Enrolments preschool and day care services are now open for 2019

Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone at the site of the future Bossley Park preschool.
Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone at the site of the future Bossley Park preschool.

Enrolments for Fairfield Council’s preschool and day care services – including the new facility at Bossley Park Public School –  are now open for 2019.

Council, which is the area’s largest not-for-profit provider of preschool and day care services, offers preschool fees as low as $10 per day for eligible families across its 14 Early Learning Centres (0-6 years).

It also has 10 supported playgroups, a Family Day Care scheme with up to 60 educators providing education and care in a home based environment and is a provider of early intervention supports including speech pathology and occupational therapy through Fairstart Early Intervention.

Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone said 85 percent of a child’s brain develops before they go to school. 

“Research shows attending preschool, particularly in the year before school, has a positive impact on a child’s brain development,” he said.

“Our low fees ensure that children have access to vital early education services and that parents are able to afford quality care for their children, which allows them to return to work or their own education.”

Enrolment for the new 40-place Bossley Park Preschool is being prioritised for children who turn 4 on or before July 31, 2019, and children who turn 3 on or before the July 31 whose parents have a current health care card or concession card.

The new $1.4 million preschool replaces the 20-place mobile preschool  that has been operating out of a classroom and will be open in early 2019.