Enrolments

Attendance Options

The Centre operates during school terms. Children enjoy the stability of the same group of children and staff members each day, interacting with the children for a full day every day.

Mitchelton Pre-Schooling Centre offers places to our target group, children 3.5 years to 4.5 years (the year prior to children attend Prep in a school-based environment). We also offer a kindergarten group for 22 children who have turned 3 by 31st January.

Kindergarten groups (3.5yrs to Prep):

Unit 1 – 2 days per week (7.5 hrs per day) –  Monday and Tuesday   8.30am to 4.00pm

Unit 1 – 3 days per week (5.5 hrs per day) –  Wed, Thurs and Friday 9.00am to 2.30pm

Unit 2 – 3 days per week (6 hrs per day) –  Mon, Tues and Wed     8.45am to 2.45pm

Unit 2 – 2 days per week (7.5 hrs per day) –  Thursday and Friday    8.30am to 4.00pm

Unit 3 – 3 days per week (5.5 hrs per day) –     Mon, Tues and Wed     9.00am to 2.30pm

Kindy program for 3 year olds (children who have turned 3 by 31st January):

MPC 3’s – 2 days per week (5.5 hrs per day) –  Thursday and Friday    8.45am to 2.15pm

Before and After Kindy Care:

In 2021 B & A Care will operate every day during term time from 7.00am to 9.00am and 2.15pm to 5.30pm

Enroling Your Child

Children may be enrolled at our centre from birth. It is highly recommended that you enrol your child as soon as convenient to have the greatest choice of group options.

MPC offers kindergarten places to 110 children and 22 places to 3 year olds (turning 3 by 31st January in year of attendance).

The names on the waiting list are kept in chronological order on receipt of applications together with a non-refundable $15.00 fee. All enrolment offers are made strictly in accordance with the waiting list and the number of vacancies available. MPC does not have a sibling policy.

Waiting list forms can be submitted online using link below:

Please note that a separate form must be submitted, and fee paid, for both programs (MPC 3’s and Kindy).

You are also most welcome to drop into our Kindy on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday between 9.30am and 12pm and we will happily show you around our centre!

Before and After Kindy Care

Before and After Kindy Care has been established to meet the needs of our community in providing extended hours of care. The Before and After Kindy Care program is available to all children attending our centre and aims to provide a relaxed, caring environment before and/or after their day program.

Parents who have used this service in the past have appreciated the high level of interaction the children receive in this safe environment. Another benefit for some children has been the opportunity to practice social skills within smaller groups.

Hours of operation:

Every morning: 7:00am to 9:00am
Every afternoon: 2:30pm to 5:30pm (2.15pm on Thursday and Fridays)

 

Playgroup

Saturday morning playgroup at MPC in 2021.

Our facilitated playgroup for 0 to 5 year old children, runs every fortnight during school terms from 9.00am to 10.30am.

Cost:  $10.00 per session per family. Payable on the morning by Cash or Card.

Families do not have to have children enrolled at MPC to attend our playgroup. Come along and enjoy our playgroup amongst our natural outdoor play spaces!

2021 Term 2 Playgroup Dates:

Saturday 1st, 15th and 29th May 2021

Saturday 12th and 26th June 2021

If you would like to register your interest, please email the office admin@mpc.net.au to obtain a current enrolment form, or use the links below to register online.

Playgroup information

Playgroup Family Registration Form Online

 

2021 Fees Schedule

Kindy program attendance fees per term:

3 days per week program $ 917.00 per term  (5.5 hr day)

3 days per week program $1000.00 per term  (6 hr day)

2 days per week program $ 834.00 per term  (7.5 hr day)

MPC 3’s 2 days per week program $ 948.00 per term  (5.5 hr day)

Before and After Kindy Care Fees are:

Casual Use: $11.00 for first hour or part thereof, then charged in 1/2 hr increments
Permanent Sessions:  $ 8.25 for first hour or part thereof, then charged in 1/2 hr increments (no refunds for sick days/non attendance on Permanent bookings)

QKFS Plus Kindy Support

Subsidies are available to families who meet one of the criteria below:-

  • have a current Australian Government Health Care Card (HCC), in the parent’s or child’s name
  • have a current Australian Government Pensioner Concession Card, or
  • have a Department of Veterans’ Affairs Gold Card or White Card
  • children identifying as being Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or South Sea Islander
  • Whilst cards remain current a subsidy is paid to MPC leaving low or no cost kindergarten fees at our centre.

 

Parent Handbook

You may access a copy of our current Handbook using the link below.

2021 Parent Information Handbook

School Holidays

As we are not open during school holidays we understand that it can be a challenge for working parents. Care for Kids provides some great ideas and options for care for preschoolers (scroll half way down the page).

In previous years a number of parents have come together to share care with other parents. It’s a great option to help share responsibilities and the children generally entertain each other!

https://www.careforkids.com.au/child-care-articles/article/139/child-care-strategies-for-the-school-holidays

We hope this link will provide some options for the school holidays.

Testimonials

“MPC has allowed our daughter the freedom to play and learn in a safe and loving environment. In this past year we have seen her blossom as her creativity and curiosity has been encouraged and natured”. 2020 Parent (Survey response)

“At MPC, children, their families and their community are at the forefront of the program. No other place does as much for children as this beautiful, caring and professional centre. I only wish my children could have been here for many more years. I cannot recommend MPC more highly. If you are looking for a kindy experience that will provide joy and wonder for your children, this is it.” 2020 Parent (Survey response)

“A wonderful place to grow and nurture your child! Lots of diverse activities, great communication with families, warm and responsive interactions with the children and definitely a go to if you’d like your child to become more ready for school!”  2020 Parent (Survey response)

“I can’t recommend MPC highly enough. It’s a warm and welcoming community kindergarten and everyone very quickly feels like family. The teachers are passionate, nurturing, and inspiring. They create such a magical environment for the children to explore, learn and grow. They encourage the children to think outside the box and to explore new ways of looking at the world around them. MPC has given my son the confidence, resilience and skills necessary to thrive at school. We will always be grateful for being apart of the wonderful community that is MPC and look forward to our daughter attending in a few years time.”  2020 Parent (Survey response)

“MPC has a great reputation in our community and we decided to enrol after many positive referrals – best decision ever!! teaching staff and administrative team are a wonderful asset to this community kindy and our family has felt very welcomed and informed during our year. The play-based learning environment provided a great space for our child to grow.”  2020 Parent (Survey response)

“We have had a fabulous experience at MPC. It has prepared our child for school – she has come leaps and bounds in independence, communication, listening, following instructions and her imagination has been developed a lot. She has also become more organically interested in reading, writing and creative activities. Thank you for nourishing our daughter’s mind and soul.”  2020 Parent (Survey response)

“Thank you for everything MPC!! We have had three wonderful years in total with our two boys and have loved every minute. The teachers and staff are professional, warm, engaging and passionate, and provide endless opportunities for children to develop a love of learning and discovery – both in and outdoors. Thank you for helping to foster independence, curiosity, a love of adventure, compassion and kindness in our boys and in so doing, preparing them so well for the world outside the Kindy gates.”  2020 Parent (Survey response)

“At MPC we found a safe and nurturing place that is focused on creating confident and happy kids who are ready to take on school.”  2020 Parent (Survey response)

“At MPC we found a safe and nurturing place that is focused on creating confident and happy kids who are ready to take on school.”  2020 Parent (Survey response)