Welcome to Hillcrest Preschool Kindergarten
Your home away from home
We have been serving our community for over 40 years. Family owned and operated, our long serving educators and homely feel of the centre is the ideal environment for the children to learn, play, experience and grow.
As parents ourselves, we know the amount of effort, care and love that we shower our own children with. All children deserve the same attention and care and that's what we aim to do here at Hillcrest Preschool Kindergarten.
We focus on the interactions and experiences of each child. All activities are designed to adequately nurture the emotional and intellectual growth of our kids so that they are ready for the transition to school.
Supporting strong relationships
At Hillcrest Preschool Kindergarten, we support each other. We support our educators, our children, their families and ensure that the relationships we have with them are long lasting. Building a supportive environment where our staff and children feel safe to be who they are is our goal.
By providing this safe and supportive environment, our children have the foundation to to expand their cognitive, social, emotional, language and physical development. We respect each child as unique individuals, with their own individual beliefs, interests and ideas. We believe that your child's early experiences are vital for building a strong foundation for their future learning.
Where can you find us?
We are located on the ground floor at 11 Hillcrest Avenue, Winston Hills, NSW 2153 directly opposite Winston Hills Public School.
Please take the footpath on the left which will lead you directly to the Preschool entrance.
What are our fees?
Our fees for 2022 are $81 a day and are billed on a 4 or 5 weekly basis. They can be paid via bank transfer or direct debit by the first week of every billing cycle. If you are eligible for Child Care Subsidy, this may reduce the daily fees you have to pay.
How many weeks of the year do we operate?
We are open 49 weeks of the year. We are closed during the Christmas school holidays and all Public Holidays.
Our hours of operation are 7.30am - 4.00pm, Monday to Friday.
What ages do we enrol?
We enrol children from 3 - 5 years of age. We ask that your child turns 3 years old by the time they commence with us.
What do parents need to provide?
1. One piece of fruit for morning tea and a bottle of water for your child
2. A fresh, nutritious lunch or any food that can be warmed in a microwave. No nut products of any kind are to be brought.
3. Small blanket and a fitted sheet for rest time.
4. One small hand towel
5. A change of clothing
6. A wide brimmed hat for outdoor play
All items must be clearly marked or labelled with your child's name.
How does the Child Care Subsidy work?
The Child Care Subsidy (CCS) is a payment made by the Australian Government to help families with the cost of quality child care and early education. This is paid directly to the service to reduce your weekly fees. How much you receive depends on your individual circumstances. For more information about your eligibility and applying for the childcare subsidy, please see the link below.
Is there a minimum number of days?
We recommend a two day minimum attendance requirement. This enables the children to build stronger relationships with the educators and other children, as well as develop their social skills in preparation for school.
Do the children need to be toilet trained?
Yes, children must be toilet trained and no nappies or pull-ups are allowed.