FAQ

Programs

What are the group sizes and teacher-student ratio?

Currently, the 3yo program and 4yo short day program have a limit of 22 children, whilst the 4yo long day program has a limit of 27 children.  Each class has a fully qualified teacher and one qualified assistant teacher.

Does EWPS provide an extended care program?

EWPS offers our Extended Care Program two afternoons a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4pm to 5:30pm.

Does EWPS offer a long-day 4-year-old program?

EWPS currently offers a long-day 4-year-old program on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Enrolment

How do I enrol for 3-year-old preschool with EWPS?

You can enrol directly through EWPS for 3-year-old preschool. You can enrol a year prior to your child’s start date.

How do I enrol for 4-year-old preschool with EWPS?

You can register with Nillumbik Shire Council two years prior to your child’s start date. All enrolments for 4-year-old preschool are managed through the Council.

Fees

What are the fees?

In 2020, the fees for 3-year-old preschool are $415 per term. Fees for 4-year-old preschool are $465 per term. The Extended Care Program costs $25 per 1.5 hour session. Fees are reviewed every year.

Is there a maintenance levy?

There is an annual maintenance levy of $50 payable once per family and is non-refundable.

Is a deposit required for enrolment?

Once you have been offered a place, you must pay a deposit of $100 for the 3-year-old program and $150 for the 4-year-old program, which is deducted from your term 4 invoice.  The Extended Care Program requires payment of term 4 fees as the deposit and these are credited in term 4.

Miscellaneous

What is the EWPS policy on fundraising?

EWPS regularly runs fundraising activities involving the whole preschool, but participation is optional.

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