Infant Community Programs

Two infant community children sitting at lunch table.

Enrolment in the Infant Community program is separate to wait listing for the Stage 1 – 3 (3 to 12 years) program. To wait list a child for Pre and Primary, attendance at a tour is required along with the corresponding application fee.

Infant Community Booking Process

Infant Community programs are offered on a term-by-term basis.  There is no wait list, offers and bookings are made in accordance with the following steps.

Students currently enrolled in the Infant Community Programs are given preference to enrol in the following term. Offers are made via email to the nominated parent and include a direct booking link to pay and confirm a place. Current family re-enrolment offers in the same age group level are made on the Monday of Week 5 of each academic term. Families are provided one week to re-enrol before the next round of offers are made.

After that, offers are made to families who are already enrolled in the Infant Community who are moving up an age group. These offers are made on the Monday of Week 6 of each academic term. Families are provided one week to re-enrol before the next round of offers are made.

Once this process is complete for current families, any remaining vacancies are opened to the public, on the Monday of Week 7 of each academic term. A direct booking link for each program with vacancies is posted on this page of the website and under the relevant course pages.

Placement Priority

We encourage families to start an Infant Community program early in their child’s life if considering placement for Pre and Primary. 

First time bookings are accepted for children under 2.5 years of age as a minimum of six months of the program is necessary to optimise outcomes. First time bookings for children over 2.5 years of age may be refunded if demand exceeds places for the younger age group.

On occasion a Transition to Stage 1 place (term prior to starting Stage 1) is offered to children over 2.5 years if they’ve been offered a Stage 1 place but have not attended the Infant Community previously.

Places are limited and we are often unable to meet demand for the Infant Community for children wishing to join after 18 months of age. Joining the program at pregnancy or before 15 months (Nido Transition start age) provides priority entry to the 18 month to three year course – the Parent Toddler Program (PTP).

Term 2, 2018 Attendance Dates

In Term 2, 2018 the Infant Community is operating from Tuesday 1st of May to Thursday 28th of June.

The Parent Toddler Programs runs for the duration of the Term and the Nido program runs from the second to second-to-last week of term.  Specific dates are published in the booking links once released.

Participants attend one session per week at the same day and time. PTP classes are two hours in duration and Nido one-and-a-half hours. Make-up classes are not available as all classes are usually booked at capacity.

Booking Dates for Next Available Classes

The next available placements for Infant Community classes are for Term 3 this year which starts on the 23rd of July and concludes on the 27th of September.  The booking dates are as follows:

  • Current Infant Community families re-enrolling in the same age group level will be offered in Week 5 from the 28th of May to the 3rd of June
  • Current Infant Community families moving up an age group level will be offered in Week 6 from the 4th to the 10th of June
  • Vacancies are opened to the public from Week 7 on the 11th of June

Course Costs for 2018

The cost of each program for the coming term is outlined below.  Fees are non-refundable.

  • The Nest $380
  • Nido and Nido Transition $330
  • Parent Toddler Group $550
  • Transition to Stage 1 (two sessions per week without parents by invitation) $1,475

Term 2, 2018 Class Timetable

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday

9:00am – 11:00am

PTP

8:45am – 12:15Pm 

Transition to Stage 1

8:45am – 12:15Pm 

Transition to Stage 1

9:00am – 11:00am

PTP

9:00am – 11:00am

PTP

9:00am – 11:00am

PTP 

The Nest

1:00pm to 2:30pm

Nido Transition

1:15pm to 2:45pm

Nido

1:15pm to 2:45pm

Nido

1:00pm to 2:30pm

Nido Transition

1:00pm to 2:30pm

Nido Transition

 

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