Augusta Park Childhood Services Centre is a Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) site.
The centre is situated on the corner of Barry and Bailey Street in Port Augusta in close proximity to other educational facilities including Augusta Park Primary School, School of the Air and Remote and Isolated Children’s Exercise (RICE).
The grounds and facilities are aesthetically pleasing and provide many and varied learning opportunities.
Our core value is to provide high quality teaching and learning programs where each child is encouraged and supported to reach their full potential.
Please enjoy our website to find out more about what the service has available. Please contact us for any further information or to arrange a time to visit and see our preschool.
|Phone:||(08) 8642 3399|
|Fax:||(08) 8641 0136|
|Address:||2 Bailey Street, Port Augusta SA 5700|
|Region:||Far North and Aboriginal Lands|
Eligible children are entitled to attend up to 15 hours of preschool per week for four terms before they start school. The following arrangements are in place to enable children to access their entitled hours over a fortnight (30 hours):
|Option 1 session times|
|Monday:||8:30am – 3:15am|
|Tuesday:||8:30am – 3:15pm|
|Odd Fridays of each term starting week 1: 8:30am – 11:30am|
|Option 2 session times|
|Wednesday||8:30am – 3:15pm|
|Thursday:||8:30am – 3:15pm|
|Even Fridays of each term starting week 2: 8.30am – 11.30am|
* Options depend upon availability and negotiation with Preschool Director.
Children with additional needs may be able to start preschool two terms before they would normally start. This is decided on a case by case basis, as per guidelines.
A transition to preschool service is provided which means children attend visits prior to starting the full preschool program.
Children who are Aboriginal or under the guardianship of the Minister are entitled to attend up to 12 hours of preschool per week from three years of age and 15 hours at the beginning of the year before starting school. The 12 hours can be accessed as 2 full days: 8:30am – 2:30pm. The 15 hours are to be accessed as outlined above for option 1 or option 2.
Our curriculum is guided by the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) – Belonging, Being and Becoming (BB&B). Our program, assessment and reporting practices reflect the five learning outcomes:
- Children have a strong sense of identity
- Children are connected with and contribute to their world
- Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
- Children are confident and involved learners
- Children are effective communicators
We provide a play based curriculum that is developmentally appropriate and includes intentional teaching opportunities.
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|Download||File Size||File Type|
|Parent Information Book (2015)||47 KB||Adobe PDF|
|Anti-Bullying Policy||73 KB||Adobe PDF|
Information regarding policies and procedures please refer to the following website: DECD Policies and Procedures
Unfunded Occasional Care is available by negotiation with the Preschool Director.
Planning and Reporting
The following documents provides detailed information about our preschool.
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|Download||File Size||File Type|
|Appendix 2014||1938 KB||Adobe PDF|
|Preschool Context Statement (2015)||62 KB||Adobe PDF|
|2015 Annual Report||144 KB||Adobe PDF|
|Quality Improvement Plan (2014)||319 KB||Adobe PDF|
|Statement of Philosophy Services||1160 KB||Adobe PDF|
Feedback and complaints
Let us know if you have feedback or a complaint, or if you want to give us a compliment. Feedback is valuable as it helps us shape our services to meet your needs.
Our parent guide to raising a concern or complaint (Adobe PDF 478KB)