Welcome to Victor Harbor Community Kindergarten
National Quality Standard rating
Our services are assessed and rated against 7 quality areas of the National Quality Standard.
Quality Area 1: Exceeding NQS
Quality Area 2: Exceeding NQS
Quality Area 3: Exceeding NQS
Quality Area 4: Meeting NQS
Quality Area 5: Meeting NQS
Quality Area 6: Exceeding NQS
Quality Area 7: Meeting NQS
Overall rating: Exceeding NQS
Rating Issued: December 2013
Information for Parents
Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
On Sunday 27 August 2023, the Commissioner the Hon Julia Gillard AC, handed down the final report outlining
the findings and recommendations of the Royal Commission into Early Childhood Education and Care. To read the
full report visit: www.royalcommissionecec.sa.gov.au/
Early childhood education and care is important for all children. The Royal Commission’s final report has made
recommendations about work that can be done to help provide the best start for all children in the early years
from birth to age 5.
Three-year-old preschool will be implemented starting from 2026.
The state government has begun work on the areas of reform needed to implement the Royal Commission’s
We will provide you with updates as we know more.
Any enquiries should be directed to the Department for Education via
When your child can start preschool
Your child is entitled to access 4 terms (1 year) of government preschool in the year before they start school.
We are introducing a mid-year intake into preschool. This means from 2023 children who turn 4:
- before 1 May are eligible to start preschool at the beginning of the year.
- on 1 May to 31 October can start preschool through the mid-year intake at the beginning of term 3 of that year.
Regardless of whether your child starts at the beginning of the year, or through a mid-year intake they will undertake 4 terms of preschool.
If your child turns 4 after 31 October they can start preschool at the beginning of the following year.
If you are uncertain about the best time for your child to start preschool or feel your child may benefit from starting preschool later, please talk to us about your options.
If your child is Aboriginal or under guardianship (in care) they are eligible for 12 hours of preschool after they turn 3. They will then be eligible for 15 hours per week of preschool in the year before they start school.
Enrolling your child
You can register your interest to enrol your child with us by using the preschool registration of interest form. This form is also available from us.
Priority will be given to children living in our catchment area. If you don’t live in our catchment area you should indicate at least 2 other preschool options on your form.
If we can give your child a place with us we’ll send you an offer letter via email. You can accept the offer by filling in and sending back the acceptance slip by the due date.
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