Exciting news today with the arrival of our Service Approval meaning we are a licensed Childcare facility. We have approval for 21 places. This is one of several distinguishing qualities of Patersonia Early Learning - we are a small centre offering long day care and preschool for ages 3-5.
Some of the other distinguishing features of Patersonia Early Learning and Primary School with include learning outdoors in nature everyday, learning in the community, individual learning plans for all and child and interest led learning.
In Tasmania you can choose to send you child to a public kindergarten once they are 4, or you can continue to use a Childcare facility that offers an Early Learning program. Kindergarten in Tasmania is a non-compulsory year of school.
The last step in our approval process is to gain federal funding approval so that you can claim the new Child Care subsidy (CCS). This approval has been delayed due to the July start date of the CCS as we have had to apply under the new system which didn't become available until June. Soon we should have this last approval ticked off as well.