miss out on valuable learning opportunities during school holidays.

Nutritional meals and snacks are covered in long day care centres, so you don’t have to worry about packing lunches.

Child Care Subsidy still applies when your child attends the preschool programs offered in long day care services. NSW’s funding options for preschool can be combined with your Child Care Subsidy savings, making preschool more affordable for your family.

Essentially, there is no difference between the curriculums adopted by long day care and sessional preschool providers. They are both run by qualified early childhood teachers, and they all align with Early Years Learning Framework, focusing on supporting individual children’s development, interests and needs through play-based and intentional learning experiences.

If your child is already settled at a long day care centre, they have the opportunity to stay in a familiar environment, transitioning together with their friends.

G8 Education has over 430 centres across Australia and 140+ preschool centres in NSW. You can find a centre near you by using our map search tool above. Simply enter your postcode and click search to get started. You will be provided with a list of all centres surrounding your desired location.

The best way to get accurate availability for G8 centres is to speak with our Family Support team either through Live Chat on the website or by calling them on 07 5644 6900.

G8 Education owns 21 well-respected and recognised early education brands across Australia. Together, we are one team of 9,500 dedicated, passionate and supportive team members and experienced educators committed to empowering children and helping them develop and grow.

Our approach to early childhood education, high-quality programs and services, as well as our operational policies and procedures are consistent across all G8 brands. Every child in our care is individually nurtured and supported throughout their learning journey. The quality of education and care that our families receive is consistent across every G8 centre.

The government Child Care Subsidy (CCS) aims to make early learning more affordable for eligible families. How much subsidy your family is entitled to will depend on how much ‘work related’ activity you and your partner undertake each fortnight. Learn more about the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) by downloading our eBook here, watching this explainer video here, or if you know the desired G8 brand of the childcare centre you are interested in, read more on the brand website and use our handy calculator.

We offer families choices when it comes to how they can book a tour. Booking a tour is encouraged as it provides families with the opportunity to see the centre, meet our teams and have all your questions answered. You can book a tour;

  1. Online at any time. All available time slots are conveniently displayed for you to choose one that is most convenient for you and your family.
  2. Book a tour using  Web Chat. Here you can speak with our Family Support team, who will book the tour at the time most convenient for you.
  3. By calling our Family Support team on 07 5644 6900
  4. Or you can simply walk in and visit the centre of your choice!

What’s a virtual tour?

A virtual tour gives you a guided walk-through of your chosen centre, on your preferred device (desktop, mobile or tablet). The tour is hosted by Centre Manager. This gives you the opportunity to see the centre and meet the Centre Manager if you are out of area or if you can’t attend in person.

Most of our G8 child care centres are open from 6.30 am to 6.30 pm on weekdays. However, some centres open earlier or close later to support your busy family life! We encourage you to contact your local centre about their opening times using our Web Chat or calling our Family support team on 07 5644 6900.

All our preschool programs run every day of the week. This means families have the flexibility for their child/ren to receive the highest quality learning experiences on days that best support them.

Each day children enrolled in our kindergarten rooms can participate in the preschool program across the day. All our centres are Long Day Care which means your child/ren can enjoy our engaging learning environments during our extended opening hours every day of the week.

All our preschool programs follow the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), a national learning framework for Australia. These programs are informed by qualified and passionate Early Childhood Educators and Teachers. Our Curriculum accommodates each individual child’s learning, development, and well-being.

Preschool provides a unique time for children to further develop their positive dispositions to learning, oral language skills, and social/emotional and physical capabilities.

Different subsidies may also apply to Australia’s kindergarten or preschool programs, depending on the state you live in. Check our handy guide for subsidies in NSW.

To learn more about the wonderful learning opportunities at the centre of your choice, reach out to the Centre Manager.

Want to know more about our kindergarten program in NSW? Download our e-Book below.

*An annual Government fee relief payment of up to $2110 is available to 4 year old children who attend an eligible early childhood education program at an approved New South Wales G8 Education centre. To be eligible, the child must be 4 years old by 31 July in the relevant enrolment year and have nominated a G8 Education eligible centre for the enrolment year. To be eligible the child must attend minimum 15 hours of preschool per week. The pro-rated payment is applied monthly (March – December) to a child’s fees after any CCS has been applied. Children that discontinue in the program or commence after March in the relevant year will be allocated a pro-rated subsidy based on their departure or commencement date.

At G8 Education, we are here to give your child the best start to early learning, from kindergarten to pre-school and day care. Our experienced educators offer inspired play-based learning that helps children develop social and emotional skills, motivation to learn, STEM, language and numeracy skills. Family and community, creativity, and curiosity about the world are all part of the foundation for a successful educational journey.

With over 430 early learning centres to choose from, finding child care near you has never been easier.

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