If you would like to discuss availability please contact us on (02) 9524 8098.

Welcome to Gymea Community Preschool

Our Preschool was established in 1946 and we have a proud tradition of quality Early Childhood Education spanning more than 70 years in the Shire.

We are licensed for 3–5 year old children and offer 60 positions a day in 3 air conditioned classrooms.

We began in a small Church Hall in Warburton St before moving to our current site in Talara Rd in 1960's. Thanks to the fundraising efforts of our families, in 2007 our  beautiful purpose built  Preschool was completed. In 2011, an extensive upgrade was made to our huge Outdoor learning area and garden. In that same year we installed interactive white boards in each classroom. This creates a balance of natural environment and technology to support children's learning. But the most important element for learning are our amazing team of Early Childhood Educators.

As a Not for Profit Organisation, any financial surplus is reinvested into the Preschool each year. The result is a beautifully equipped indoor and outdoor learning environment for the children in our care, where quality improvement is a continued focus.

As a Community based Preschool we are managed by our Parent Group .We include our families in a range of social and Fund raising activities throughout the year to create a collaborative partnership. We acknowledge all parents as their child's first teachers and strive to work in partnership with them in their child's learning journey.

Learning Environments

Children learn best when they are engaged, intrigued and inspired by their environment. Our staff ensure that they establish a strong relationship with each child and understand their interests and learning needs.

   

Together staff and children explore the environment, question and research information. Learning is individualised, fun and interactive. The children are challenged in their thinking and supported as they learn with their peers.

Term Dates 2019

TERM 1
Tuesday 29th January: Staff Development Day(no charge)

Children attend: Wednesday 30th January to Friday 12th April

Parent Teacher Meeting : Starfish Room

Family Fun Night : Friday 15th March

AGM: Wednesday 20th March

Easter Celebrations: Monday 8th April and Friday 12th April ( 11:30 am-12:30 pm)

TERM 2

Children attend: Tuesday 30th April - Friday 5th July  

Staff Development Monday 29th April (No Charge)

Mother's Pampering Days : Monday 6th May and Friday 10th May ( 9 to 11 am)

Parent/ Teacher Meetings ( Turtles and Seahorse Rooms)

Queens Birthday Monday 10th June (No Charge) 

 TERM 3 Children attend : Monday 22nd July to Thursday 26th September

Father's Day Breakfast at Preschool Monday 26th August and Friday 30th August ( 8 am to 11 am)
Thursday 26th September : Last day for children for Term 3

Staff Development: Friday 27th September 

TERM 4 Children attend: Monday 14th October – Thursday 19th Dec  

Grandparents Morning Tea and Garden Day: Monday 21st October and Friday 25th October 8 am - 11 am
Christmas Concerts: Monday 2nd December and Friday 6th December
Thursday 19th December: Last Day for children for 2019

Staff Development Day: Friday 20 th   December                     

The Preschool is open 8am – 3:30 pm, Mon – Fri. After Care 3:30 -4pm also available.  Contact us for information regarding Current Fees.