FAQs - The Bridge Preston & Thornbury


We often get asked questions that relate to enrolment, childcare and more.

If we haven’t listed the answer to your question, please contact us today.

Please refer to our Kinder and Childcare page for further details.

Some courses have government funding, others are fee for service and some are volunteer led.

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Adult Community Further Education

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Our office hours are Monday to Friday 9.00am – 3.30pm, we are however open for venue hire on weekends and evenings

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Our office and courses are closed on public holidays and weekends, however we are still open for venue hire on weekends and public holidays

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Please refer to Childcare and Kinder in the Menu bar

Yes! You can enrol in as many course as you like

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If a course is cancelled by the centre you will receive a full refund

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Please refer to Course Guides for further information

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Course sizes vary depending on each course.

Please call either of our offices for further details.

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Please refer to Course Guides for further information

Category: Courses

Please refer to Course Guides for further information

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Please contact Business Manager Catriona Herz (business@bridge.org.au) to discuss your options.

Not at this time.  However you can pay via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) and submit your enrolment form via email to connect@bridge.org.au

You can always call our office between 9am-3.30pm on 03 9484 5806 to make a payment over the phone.

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You can enrol over the phone (03 9484 5806) or in person

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Payments can be made via Cash, Cheque, EFTPOS, Credit Card or Direct Credit

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For funded programs – a current Commonwealth Health Care Card

For non funded programs – a current Commonwealth Health Care Card or a Seniors Card

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Yes we do

However! please note we do not hire out for teenage parties or 21st birthdays

The Bridge has a strict no alcohol policy

Category: Venue Hire

Preston Neighbourhood House

  • Bev Colvin Room – Approx. 15-20 people
  • Ted Scott Room – Approx. 15-20 people
  • Computer Room – 20 people
  • Front Hall – 100 people
  • Rear Hall – 80 people
  • Front Hall Office – 5-8 people
  • Annexe – 15-20 people

Thornbury Neighbourhood House

  • Front Room – 15 people
  • Middle Room – 10 people
  • Back Room – 15 people

Leinster Grove

  • Training Room – 12-15 people
  • Hall – 100 people
Category: Venue Hire
  • labelled back pack
  • labelled water bottle
  • healthy snack. (please no nuts are allowed in the centre)
  • sun hat for summer
  • warm hat for winter
  • suitable winter jacket
  • at least 2 nappies
  • a pram if your child needs a sleep
  • already made up formula for babies
  • your child’s comfort item from home

If your child show symptoms of high temperature, vomiting or diarrhoea while in care, the staff will comfort him/her then call the parent to pick up the child as these are considered infectious diseases.

We ask parents to keep their children home if they show any of the above symptoms. Exclusion is recommended for 24 hours after the last vomit, bowel motion or temperature above 38 degrees.

In Occasional Childcare, the age of the children vary from six months old up to six years old. The ratio is one staff member for every five children. We can have up to twenty children with four staff in one session.

In the three year old kinder, all the children have to be three years old and over . The ratio is one staff member to fifteen children. We can have up to thirty children with two staff in one session.


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