Rydalmere East Public School

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Enrolling in Preschool

Department of Education (DOE) preschools enrol students in the year before they attend school. Students who will turn 4 before the 31 July during year of attendance and are commencing school in the following year are eligible for enrolment.

Places at Rydalmere East Preschool are available for 20 students in each class. There are two classes operating on a 5 day fortnight. 

Class 1 attends Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday on week 1 then Monday and Tuesday in week 2.

Class 2 attends Thursday and Friday on week 1 then Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for week 2.

Our Preschool complies with the guidelines of providing 15 hours per week of Preschool instruction. 

The preschool fee is $30.00 per day, with fee reductions available where circumstances warrant. Fees are set by the Department of Education.

Application can be made at the school office. Applicants will need a proof of address, the child's birth certificate, pension or healthcare card and parents passport/visa if parents are not Australian citizens.

Places are not determined on a first in basis. All applicants are considered using DOE guidelines.

Enrolment Guidelines

Preschool places will be allocated according to the Department of Education guidelines.

Where the number of applications exceed places priority for enrolments will be taken in the following order:

1. Children who live in the Rydalmere EastPublic School feeder area.

2. Children who do not live in the Rydalmere EastPublic School feeder area but have siblings enrolled at the school.

3. Children living outside the school boundary.

Within each category, priority is given to children from families that might otherwise not be able to access preschool. Priority categories include children:

- of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin

-  of families experiencing financial hardship

-  with disabilities

Preschool enrolment form (PDF 532KB)