Pre-Kinder (Ages 3-5)

Fahan School offers a comprehensive Pre-Kinder program for girls and boys aged 3 - 5 years.

Lady Gowrie Tasmania, in partnership with Fahan School, operates a unique and innovative education and care program, based on the principles of Reggio Emilia, within the school grounds for children from three to five years of age. This small, boutique education and care program for girls and boys prepares children for the first years of school.

In keeping with Fahan School and Lady Gowrie Tasmania's early childhood learning philosophies, the program is inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood learning based on children’s play interests and discovery through a self-guided curriculum. Pre-Kinder at Fahan offers a multiplicity of ways for children to collaborate, think, and construct their own knowledge of the world around them through play based educational experiences including music, art, storytelling and movement, as well as excursions in the local community.

This unique program operates on the Fahan School grounds enabling the children access to the school facilities and extra-curricular activities, including the Travers Morphett Junior Library, play equipment, gardens and the Early Learning Centre Artist-In-Residence. Children also participate in many Junior School activities including time with visiting specialists and the annual Book Week celebrations. The Pre-Kinder program is designed and implemented by qualified, experienced and dedicated educators from Lady Gowrie Tasmania and staff ratios, which are above the minimum standard, ensure the needs of all children in the program are met. 

The Pre-Kinder program operates Monday to Friday from 8.00am until 6.00pm and you may also choose an 8.00am until 3.00pm session. Lady Gowrie Tasmania also offers After School Care for Fahan School students in Prep to Year 6 Monday to Friday from 3.00pm until 6.00pm. 

Lady Gowrie Tasmania are taking enrolments now and welcome your enquiry.

For more information, please contact Fahan School on 03 6225 1064 or email

National Quality Framework

The National Quality Framework (NQF) was the result of an agreement between all Australian governments to work together to provide better educational and developmental outcomes for children.

The NQF includes:

·       The National Law and Regulations

·       The National Quality Standards

·       Assessment and Quality Rating Process

·       National Learning Frameworks

The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) oversees the implementation of the National Quality Framework (NQF) and works with the state authorities to implement and administer the NQF.

Fahan and Lady Gowrie's Pre-Kinder have a service approval that has been issued by the Department of Education Child Care Unit. As the regulatory authority, the Department of Education, through the Education and Care Unit undertake an Assessment and Rating process, to assess the quality of the service.

For more information

Child Care Subsidy (CCS)

The Federal Government provides financial support to reduce the cost of education and care through the Child Care Subsidy. For further information, visit the Department of Education, Skills and Employment website or phone 136 150.


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