About Arndu

Arndu St. Paul’s Preschool is a high quality, not-for-profit, Christian community-based preschool located in Oatley.

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Arndu St. Paul’s Preschool is a high quality, Christian, not-for-profit, community-based preschool located in Oatley. We operate in accordance with state school terms and children can attend between 8.30am and 4.00pm. We are licensed for 49 children per day aged 3 to 6 years. Children are divided into two class groups and attend either  2 days (Mon/Tues) or  3 days (Wed/Thurs/Fri) per week.

Arndu is rated as ‘Meeting National Quality Standard’ by Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority .

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Our Vision

As a ministry of Oatley Anglican Church Arndu seeks to create opportunities to share God’s love by sharing the saving message of forgiveness in Jesus. This foundation of love is the basis for providing high quality early childhood education in a Christian environment, supporting and enhancing children’s learning in the early years through belonging, being, becoming and believing.

 
Our Staff

We have a highly qualified and experienced staff, with the number of qualified staff well exceeding regulation standards. Our team of caring and dedicated professionals for 2022 consists of:

Interim Director

William Cook (Mon - Fri)

Masters of Teaching (Birth to 5 years)

Rosa Street Room

Teacher (Mon - Fri) Masters of Teaching (Birth to 5 years)
Educator (Mon - Fri) Diploma of Children's Services

Educator (Mon - Fri) – Diploma Children’s Services
Educator (Mon - Fri) – Certificate III in Children’s Services

Neville Street Room

Teacher (Mon/Tue) Bachelor of Early Childhood Education

Teacher (Weds - Fri) Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
Educator (Tue - Fri) Associate Diploma in Children’s Services

Educator (Mon - Fri) Diploma of Children's Services

 

Other
Staff
  • Two Early Childhood Inclusion Support Teachers are employed on a permanent part time basis  and work daily between 9am and 1pm

  • Office Administrator (Mon, Wed and Thur)

Arndu St Paul’s Preschool adheres to the Early Childhood Code of Ethics for quality early childhood practice.

We also ensure that staff are up to date with First Aid requirements, updating CPR on a yearly basis.

 
 
Our Fees

For 2022

$55.00 per day for funded positions (children who turn four or five before 31st July)

$60.00 for unfunded positions (children under this age)

Fees paid by parents contribute to approximately 70% of Arndu’s running costs. One component of the funding is a subsidy for every child attending; Receipt of this subsidy is what keeps your daily fee at a reasonably manageable level. We may also receive some funding from the Department of Education to cater for specific children with additional needs. The Management Committee aims to set the budget in October, prior to the following year. A full-fees per head is calculated to achieve a balanced budget. Fees may be varied if budget reviews in February and June dictate a change. Fee relief is offered to families that hold a government issued low income Health Care Card. We are also currently receiving Start Strong Free funding and passing 15 hours of fee preschool on to our families. 

Fee Collection

Fee payment is made electronically by either bank transfer or direct debit. Arndu's BSB number is 012 372 and account number is 2568 91417. Please use your surname as the reference so that fees can be correctly identified and allocated.

Fees are to be paid in advance each term. The full term’s fees are to be paid by Week 2 each term. Other timetables for payment can be considered by the Director.

Fees are still payable for any time that a child is absent due to sickness or holidays or any other family event.  Fees are not charged for closure periods such as school holidays, public holidays or for staff development days (pupil free days).

Term Dates 2022
Term 1
Monday 31st January 2022 to Friday 8th April 2022
Staff commence Thursday 27th January
Term 2 
Tuesday 26th April 2022 to Friday 1st July 2022

Monday 14th June = Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday

Term 3
Monday 18th July 2022 to Friday 23rd September 2022
Term 4
Tuesday 10th October 2022 to Monday 19th December 2022 (last day for children)

Friday 20th December = Staff Development Day – no children