Apollo Kindergarten is licensed for children 2 years old to when they start school. We encourage parents to put their children on the waiting list as soon as possible.
When your child is getting dressed for the day, please remember, they will be running, jumping, get paint and glue on their clothes and can get wet and muddy.
Each day your child will need to bring
“THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS BAD WEATHER, ONLY BAD CLOTHES”
At times, when it is raining we do go on walking excursions and play outside - wearing our raincoat and closed in shoes (gumboots are referred). Also, in our carpentry area shoes have to be worn at all times. Please note we do not keep spare clothing at the kindergarten. Sharing clothing is not in our practice. Should your child run out of clothing you will be phoned.
Unless your child has special diet requirements, Apollo Kindergarten is able to provide a balanced diet for all the children, therefore no food is required from home. Please see the Manager if your child has special diet requirements.
Water is the best drink to quench thirst. All parents are requested that they daily provide their child with a portable drinking bottle for them to use in their classroom. The drink bottles are to go home with the child every day and returned the next day clean and with fresh water.
Apollo Kindergarten employs a full-time cook to prepare and serve nutritional meals during the day. We are subject to a National Programme 2 under the Food Act 2014. Our menus run on a four weekly cycle and are reviewed every 6 months.
Yes. Up to 8 weeks per year (subject to conditions). Please see our calendar and our Fee Policy.
Please call us if you are running late so we can let your child’s teacher know. There is a late fee of $20.00 for the first 15 minutes and $1 per minute onwards.
Only people who have consent on the enrolment form. If you need additional people please speak to a teacher and email the kindergarten with name, relationship to the child and contact information. Please do not be offended if a teacher asks for photo ID when your child is being picked up.
No. If your child is still in nappies or toilet learning just let a teacher know. We find that coming to kindergarten helps children to learn this skill quickly.
If your child is feeling unwell or displaying any of the symptoms below, we ask that they remain away from their kindergarten and return 24 hours after the final symptom. In particular, watch for:
If you are unsure about whether your child can attend, please discuss with the teaching team or phone the kindergarten.
Allergies, food intolerances and special dietary requirements is a shared responsibility of the child’s family and the kindergarten. Allergies, food intolerances and special dietary requirements are recorded on the child’s enrolment form and in our software package. If food requirements change parents are required to notify the kindergarten via email.
Occasionally, we have children with severe food allergies.
Please avoid bringing peanuts or nuts to the kindergarten. This includes nutella, peanut butter, peanut brownies, peanuts or nuts of any kind.
If you have any queries, please see our Food Policy or talk to your child’s teacher.