Yorketown Community Children's Centre

Welcome to Yorketown 
Community Children's Centre

Yorketown is centrally located on lower Yorke Peninsula. The Centre offers Rural Care, Preschool and Playgroup services. The Centre is open from 8 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday, except public holidays and from Christmas until early in the new year.

The Rural Care program services about 30 children in it's long day care, before and after school care programs and holiday programs. Our Rural Care program is an accredited program under the National Childcare Accreditation Council.

The Preschool Program has an average of 15 children. The Kindergarten program has two main feeder schools; Yorketown Area School (Department of Educations and Children's Services) and St Columba's Memorial School (Catholic Education Board). We offer 2 full days of Kindergarten, 6 weeks pre-entry, and a Preschool Support Program as needed. The school bus service is available to children in their eligible year of Kindergarten.

Our Playgroup is a parent run program where families are invited to attend the Playgroup for a small fee to cover costs.


Contact Information

Director: David Elder
Phone: (08) 88521 780
Fax: (08) 88521 513
Address: 27a Stansbury Road
Yorketown 5576
Region: Yorke and Mid North
E-mail: kindy.director@yorketownkgn.sa.edu.au

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Rural Care Session Times

The Rural Care program provides half day or long day care for children 6 weeks to 12 years of age. Before and after school care is available, as well as holiday programs. Availability of long day  care places are   limited; Please contact staff to be posted registration forms and be placed on the waiting list.

Morning Sessions 8.00am – 1.00pm, Weekdays
Afternoon Sessions: 1.00pm – 6.00pm, Weekdays
Full Day Sessions: limited availability: please phone.

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Preschool Session Times

The Preschool program operates over two full days; Tuesdays and Thursdays for children aged 4. Children in their eligible year are entitled to 160 sessions of preschool plus 6 weeks pre-entry at 1 session per week.

Morning Sessions 8.00am – 11.45am, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Afternoon Sessions: 11.45pm – 2.45pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays
Full Day Sessions: Contact Centre staff for an information pack.

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Parent Information

Parent handbooks are available for both the Rural Care and Preschool programs.

Download File Size File Type
Parent Handbook 2013 100 KB Adobe PDF
Rural Care Parent Handbook 188 KB Adobe PDF
Anti-bullying 277 KB Adobe PDF
Grievance and Complaint Management Policy 120 KB Adobe PDF
Food Safety and Healthy Eating Policy 104 KB Adobe PDF
Behaviour Guidance Policy 175 KB Adobe PDF
Child Protection Policy 82.9 KB Adobe PDF
Skin Protection Policy 64.5 KB Adobe PDF
Illness, Immunisation and Health related Exclusions Policy 99.6 KB Adobe PDF

For more information regarding policies, please visit the DECD Policies and Procedures webpage for Early Childhood Services.

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Playgroup Information

Playgroup is available on Monday mornings at 10.30 until 12.00.

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Context Statement

The Context Statement provides detailed information about our preschool.

Download File Size File Type
Preschool Context Statement (2015) 234 KB Adobe PDF

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Annual Report

The Annual Report provides detailed information about the performance of our Rural Care and preschool.

Download File Size File Type
2014 Annual Report 1385 KB Adobe PDF

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Quality Improvement Plan

The Quality Improvement Plan provides information about the site directions over our 3 year planning cycle for both Rural Care and preschool programs.

Download File Size File Type
Quality Improvement Plan (2015) 243 KB Adobe PDF

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Current Newsletter

Newsletters are published 3 times a term.

Download File Size File Type
Newsletter Term 1, Week 3 497 KB Adobe PDF
Newsletter Term 1, Week 8 654 KB Adobe PDF

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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 (word 901KB)

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