About Torrens Valley Children’s Centre

Torrens Valley Children’s Centre is a Department for Education (DfE)site and offers our families a DfE kindergarten during term time and a limited long day care service for 50 weeks of the year. Our childcare service operates on a full day model of care. We provide a challenging and stimulating learning environment and are committed to developing strong partnerships with both our families and wider community. We have a centre wide focus on creating natural play spaces and strive to use natural, recycled and sustainable resources and materials. For more information please see our Philosophy Statement.

The Centre is managed by the Governing Council, which consists of both parents and staff.


Children are entitled to 15 hours of preschool (kindy) per week for one year, prior to starting school. When they begin preschool is dependent on their date of birth. We now have two intakes per year. If your child’s 4th birthday falls on or before 30th April, they will start kindy in term 1 of that year. If their 4th birthday falls between 1st May and 31st October they will be eligible to start in the mid-year (term 3) intake of that year.

To best suit the needs of our community our 15 hours per week entitlement is spread over the year using a 12/18 model of attendance. This looks like:

2 full days odd weeks of each term (Tuesday & Wednesday) and 3 days even weeks of each term (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday)

Children of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and Children under the Guardianship of the Minister are eligible to attend full time (15 hours per week) Kindergarten from their 3rd birthday. 

Kindergarten Costs

Preschool/Kindergarten costs are currently $185.00 per term plus a $10.00 materials & Services Levy (in lieu of fundraising).


Childcare Services

Childcare Services are provided from 7am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday, 50 weeks of the year.

Full Day Session:
7.00am – 6.30pm

What to bring to Childcare
Children Under Two
  • Named baby bag
  • Bring your children in a disposable nappy with one extra nappy for the child to go home in
  • Change of clothes (all named please)
  • Milk bottles
  • Hat (see Sun Smart Policy)
  • Nutritional lunch and snack in named lunch box (please see staff for ideas)
  • Fruit (for shared morning fruit)
  • Dummy
  • Comforter item
Children Over Two
  • Named bag
  • Bring your children in a disposable nappy with one extra nappy for the child to go home in (if still in nappies)
  • If child is toilet training, 8 – 10 spare sets of underwear and several spare sets of shorts/skirts/trousers etc.
  • Change of clothes (all named please)
  • Hat (Legionnaire’s or Broadbrim)
  • Nutritional lunch in named lunch box
  • Fruit (for shared morning fruit)
  • Snacks
We ask that children’s personal items
ie: toys are NOT brought to child care – except if it is a comforter.
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