What should I bring to Pre-Kindy?

Labelling clothing, bags, Hats and shoes will help us identify each child’s belongings easily. Below is a list of what to bring:

  • A bag for their belongings – Please make sure this is clearly labelled with your Child name or a Bag tag to help the educators identify their bag if needed. Bags are a great introduction to teaching your child how to pack their bag and zip it up.
  • Water Bottle – our staff will fill this up throughout the day if required. Filled with WATER only.
  • Sunscreen applied – Please apply sunscreen before your child’s Pre-Kindy session. It will be reapplied with “Banana Boat kids 50+ Sunscreen” before going outside. If you child uses special sunscreen please bring a spare bottle to Pre-Kindy to leave with their names clearly labelled on the bottle.
  • Spare changes of clothes – play can get messy including underwear in case of accidents. Children should wear sun-smart clothing i.e. no singlets.
  • Morning Tea – To be in a separate container to Lunch. This is to be taken out and put in the Trolley.
  • Lunch it’s a great time to teach your child how to open their containers. We promote healthy food choices as outlined in the daily recommended dietary intake for children. Ideas and
  • Pull-ups/Nappies – If your child isn’t fully trained, please provide enough pull-ups or nappies for the day.
  • Hats Joondalup Family Centre hats are to stay onsite and will be washed every evening and will be placed in the Hat storage ready for your child’s next day at Pre-Kindy

Each child will be given a Joondalup Family Centre Bucket hat and Pre-Kindy T-shirt on their first day as part of the application fee.

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How old does my child need to be to attend Pre-Kindy?

Children must be 2 years old to attend Pre-Kindy.

How much does it cost to attend?

Our Daily Cost is $100 per day per child. This fee does not include your Child Care Subsidy.
We have a $80 non refundable application fee which will cover the 1st year of Joondalup Family Centre Membership, Resource fee, Pre-Kindy Hat and Pre-Kindy T-shirt.

Can I claim Child Care Subsidy?

Joondalup Family Centre is an approved pre-kindy for the provision of Child Care Subsidy. For information on Child Care Subsidy or to obtain a claim form, visit humanservices.gov.au. The Child Care Subsidy is a payment from the Australian Government, paid directly to service providers which in turn is passed on to families to help with the cost of child care.


In order to receive Child Care Subsidy, you must be working; self-employed; doing unpaid work in a family business; looking for work; volunteering or studying. Call the Family Assistance Office on 136 150 to find out your entitlements

What are your opening hours?

We are open Monday – Friday 8am -4pm. Our daily program starts at 9am and concludes at 2pm.

How many children attend Pre-Kindy?

We have a maximum of 20 children per day.

Does my Child need to be vaccinated to attend Pre-Kindy?

The Western Australian Government has amended the Public Health Act 2016 (WA) and the School Education Act 1999 (WA) introduced immunisation requirements for enrolment into child care services, community kindergartens and schools.

At enrolment, the parent/guardian of the child is required to give the immunisation status of the child.
The only acceptable documentation is:

  • An AIR immunisation history statement no more than two months old; or
  • A valid immunisation certificate issued or declared by the Chief Health Officer. including Special Circumstance letter or Medical Exemption letter.
  • Eligible because of a particular family circumstances.


Are you open in the School Holidays?

Yes. We are open 48 weeks per year. We close 4 weeks over the Christmas and new year period.

If my Child is absent, do I still need to pay fees?

Yes. If your child is absent for any reason (e.g Sickness, holidays or Public holiday), the normal fee is still payable.

Do I have to pay fees when the centre is closed over Christmas and new year?

Fees will not be charged over this 4 week period.

Can my child have a sleep if they need to?

Yes. We have a quiet/relax/sleep time after lunch.

Can I view the centre?

We encourage families to take a tour of our centre. To meet the staff and view the classroom and see our big backyard. Please contact us on 9300 3036 to book a tour.