Tindal Preschool is located on the RAAF Base Tindal, 18km from Katherine. It services all of the children residing on base and surrounding area. The Little Gecko’s Childcare Centre is across the carpark and some of our children also attend there.
At Tindal Preschool we believe that each child has the right to be their own person, by exploring their imagination, expressing themselves and being heard, because their thoughts and opinions are important to them. We provide a safe and fun learning environment where children are able to play with toys, get muddy and jump in puddles and have the chance to be a superhero if they desire. Our learning environment provides challenging, flexible, inclusive and stimulating opportunities to allow children to learn and develop through purposeful play.
Morning group 8.00 am – 11.00 am
Afternoon group 12 noon – 3.00 pm
Monday – Friday
Early Entry: We accept children at the beginning of Term 1 as long as they are four by 30th June that year. We also accept children in Term 3 as long as they are four by 30th September that year and there are available positions. Any child starting after the 30th June will be required to complete 18 months of Preschool.
Healthy Eating Policy: Children are encouraged to bring a piece of fruit and one healthy eating snack for their morning/afternoon tea each day. We also regularly make healthy food during cooking lessons.
Toilet Training: Children must be fully toilet trained before commencing Preschool.
Parent committee: Our Preschool is governed by a parent committee that meets on a Wednesday of weeks 2 and 7 each Term.
Music: A qualified music teacher conducts a 30 minute lesson with the children at Preschool every Friday.
Swimming: Is conducted in Term 4 each year at the Base swimming pool. A Royal Life instructor runs a lesson every week for six weeks. This program focuses on developing water awareness and an understanding of being safe both in and around waterways.
Parent Contribution $50.00 per Term (4 Terms)
Music Lessons $20.00 per Term
Swimming Lessons $30.00