Gosford Preschool is a Community based Preschool Service. We are licensed for 40 children per day, with priority for children eligible for school the following year (must turn 4 by the 31st of July the year they start preschool). The Preschool is governed by a Committee of elected parents and associated members of the Community.
Our opening hours are 8:30am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday during school terms only. We are closed school holidays and public holidays.
We offer 2 day enrolments on set days. Our enrolment pattern connects directly with our funding agreement with the Department of Education and the demand for enrolment at the Preschool.
The Preschool is 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 Service are raised through fees and various fundraising efforts, which you are asked to support.
The full daily fee for 2018 is currently $25 per child per day.
We have managed to maintain the low fee of $25 per child per day for the last 2 years. However, in order to maintain the highest standard of Early Childhood Education and care at Gosford Preschool, it is envisaged the daily fee will increase to approximately $30 per child per day in 2019.
PLEASE NOTE: You are very welcome to visit our Preschool, but please appreciate that you MUST make an appointment first.
Appointments are held on Thursdays between 10am and 12noon. (There are no appointments remaining this term)
Please email email@example.com or phone the office on 0243252332 to make an appointment.
We are full for 2018 – no longer taking names for waitlist.
We are full for 2019 – no longer taking names for waitlist.
We are full for 2020 – with a healthy waitlist, we are still taking names for the waitlist, but cannot guarantee a place.
PLEASE EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org to request a waitlist form.
Please note: The waitlist does not guarantee a place. Places are offered in the May of the year before starting preschool (i.e place offers for 2020 will be sent out in May 2019)
Places are offered based on the priority guidelines issued by the Department of Education & Communities.
Waitlist Fee – $20 non-refundable fee to be placed on the waitlist
Registration Fee – $50 non-refundable fee payable within 7 days of offer/acceptance to secure the place
Enrolment Fee – $100 non-refundable fee payable on lodgement of enrolment documentation
** 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.