John Brotchie Nursery School

Capable, Confident and Creative Children

Telephone02 9316 8825

Our enrolment

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Applications for 2025 are now open and close on Friday 30th August 2024.

To enrol your child for preschool in 2025

A child may be eligible for enrolment in preschool from the beginning of the school year if they turn four years on or before 31st July of that year.

  • You must be intending to start your child in Kindergarten in 2026 - our preschool program is for one year, the year before the child is going to school. If you are not intending to send your child to Kindergarten in 2026 you will need to wait till next year to apply.
  • You need to:
    • Attend one of the enrolment open days. (No booking required)
    • All applications are considered individually, not in order of receiving the application form.
    • The open day will start with a Principal address and a school tour. (Please be prompt for the start time)
    • On the open day, you will receive an application form to complete.
  • You will need to bring:
    • A copy of your child's birth certificate or identity documents.
    • Proof of your residential address eg. council rates, residential lease or utility account.
  • Open Days:
    • Wednesday 15th May 2024 @ 4pm
    • Saturday 1st June 2024 @ 9am
    • Wednesday 7th August 2024 @ 4pm
    • Saturday 24th August @ 9am

Applications close on Friday 30th August @ 3pm. All applications must be received by this date to be included in first-round offers.

General principles of enrolment

John Brotchie Nursery School is a department of education school and implements the current enrolment policy and procedures. John Brotchie Nursery School's enrolment applications consistently exceed the available positions, so it is important to note that placement is not guaranteed. A placement panel is formed to review all applications and allocate the positions.

Priority is given to:

  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander children
  • Children living in low socio-economic circumstances

The placement panel will offer enrolment in the following order (after the above priorities):

  • Children living in the Botany Public School local intake area
  • Children living outside of the Botany School local intake area who have/had siblings at John Brotchie Nursery School or Botany Public School
  • Children living outside the Botany Public School local intake area. Priority in this group is in the following order:
    • Children living in a school's local intake area that does not have a department of education preschool.
    • Children living in a school's local intake area that does have a department of education preschool.

You can find out your local school's intake area on the School Finder website