Hi, We are moving to Sydney on 2 weeks from Perth. My daughter is 3 and currently attends a pre Kindy at a school one day a week. Is there anything like this is Sydney or not? Would the closest thing be the Kindy room at a daycare facility?
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15-05-2014 22:51 #1
Is there school for 3year olds in NSW?
15-05-2014 23:12 #2
yes they have 3 yr old preschool in Sydney I went to 3 yr old preschool and 4 yr old preschool before starting kindergarten (first yr of official schooling in nSW)
15-05-2014 23:21 #3
15-05-2014 23:22 #4
Really? I can't seem to find any?? Was this public or private? Any mums out there with kids in 3yo Kindy??????
16-05-2014 00:01 #5
I think "preschool" is the closest we have- either privately run or run by local councils. They are not part of the public school system so you pay a fee for each day. Many private schools have prep from age 4 too.
16-05-2014 00:33 #6
it was a community run centre many are council based
16-05-2014 00:34 #7
and it was 3 days a week for 3 yr olds
16-05-2014 03:38 #8
A lot of daycare centres have different rooms for 3-5 year-olds, which have their own programming by early childhood educators.
My DS's is in the pre-school room at his daycare, he moved up from the toddler room after he turned 3 (but officially at the start of this year). It's the same thing as a separate pre-school that only takes 3-5 year-olds, but those centres are less common although still common enough.
If you go onto careforkids website you can look up according to area and see which ones have vacancies.
ETA: We don't tend to call it school here as children don't start school until they're 4 1/2 to 5 yrs old. But they have very good programmes none-the-less. All early childhood educators require a diploma or degree qualification.
Last edited by Ellewood; 16-05-2014 at 03:42.
16-05-2014 04:16 #9
If you're looking for a preschool, not a daycare, look here:
16-05-2014 04:19 #10Senior Member
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Wa kindy = nsw preschool.
Yes, some preschools cater for 3 year olds as well. We attended one last year before moving to Perth. But preschools generally aren't run by the primary schools, they are separate entities.
If you're moving to the st George area I can recommend some good ones.
FYI wA pre primary = nsw kindy.
It's silly that the names aren't standardised across the country.
I personally prefer the WA style, my boy is in wa kindy at the moment run via the school and it's a much better set up in comparison to having separate preschools.
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