Child Side Playgroup

and School follows

child protection and

protective behaviour

processes.  We deliver

the Keeping Safe: Child

Protection Curriculum.



is inspired
by the

practices of

which are
woven into a
flexible & organic
style of education
designed for

What We Offer
High adult to child ratio

each child is well-known, cared about and unlikely to slip through the cracks

Small by design

we can seriously personalise learning and academically challenge every child and humanise the process

Highly researched

innovative practice relevant to living in the 21st Century, connecting children to the world rather than isolating them behind four walls and a door; children who can cope and thrive with modern living and its requirements


work place conducive for all children to ‘be, belong, become’ – engaged and responsive children enjoying their childhood and education


Fee schedules are set each year at the start of Term 1. Fees and the recurrent funding we receive from federal and state governments (based on numbers of children) help us to cover the running costs of the school. Child Side school, unlike many other schools also provides and covers the cost of food and stationary.

Family fees are what keep us afloat and are the price we pay for ‘independence’, and it is important to pay fees at the beginning of each term to help with the school’s cash flow. Please contact the administrator for direct debit details, other forms of payment or if you require a flexible payment plan.

However, fees never cover all the costs and the school operates on the goodwill of staff, parents and other key people. As such fund raising is an important part of helping the school to cover the costs, and is a core focus of the Parent and Friend group.


Conveyance Allowance

Families who live more than 4.5km from the school are entitled to financial assistance to cover the cost of travel to and from school, as there is no bus service for the school. The conveyance allowance is available from the Department of Infrastructure, but families need to first register through the school. Once registered, families can submit a one-off on-line application for transport assistance and then claim reimbursement at the end of each term by completing an on-line conveyance claim form.


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