Crystal Brook Kindergarten

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Welcome to Crystal Brook Kindergarten

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Crystal Brook Kindergarten offers a wide variety of services to the Crystal Brook and surrounding community for children 0—5 yrs.

This includes Part-time Kindergarten Program, Occasional Care and Playgroup.

Contact Information

Director: Mrs Karena Wilson
Phone: (08) 8636 2411
Fax: (08) 8636 2002
Address: Mais Tce
District: Upper Mid North Cluster

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Session Times

Crystal Brook Kindergarten now offer 13 hours of preschool for children per week. From week 7 of term 3, 2015 the Kindergarten will offer 19.5 hours with the introduction of a Wednesday session. These hours are available as follows:

Monday and Tuesday 8.45am — 3:15pm
Occasional Care
Monday and Tuesday
8:45am - 11:45am

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Parent Information

We have published our Parent Handbook which details information about the centre, routines, and polices/procedures.

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Download File Size File Type
Parent Information Booklet (2015) 774 KB Adobe PDF
Anti-bullying Policy 63 KB Adobe PDF
Attendance and Departure (2014) 74 KB Adobe PDF
Child Protection Procedure (2014) 71 KB Adobe PDF
Dealing With Infectious Diseases Procedure 72 KB Adobe PDF
First Aid Procedure 68 KB Adobe PDF
Food and Health Policy 113 KB Adobe PDF
Grievance Procedure    
Sun Safety Procedure (2014) 75 KB Adobe PDF
Learning program – Castle Easter plan37 KB Adobe PDF
Preschool Enrolment Form602 KB Adobe PDF
Philosophy Statement222 KB Adobe PDF
2016 Newsletters - Term 1
Newsletter - Week 1 (11th February 2016) 1122 KB Adobe PDF
Newsletter - Week 4 (25th February 2016) 748 KB Adobe PDF
Newsletter - Week 6 (11th March 2016) 905 KB Adobe PDF
Newsletter - Week 9 (1st April 2016) 1254 KB Adobe PDF

For more information regarding policies, please visit the DECD Policies and Procedures webpage for Early Childhood Services.

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Playgroup Information

Playgroup is an informal time for parents and young children to socialise and learn through play experiences together. This is a great way for parents and children to make new friends and get to know the centre.

Playgroup operates Friday from 9:30am — 11:30am at the Kindergarten, except School Holidays and Public Holidays.

You will need a piece of fruit for shared fruit time or a snack (no nuts please). We also recommend you bring a hat, water bottle and wear sunscreen. Please do not wear good clothes, they may get messy and a spare set may be handy if they get wet or have an accident.

Everyone is Welcome

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Occasional Care

What is it?

A childcare service provided by The Department for Education and Child Development (DECS) for children under school age in small, community-based locations.

The care is provided in conjunction with the preschool program and using facilities.

The service primarily targets families where one parent is not in the paid workforce, but is also available for other family structures.

Occasional Care provides 'now and then' childcare to enable parents/caregivers to participate in activities, keep appointments, or have a break from their child/children on an occasional basis.

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Occasional Care Information Pamphlet 3,024 KB Adobe PDF

Sessions Offered

Monday 8:45am—11:45am for children between 0—5 years.

Tuesday 8:45am—11:45am for children between 0—5 years

* You are able to access the full 3 hrs or a shorter time if desired.

I want to know more?

If you would like to find out more information, visit the facilities or make a booking you can call into the Kindergarten on Mais Tce or phone us on (08) 8636 2411, we are open Monday and Tuesday.

Parents need to fill in an enrolment form before children are able to stay.


Standard fee is $5.00 per session.

Concession fee is $1.50, a valid Health Care Card needs to be shown to the Staff.

Families with 2 or more children attending receive 50% reduction for the second and any subsequent children attending.

What do Children need to Bring?

A bag containing:

If your child is under two it may be helpful for staff to know their normal routine to help them feel safe and cared for.

If your child needs some help with toileting please let staff know so we help them continue their success.


Children between the age of 0—2 years can attend on Monday and/or Tuesday mornings. We can have 4 children.

Children between the age of 2—5 years can attend on Monday and/or Tuesday mornings. We can have 8 children.

Bookings need to be made by phoning the kindergarten, or speaking to staff when collecting your child. Bookings can only be made one week in advance because this is "occasional" care. We encourage all families to book one spot, and if available the afternoon before, an additional spot to the following morning's session may be offered if requested.

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Context Statement

The Context Statement provides detailed information about our preschool.

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Download File Size File Type
Context Statement 70 KB Adobe PDF
2014 Annual Report 574 KB Adobe PDF
Quality Improvement Program (2015) 1265 KB Adobe PDF

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Feedback and complaints

Let us know if you have feedback or a complaint, or if you want to give us a compliment. Feedback is valuable as it helps us shape our services to meet your needs.

Our parent guide to raising a concern or complaint (PDF 116KB)

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