Banksmeadow Public School

A quality education in a caring environment.

Telephone02 9316 9608


Preschool boys having fun. Why is a year at Banksmeadow Public School Preschool so important and beneficial to your child?
  • We support the optimum development of the whole child.
  • We are the first contact with the school system.
  • We set the scene for formal education.
  • We improve literacy and numeracy development as well as social competence.
  • We provide a specific service that caters for children aged 3-5 years old.
  • We support a smooth transition to school with regular opportunities to participate in whole school events.

Enrolment Information

  • Our Preschool program is specifically designed to prepare children for the year before they start Kindergarten. A child's enrolment is usually for one year.
  • Applications to enrol for the next year open after the Easter school holidays, the year prior to attendance.
  • Families can enrol their child for the current year if vacancies are available. Please make a phone enquiry by calling the school office on 9316 9608.
  • Children must turn 4 years old by the 31st July for the year they are attending the service.
  • Application forms and information packages are available from the Banksmeadow Public School office or on this website.
  • We inform families if their application has been successful via mail by September of the year, prior to attendance. 
  • Parents are invited to an Orientation Information evening to learn about the Preschool program, policies and procedures prior to attendance.
  • Play mornings are also available at the Preschool. Children and their families come along towards the end of the year to develop a sense of belonging.

        General Information

  • Families can nominate how many days and what days suit their circumstances when applying to enrol. Families can apply up to 5 days a week. Based on the number of applications, the Preschool enrollment committee will then prioritise the needs of all applicants and offers places according to our Preschool enrollment policy.
  • Children arrive at 9am and go home by 3pm. There is no Before or After Care and Vacation Care is not available for Preschool students.
  • The Preschool is closed during NSW Public School holidays and all Public Holidays.
  • Fees are payable every week or term in advance. The daily fee is charged if your child is absent. Fees are determined at the beginning of every year. An online payment system is available to pay fees. The fee is $30 a day this year.
  • The Preschool is not registered with Centrelink and the Child Care Rebate and the Child Care Benefit are not available with our service.
  • Each class can cater up to 20 children. Each class has a qualified teacher and support teacher learning officer.
  • The teacher plans and follows a full education program determined by the NSW Department of Education. The Preschool is regulated under the Australian Children's Educaton and Care Authority.
  • All policies and procedures are reviewed regularly to ensure that we are working within current research and best practice.
  • Parents need to supply morning tea and lunch for their child each day following our healthy food guidelines.
  • The Preschool is part of Banksmeadow Public School and is involved in many whole school activities to assist our students in the transition to big school.