Enrolment Information

Families + Caregivers + Parents,

We want to help you make the best choice for your child’s preschool learning experience. Here’s information on our policies, fees, handbook, child care app, school menu and more. Finding the right care for your child is important, so don’t hesitate to send us a message or call with any questions.

Book a Preschool Tour

We encourage all interested families to visit our brand new facility and get a sense of what we’re all about at Sustainable Play Preschool. Tours are given by our Preschool Director, Kirsty Parker, who will show you around our beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces, share our philosophy, answer your questions, and give you a sense of daily life at our school. We are located at 40 Nelson Street, Barnsley, NSW 2278. Children are welcome to attend the tour. Book here.

Joining the waitlist

Families who are interested, but not yet ready to enrol their child in preschool should join our waitlist. Children on our waitlist receive offers of enrolment when they reach preschool age* *enrolment offers depend on preschool availability and the Australian Government’s ‘Priority of Access’ guidelines, detailed in our Family Handbook.

Enroling your child

We are accepting enrolments and, as a new child care centre this May 2021, likely have availability for your child! We strongly encourage interested families to book a preschool tour with us either before or after enroling.

Fees and Discounts

Our child care service is approved for the government’s Child Care Subsidy (CCS). View our fee structure here. ¬†Estimate your family’s cost with the Care for Kids’ Child Care Subsidy calculator.

Meals and Snacks

We proudly offer dietitian approved, delicious plant-based meals and snacks to our preschoolers, all included in our daily fee. Our Preschool Cook prepares food onsite daily in our commercial-grade kitchen. We update our menus on our “Food and Nutrition” page, as well as on our parent communication app, Owna. We work with families to develop plans for allergies and intolerances.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our page of frequently asked questions. Please contact us with any questions, we look forward to hearing from you!

  • Family Handbook

    View our Family Handbook here.

  • Parent Communication

    Along with classic phone calls and email, we partner with Owna, a childcare management software, to keep open lines of communication with families. We ask families to use the “Owna” app to sign your child in and out, set passwords, and register authorised persons for pick up. On the app, we will share news pertaining to Sustainable Play Preschool as a whole or just your child(ren). You’ll be updated on your child’s learning documentation, including photos and videos, and daily records of their wellbeing, such as meals, sleeps, toileting and any incidents.

  • Early Years Framework

    We follow the Early Years Learning Framework, which is a national approach to early childhood education from birth to age 5. The Framework encourages centres to provide opportunities for playful learning and fun while children are being supported in their formation of identity, communication skills, confidence, wellbeing, and community connections. Download the Australian Government Department of Education’s handout on the Framework here.

  • Policies and Procedures Booklet

    Review our preschool policies and procedures booklet here.

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