Waikerie Children's Centre Inc


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The Waikerie Children’s Centre is a rural integrated site located in Waikerie providing exciting opportunities for children and their families.

The centre offers Long Day Care and a government funded preschool.

Our dynamic curriculum and environment allows children of all ages to integrate together.

We welcome all enquiries for care and preschool and would love you to come and visit us.

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Contact Information

Director: Christina Ziegler
Phone: (08) 8541 2692
Fax: (08) 8541 3126
Address: 16 Marks Terrace
Region: Murray and Mallee
E-mail: dl.6548.admin@schools.sa.edu.au

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Session Times

Our preschool sessions operate from Monday to Thursday.

Morning Sessions 8:30am – 11:30am
Afternoon Sessions: 12:15pm – 3:15pm
Full Day Sessions: 8:30am – 3:15pm, limited availability - child care service over lunch

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Parent Information

Our parent handbook contains all the information that is needed for your child to begin their time at the centre in childcare or preschool.
Our policies are on display within the centre and are available for parents to view at any time.

Basic policies such as suncare, nutrition, fee payment, illnesses and basic information are contained within our handbook. Our integrated centre is fortunate to have a policy committee that reviews policies for the whole centre.

On inquiry parents and caregivers will be given an enrolment pack that contains child-care and preschool enrolment forms and will be shown through the centre.

Download File Size File Type
2016 Parent Handbook.pdf 1404 KB Adobe PDF
What are the benefits to you and your child- check it out!!.pdf 2176 KB Adobe PDF

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Download File Size File Type
Hot Weather Policy (2014) 182 KB Adobe PDF
Fee Policy (2014) 73 KB Adobe PDF
Nutrition & Healthy Food (2014) 97 KB Adobe PDF
Sun-smart Skin Protection Policy (2015) 273 KB Adobe PDF
Guiding Children’s Behaviour (2014) 66 KB Adobe PDF
Parent Complaint Policy & Procedure (2014) 47 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 not offered at our site but can be accessed at the local primary schools

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Child Care

Child care sessions are available Monday to Friday.

Morning session: 7.45am to 12.45pm

Afternoon session: 12.45pm to 5.45pm

Contact the centre for bookings and further details.

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Planning & Reporting

The Context Statement provides detailed information about our preschool.

Download File Size File Type
Quality Improvement Plan (2013-2015 Review) 879 KB Adobe PDF
2015 Annual Report 870 KB Adobe PDF
Centre Goals for 2016 91 KB Adobe PDF
Waikerie Children's Centre Context Statement 2016 53 KB Adobe PDF

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Download File Size File Type
Newsletter, February 2016 144 KB Adobe PDF
Newsletter, March 2016 630 KB Adobe PDF
Newsletter, April 2016 618 KB Adobe PDF
June 10 newsletter.pdf 901 KB Adobe PDF

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Support Services

Child and Youth Health
1300 733 606

Riverland Health Services
(08) 8580 2500

Great Start

Raising children

Parenting SA

(08) 8582 4290

(08) 8582 2344

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Local Waikerie Services

Loxton Waikerie Council
(08) 8541 0700

Waikerie Library
(08) 8541 0720

Community seasonal sports:
Little Athletics, Auskick, Ready Net Go, Netball, Minky and hockey, tennis, softball, Football, Basketball.

Community children’s activities:
Playgroup, Rivmix Dance, Tinkerbell Dance and much more

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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 707KB)

More information

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