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School Readiness: January holiday workshops prepare little kids for ‘big school’

School Readiness: January holiday workshops prepare little kids for ‘big school’

Is your son or daughter starting school in 2015? At Kids First, our combined team of teachers, speech pathologists and occupational therapists is helping kids prepare for ‘big school’ with 3 days of learning and fun in January.

When your child ‘graduates’ from preschool in mid-December, it will more than six before Kindergarten starts.

That’s a long time spent away from the routines of learning and opportunities to interact with other kids of the same age.

This January, the Kids First team is giving 2015 Kindy students the chance to make a confident start to school with a morning program that will help them get into the swing of life at school.

Each two and half hour session, which will be similar to a morning session at school, will be filled with activities that will develop your child’s:

  • Independence and self-reliance
  • Phonological awareness, sounds and letter recognition
  • Early numeracy, number recognition and counting
  • Fine motor skills
  • Gross Motor Coordination
  • Social and communication skills


A maximum of 8 places is available in this 3 day workshop. Children must attend all three dates to receive maximum benefit from this program.

Dates & Costs

Series 1:                  9.00am – 11.30am
Monday 12 January, 2015 – Wednesday 14 January 2015

Series 2:                  9.00am – 11.30am
Monday 19 January, 2015 – Wednesday 21 January 2015

As Speech & Occupational Therapists are involved in Ready Set School, your child may be eligible for health fund rebates. Please inquire with your health fund for the specifics of your policy cover.

Cost: $360 (Includes all resources and 3 two and a half hour sessions)

How to reserve your child’s place

Because Ready, Set, School is such a unique school readiness program, places are filling quickly.

Contact Kids First today on (02) 9938 5419 to secure a place for your child

*Note: Due to the popularity of this program, the preparation involved and the limited number of places available. Places are offered on first in, first served basis. All bookings must be confirmed with payment in full within 3 business days of booking. No refunds or credits will be available for withdrawals made within 5 working days of the commencement of the program.

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