Gawler East Preschool


Gawler East Preschool is a Department of Education & Children's Services (DECD) site. It is conveniently located adjacent to the Gawler Community Child Care Center and Gawler East Primary School.

The Preschool provides a positive, stimulating and quality educational program, which has clear plans and expectations. Staff are organised and professional and aspire to a culture of inquiry for improvement and best practice. They believe respectful, caring, supportive and strong relationships are essential to learning.

The information on this website will help you get a "picture" of our preschool. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the preschool for a chat or to perhaps arrange a visit.

Contact Information

Director: Sandra Ball
Phone: (08) 8523 0166
Fax: (08) 8523 0877
Address: 1 Finch Road
Postal: PO Box 551
DECD Partnership: Greater Gawler
DECD Portfolio: Gawler

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Session Times

Gawler East Preschool provides access to 15 hours of preschool to eligible children by way of 30 hours per fortnight. This is usually delivered by 2 full days per week and one half day a fortnight.

The 2016 options are:

Option A : Monday and Tuesday 8:30am-3:20pm, designated alternate Fridays 8:30am-12:30pm

Option B:Wednesday and Thursday 8:30am-3:20pm, designated alternate Fridays 8:30am-12:30pm

Mon-Thurs Sessions 8:30am-3:20pm
Friday Sessions: 8:30am-12:30pm

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Parent Information

We have a number of relevant informative documents for parents. All policies and information about the preschool can be downloaded from the files below, however please feel free to contact the preschool directly if you would like a hard copy or to have any information clarified.

NOTE: All downloads open in a new browser window

Download File Size File Type
Parent Information Book 2016 622 KB Adobe PDF
Gawler East Policy Book 2016 735 KB Adobe PDF
Priority of Access Guidelines
(currently being reviewed)
12 KB Adobe PDF
Behaviour and Bullying Policy
(currently being reviewed)
16 KB Adobe PDF
Grievance Policy 27 KB Adobe PDF

For more information regarding policies, please visit the DECD Departmental Policies webpage.

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Playgroup Information

While we do not offer a Playgroup one of our staff can assist you to find other options for Playgroup in and around the Gawler area. Please contact the preschool for details.

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Occasional Care

The preschool does not have a funded Occasional Care program but is co-located with Gawler Community Child Care Center which could offer a similar service.

Gawler East Primary School is also located directly across the road and may provide Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) for children who meet the entry criteria.

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Planning & Reporting

The Context Statement provides detailed information about our preschool.

NOTE: All downloads open in a new browser window

Download File Size File Type
Context Statement 152KB Adobe PDF
Annual Report (2015) 629 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 (PDF 116KB)

More information

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