Enrolment Policy and Information
What year will my child attend?
Date of Birth vs Kindy Year
1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017 - attend Kindy 2021
1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 - attend Kindy 2022
1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 - attend Kindy 2023
1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 - attend Kindy 2024
1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 - attend Kindy 2025
We also enrol children from 3 years old!
When we have vacancies, children can attend St Lucia Kindergarten from 3 years of age. This means, some children will attend two years of Kindy before going onto Prep. We enjoy the benefits that this mixed age group brings and we love building that relationship with children over two years, not just one.
Classes for 2022
We are excited to announce our 2022 Kindy Groups will cater for a diverse range of family needs.
Group 1: Five-Day Fortnight Model – Monday, Tuesday and alternate Wednesday 8:30am to 2:40pm
Group 2: Five-Day Fortnight Model – alternate Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8:30am to 2:40pm
Group 3: Three-Day Week Model – Monday, Tuesday and every Wednesday 8:30am to 2:40pm
Group 4: Two-Long-Day Week Model – Thursday and Friday 8:20am to 4:00pm
We will also be offering our After Kindy Care service every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in 2022.
Pre-Prep aged children can enrol in two groups, so they can attend 5 days per week.
The groups will comprise a maximum of 22 children and the staff ratio is always at least 2 qualified staff to 22 children.
St Lucia Kindergarten is a Queensland Government approved kindergarten program provider.
After Kindy Care
In 2021 St Lucia Kindy introduced After Kindy Care (Kindy Club) from 2.40pm- 5.30pm. We are offering this in 2022 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This service allows for permanent or casual booking arrangements and is run by qualified educators.
After Kindy Care is a separate program from the kindergarten program and may be booked on a permanent term basis ($30/ day) or on a casual basis ($15/ hour).
St Lucia Kindy's after hours care program is not eligible for the Australian Government Child Care Subsidy.
An afternoon tea snack is provided for children in the After Kindy Care program.
St Lucia Kindergarten is a community not-for-profit organisation. As such, all of our fees go towards paying staff wages and training, teaching resources, building maintenance, and operational costs. Fees typically increase annually to meet the rising costs of service delivery.
Group 1 & 2 – Five Day Fortnight Model (15 hrs per week)Term Fee: $1025Equivalent Daily Fee: $41 ($6.83/hr)
Group 3 – Three Day Week Model (18 hrs per week)Term Fee: $1230Equivalent Daily Fee: $41 ($6.83/hr)
Group 4 – Two Long Day Week Model (15 hrs per week)Term Fee: $1025Equivalent Daily Fee: $51 ($6.83/hr)
The Term Fees are inclusive of:
In addition to the Term Fee, families will be required to pay a $200 Maintenance Levy, which is refundable if families attend Working Bees.
Families can also pay a voluntary tax-deductible $100 Building Levy towards our Building Fund.
Equivalent Daily Fee provided for comparison purposes only, fees are paid per term.
For Pre-Prep age children, a Government subsidy is available for families with a Health Care/Pension Card.
Fees for After Kindy Care: $30/ day for term booking or $15/ hour casual.
Waiting List for Enrolment
Please use the online waiting list form (see form below) or visit the centre in person for a paper version. As soon as there is a place for your child we will contact you. We recommend placing your child's name on the list from birth.
We will contact families by email in June the year before your child starts Kindy.
Waiting List fee
There is an administration fee of $25 per child payable at registration.
Please use banking details below to pay $25 when submitting a Waiting List form.
Payments of cash cannot be accepted. Payments can be made by phone or internet banking as follows:
Total due deposited into the Kindergarten’s Bank account:
Account Name: St Lucia Kindergarten
Bank: Bank of Queensland
BSB: 124 011
Account No: 205 33 993
Please include your child’s initial and surname in the transaction details when completing the phone/internet banking.