Enrolling in Childcare & Preschool


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Enrolment Process

If you are seeking childcare within the Lake Macquarie, Cameron and Newcastle area for your child we would love you to consider Fairyland Preschool Barnsley.

  1. Fill in the waiting list application form and return via email or post.
  2. As your child approaches 2 years of age and a vacancy becomes available, you will be invited to visit the preschool. This allows you and your child to participate in activities, meet with staff and observe our environment
  3. When you have been offered a placement, you will receive an enrolment pack to complete. This must be completed in full and returned with bond and fee payments before your child can commence. Most placements are offered in August/September of each year to start the following January. Our orientation week is held in the first week of December each year. During orientation, parents and children are invited to attend the morning session (9.00am - 11.00am). Attendance at these sessions allows you to become familiar with our routine, meet our educators, join in on activities, share morning tea and familiarise your child with our environment in preparation for the following year.

Waiting List Application Form

Download our waiting list application form here.
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Childcare & Preschool Fees

Full fees for 2018 are as follows: 7:00am - 5:30pm $95 per day

NO charge for public holidays.

A bond of $60 (credited to your account once your child leaves), and administration fee of $60 (which is non-refundable) will need to be returned with your enrolment paperwork.

You will need to contact the Family Assistance Office on 13 61 50 to determine your eligibility for the Child Care Benefit (CCB) and the Child Care Rebate (CCR).

You are also required to provide a CRN number (Customer Reference Number) for both your child and parent claiming CCB/CCR.
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Entitlements When Your Child Is Absent

Your child's place is reserved for them when they are away. This means if your child is absent due to illness or family holidays you are still required to pay for that day. Each financial year your child is entitled to 42 absences which can be for any reason. The Family Assistance Office will still pay your CCB and CCR entitlements for these 42 absence days.

We are not open on public holidays, but unlike most other long day care centres we do not charge for public holidays.



Fairyland Preschool is now accepting children from the age of 2, you no longer have to wait until age 3 to attend our wonderful centre.