Enrol your child in one of SA’s high quality government preschools.
In South Australia, 'preschool' and 'kindergarten' are the same. Children can attend preschool the year before they start school. Aboriginal children and children in care can access preschool from 3 years of age.
Going to preschool has a big impact on your child’s learning and development. Through play-based learning, your child is building important social, emotional and thinking skills to help them thrive.
Enrol now to start preschool at the beginning of 2024.
To start the enrolment process you must complete a preschool registration of interest form.
Start enrolment in 3 easy steps
1. Confirm you child is ready to start
It’s now time to enrol your child to start preschool at the beginning of 2024 if they:
- turn 4 after 31 October this year
- turn 4 before 1 May 2024.
Find out when your children can start preschool with our age calculator.
2. Find a preschool
Use our tool to find a preschool in your local catchment area.
3. Complete a preschool registration of interest form
Fill in the form and give it to your local preschool. Wait to receive an enrolment offer via email or letter from the preschool.
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Why choose a government preschool?
We have some of the highest quality education in the nation with 98% of our government preschools meeting or exceeding the National Quality Standard.
Government preschool programs are much more than supervised activity. They offer quality learning delivered by a qualified early childhood educator to give children a great start in life.
There are almost 400 government preschools in South Australia.
Supporting your child's diverse needs
As well as helping all young children thrive and learn, government preschools provide specialised support for children, including:
- bilingual support for children who speak minimal English
- health and disability support
- programs for children with hearing, speech or language impairment and children with developmental delay or disability.
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