FAQ

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Miscellaneous

What is the EWPS policy on fundraising?

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