How to Apply
Please fill in our waiting list form on the right. We will add you to the appropriate class waiting list and when a space becomes available we will contact you. Contracts and all necessary information will be sent through and you get to begin!
2024 Term Dates & Public Holidays
Little Grange Pre-School will run on a four-term basis as is the case with Government primary schools. Alternative arrangements must be made by parents for children during the holidays.
Term 1: 11 January – 28 March
Term 2: 8 April – 28 June
Term 3: 8 July – 20 September
Term 4: 30 September – 11 December
School closes at 2pm on the last day of the term
School will close at 2pm on Fridays in November
School will be closed on all public holidays
2024 – School begins on Thursday 11th Jan 2024
Little Grange Pre-School opens at 7 am and closes at 5 pm. We would appreciate it if parents would adhere to these hours and failure to do so will result in a fine payable by the parents. All activities will take place before 1 pm. Parents also have the option of leaving their children in our care for half the day. Half-day children are to be collected at 2 pm.
Please note Little Grange will be closed on Public Holidays.
|New Year’s Day
|Human Rights Day
|Youth Day Holiday
|National Women’s Day
|Day of Reconciliation
|Day of Goodwill
Routine for Busy Bugs & Fantastic Frogs
Babies and toddlers dictate their own routine and therefore the routine given is strictly only a guideline.
8. 30 am – breakfast
9 – 9.30 am – Theme Discussion
9.30 am – juice then nap for smaller children
9.35 am – activity/art/sensory or perceptual stimulation/ gross and fine motor development.
10.30 am – snack
11.00 am – outside free play
12 pm – lunchtime
12.45 – Fantastic Frogs Naptime
1.30 – Busy Bugs Naptime
3-4 pm – snack
Children who are potty training or using the toilet confidently will also engage in ‘wee and wash’ routines.
Children will be given two main meals a day. They will receive breakfast, which will be cereal or cooked porridge. Lunch, which is brought in every morning fresh from the kitchen, will either be a cooked meal or finger foods.
The children will also be given a morning and afternoon snack. A range of different snack food is provided to encourage a balanced diet.
Babies who have not started eating solid foods will be fed milk feeds which are to be sent to school. Parents who are introducing solid foods will be required to send Purity or puréed food.
Please feel free to discuss your child’s nutritional needs with us. Feeding times can also be adjusted to suit individual children.
What to pack
Parents are to keep the school stocked with the following items for your child: All Children:
- a warm change of clothes (packed each day)
- a cool change of clothes (packed each day)
- bottles (if needed)
- Formula/expressed milk as required
- Food for weaning children
For non-potty trained children:
- bum cream
- wet wipes
- plastic disposable nappy bags
- Extra underwear during potty training
If medicine is needed, please pack it in a sealed container with your child’s name on it. Parents need to write instructions for the administration of medicine in the medicine book.
Extra Murals at Little Grange
At Little grange we currently have the following Extra Mural Providers:
- Little Kickers
- Wiggle & Jam
- Rugby Tots
- Horse Riding
- Protective Behaviours
Waiting list application
OUR WAITING LIST IS OPEN FOR 2025.
Come Visit Us
Little grange doesn’t do open days but you are always welcome to arrange a school visit with Julie at a convient time