What you need to know to enrol

The offer of a place at PLC Sydney Preschools is dependent upon the initial date of receipt of Registration and Equal Priority of Access as outlined by the NSW Department of Education (as listed below).

Waitlist Registration to PLC Sydney Preschools for both girls and boys is the first step in the enrolment process.

You will be asked to nominate:

  • Your proposed calendar year of entry is either 2022 or 2023
  • The relevant PLC Sydney Preschools program for your daughter or son, and
  • The PLC Sydney Preschool Centre location they wish to attend.

What you need to know to enrol

Please note Waitlist Registration applies to the years 2022 and 2023. Years 2024 and beyond are treated as registered expressions of interest and will be invited to waitlist the calendar year before.

2022 is registered waitlist only
2023 is registered waitlist only
2024 and futures years are expressions of interest

After your Waitlist Registration form has been processed, a letter of acknowledgement will be sent from the Preschools. Registration is not a guarantee of a place, but it is usually possible for the school to give an idea of the likelihood of when the confirmation will occur and we will confirm in writing that your child has been waitlisted for the year requested.

Age Requirements

To attend a PLC Sydney Preschool your child MUST have turned 3 years old before their commencement.

Please note, if your child turns 4 years old, on or before the 31st July in the calendar year of their commencement, they may be eligible for our reduced fee rate. To find out more, please click here.

We offer a two, three or five-day program. To find out more about our curriculum program, please click here.

Equal Priority of Access

The NSW Department of Education has set guidelines to assist services with making enrolment decisions, in a way that seeks to allocate places to those in the greatest need.

PLC Sydney Preschool is required to give equal priority of access to the following groups:

  • children who are at least 4 years old on or before the 31 July in that preschool year and not enrolled or registered at a school
  • children who are at least 3 years old on or before the 31 July in that preschool year and/or from low income and Aboriginal families
  • children with English Language needs
  • children with disability and additional needs
  • children who are at risk of significant harm (from a child protection perspective)

Having satisfied the requirements of the Commonwealth Priority of Access guidelines, determination of an offer of a place at the Preschool, will be allocated based on the following criteria:

  • registered siblings and/or children of current PLC Sydney staff
  • children or grandchildren of ex-students according to their initial date of registration

The remaining places are offered by the receipt date of the initial waitlist registration for years 2022 and 2023.

Please note future years, 2024 and beyond, are currently open to register your expression of interest and will not be treated as a registered waitlist.

NB: There is no order of priority assigned to the list above, however priority must be given to the groups outlined above before any other groups, including non-equity three year olds.

All other enrolment offers at PLC Sydney Preschools are dependent upon the initial date of receipt of Waitlist Registration.

The Offer and Enrolment Agreement

If PLC Sydney Preschools offers the family a place at the Preschool, they will be notified in writing, with either an offer of enrolment or advised that they have been placed on a waitlist.

Please be advised that waitlist status is no guarantee that places will eventually become available. If families choose to accept the offer of a place, they are required to read and accept the PLC Sydney Preschools Conditions of Enrolment, sign the Enrolment Agreement and pay a non-refundable Enrolment Fee, currently set at $750 per child.

Parents of girls, please note that acceptance into the PLC Sydney Preschools does not guarantee enrolment into PLC Sydney and parents must complete a separate enrolment process for Kindergarten.

Next Steps

Our team is happy to answer any further questions you might have, however the best way to learn more about PLC Sydney Preschools is to come and see us for yourself.

To ensure your child’s place at a PLC Sydney Preschool, complete the waiting list form.

PLC Sydney Preschool’s key policies are statements of our principles, values and intent, that help guide our daily work and determine our decisions.

Once you have read all the information above, you’re ready to register and begin your child’s PLC Sydney Preschool journey.