My child is old enough to start school, how do I know if they are ready?

There are a number of determining factors to decide if your child is ready for school. Please contact Miss Tish to discuss.

My child already goes to preschool, why do they need to attend Countdown to Kindy?

Even if they attend preschool, school readiness classes further develop your child especially if they need extra attention, are advanced for their age, or need further stimulation. This helps them follow a structured routine which is a necessity for school.

What does Countdown to Kindy offer my child that preschool doesn't?

A structured program, including themed weekly learning topics that concentrate on school readiness skills.

My child’s class falls on a public holiday; do I still have to pay?

All classes are paid in advance for each term. If they fall on a public holiday, you will be charged half price for an online class via a Vimeo link. You will receive both the link and a PDF of the activities by email so that you and your child can complete them at home.

Will attending preschool and Countdown to Kindy be too much for my child?

Countdown to Kindy is a specialised learning, fun and stimulating environment.
Classes have been kept small and short enough to hold your child’s attention.

How long is each class and how much does it cost?

The Star classes:
3½ - 4½ year-olds
$27.50 for a 1 hour class
Term cost - $275 (10 weeks)

The Rocket classes:
4-5 year-olds
$38.50 for a 1 ½ hour class
Term cost - $385 (10 weeks)

Snappy Fingers classes:
4-5 year-olds
For existing Countdown to Kindy students.
$30 for a 1 hour class
Term cost - $300 (10 weeks)

For new students.
$35 for a 1 hour class
Term cost - $350 (10 weeks)