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.

2024 Terms:

Term 1: 11 January – 28 March
Term 2: 8 April – 28 June
Term 3: 8 July – 20 September
Term 4: 30 September – 11 December

Note:
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

Hours

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.

Public Holidays

Please note Little Grange will be closed on Public Holidays.

1 Jan Mon New Year’s Day
21 Mar Thu Human Rights Day
29 Mar Fri Good Friday
1 Apr Mon Family Day
27 Apr Sat Freedom Day
1 May Wed Workers’ Day
16 Jun Sun Youth Day
17 Jun Mon Youth Day Holiday
9 Aug Fri National Women’s Day
24 Sep Tue Heritage Day
16 Dec Mon Day of Reconciliation
25 Dec Wed Christmas Day
26 Dec Thu 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.

Meals

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:

  • Sunblock
  • Hat
  • a warm change of clothes (packed each day)
  • a cool change of clothes (packed each day)
  • bottles (if needed)
  • Formula/expressed milk as required
  • milk/formula/juice/tea
  • Food for weaning children

For non-potty trained children:

  • Nappies
  • bum cream
  • wet wipes
  • plastic disposable nappy bags
  • Extra underwear during potty training

Medicine

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
  • Swimming
  • Manners4Minors
  • Wiggle & Jam
  • Rugby Tots
  • Horse Riding
  • EduTumble
  • Protective Behaviours
Tadpoles App
Learn all about the tadpoles app here

Waiting list application

PLEASE NOTE LITTLE GRANGE IS FULL FOR 2024.
OUR WAITING LIST IS OPEN FOR 2025.
Fill in the waiting list form below and get notified when a spot is available.

    *Please note: Being on the waiting list does not guarantee your child a spot at Little Grange. As soon as a space is available you will be contacted

    Mothers Full Name

    Fathers Full Name

    *Cell No.

    *Email

    Childs Full Name

    *Child's DOB

    2nd Childs Full Name

    2nd Child's DOB

    When would you like to start?

    Anything else you would like to add?

    Fill in the waiting list form below and get notified when a spot is available.

      *Please note: Being on the waiting list does not guarantee your child a spot at Little Grange. As soon as a space is available you will be contacted

      Mothers Full Name

      Fathers Full Name

      *Cell No.

      *Email

      Childs Full Name

      *Child's DOB

      2nd Childs Full Name

      2nd Child's DOB

      When would you like to start?

      Anything else you would like to add?

      Fees

      Little Grange Pre School fees are payable before the 3rd of each month. Fees are payable for twelve months of the year of which holiday months are included.

      Unfortunately, no refunds will be issued for non-attendance. EFT payments are accepted but unfortunately, no cash, cheque, or credit card payments will be accepted.

      Fees are increased at the beginning of each year.

      Please contact us for the 2024 fee structure:

      *Sibling discounts are available

      Included in Fees:
      All meals, snacks, juices, Protective Behaviours course, Manners4Minors monthly workshops.
      Activities: Tuckshop, Make&Bake, Parent gifts, Educational offerings & shows (i.e. Wild & Earthly,
      Hooked on Books, etc.)
      Parent Information Evenings with: Occupational Therapist – Sensory Matters, and Stark counselling.

      Excluded from fees:
      Extra Murals, school photo’s & Excursions

      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