Pre-school cheaper at Moama’s centre

August 19, 2017

Audrey Pearce with a frog at Moama and District Preschool Centre. Photo by Luke Hemer.

MOAMA and District Pre-school is hoping lower fees will encourage more families to enrol their children.

Pre-school committee president Liz Smith said thanks to the NSW Start Strong funding, the pre-school had been able to reduce its fees by almost half.

‘‘Last year, families were paying $28 per day ($700 per term) for 15 hours of four-year-old pre-school,’’ she said.

‘‘This year, families are paying $15 per day ($375 per term) for the same high quality pre-school education.’’

She said the Start Strong funding would be in place until at least 2021.

Although enrolments had just closed for next year, Ms Smith encouraged interested families to contact the pre-school to discuss options.

Ms Smith said the Moama pre-school provided excellent experiences for the children, with class sizes capped at 20.

Experiences include Living Safely with Dogs and Reptile Encounter excursions, Mother’s Day autumn walk, Father’s Day night, Moama Bakery excursion and book fair.

‘‘Teachers are currently conducting half-yearly interviews with families,’’ Ms Smith said.

‘‘These interviews provide an opportunity to openly discuss your child’s achievements and learning outcomes.

‘‘Ongoing goals are also set up to ensure your child continues to learn and develop new skills.’’

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