Preschool and kindergarten services

At preschool your child will learn through play-based programs designed and delivered by qualified teachers. In South Australia, 'preschool' and 'kindergarten' are the same.


Your child is entitled to one year of preschool. Refer to the education department website for information on finding a preschool and when to enrol.


It's important that children are immunised because it helps to protect them and others from vaccine-preventable diseases.

When you enrol your child in their preschool you will be asked for a copy of their current immunisation record.

Find out more about immunisation requirements on the education department website.

Support for children with additional needs or disability

If your child has additional needs or disability they might be eligible for extra support at their preschool.

For more information visit disability support at preschool or contact the director of your child’s preschool.

Related information

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For more information contact your local preschool.

For preschool intake date enquiries phone the education department on 8207 2458 or email

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