Augusta Park Childhood Services Centre

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Welcome

Augusta Park Childhood Services Centre is a Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) site.

The centre is situated on the corner of Barry and Bailey Street in Port Augusta in close proximity to other educational facilities including Augusta Park Primary School, School of the Air and Remote and Isolated Children’s Exercise (RICE).

The grounds and facilities are aesthetically pleasing and provide many and varied learning opportunities.

Our core value is to provide high quality teaching and learning programs where each child is encouraged and supported to reach their full potential.

Please enjoy our website to find out more about what the service has available. Please contact us for any further information or to arrange a time to visit and see our preschool.

Contact Information

Director: Gail Carroll
Phone: (08) 8642 3399
Fax: (08) 8641 0136
Address: 2 Bailey Street, Port Augusta SA 5700
Region: Far North and Aboriginal Lands
E-mail: dl.6605_leaders@schools.sa.edu.au

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Session Times

Eligible children are entitled to attend up to 15 hours of preschool per week for four terms before they start school. The following arrangements are in place to enable children to access their entitled hours over a fortnight (30 hours):

Option 1 session times
Monday: 8:30am – 3:15am
Tuesday: 8:30am – 3:15pm
Odd Fridays of each term starting week 1: 8:30am – 11:30am
Option 2 session times
Wednesday 8:30am – 3:15pm
Thursday: 8:30am – 3:15pm
Even Fridays of each term starting week 2: 8.30am – 11.30am

* Options depend upon availability and negotiation with Preschool Director.

Children with additional needs may be able to start preschool two terms before they would normally start. This is decided on a case by case basis, as per guidelines.

A transition to preschool service is provided which means children attend visits prior to starting the full preschool program.

Children who are Aboriginal or under the guardianship of the Minister are entitled to attend up to 12 hours of preschool per week from three years of age and 15 hours at the beginning of the year before starting school. The 12 hours can be accessed as 2 full days: 8:30am – 2:30pm. The 15 hours are to be accessed as outlined above for option 1 or option 2.

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Parent Information

Our curriculum is guided by the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) – Belonging, Being and Becoming (BB&B). Our program, assessment and reporting practices reflect the five learning outcomes:

We provide a play based curriculum that is developmentally appropriate and includes intentional teaching opportunities.

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Download File Size File Type
Parent Information Book (2015) 47 KB Adobe PDF
Anti-Bullying Policy 73 KB Adobe PDF

Information regarding policies and procedures please refer to the following website: DECD Policies and Procedures


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Occasional Care

Unfunded Occasional Care is available by negotiation with the Preschool Director.

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Planning and Reporting

The following documents provides detailed information about our preschool.

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Download File Size File Type
Appendix 2014 1938 KB Adobe PDF
Preschool Context Statement (2015) 62 KB Adobe PDF
2015 Annual Report 144 KB Adobe PDF
Quality Improvement Plan (2014) 319 KB Adobe PDF
Statement of Philosophy Services 1160 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 (Adobe PDF 478KB)

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