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 2021

Wednesday 27th January: Staff Development Day(no charge)

Children attend: Thursday 28th January to Thursday 1st April

 Information Night and AGM: Wednesday 24th  March

Easter Celebrations: Tuesday  30th March and Thursday 1st April Depending on Covid 19 restrictions


Children attend: Tuesday 20th April - Friday 25th June  

Staff Development Monday 19th  April (No Charge)

Mother's Pampering Days : Monday 3rd May and Friday 7th May ( 9 to 11 am) Depending on Covid 19 Restrictions

 Parent/ Teacher Meetings : By telephone or Zoom:

 Week 5, Week 6  Term 2 

Queens Birthday Monday 14th June (No Charge) 

 TERM 3 Children attend: Tuesday 13th July- Friday 17th September

Staff Development Day : Monday 12th July (No Charge)

ATSI Children's Day : Wednesday 4th August

Father's Day Breakfast at Monday 30th August and Friday 3rd  September ( 8 am to 11 am) Depending on Covid restrictions 

TERM 4 Children attend: Tuesday 4th October – Thursday 16th Dec  

Christmas Concerts: TBC: to comply with Current COVID restrictions

Thursday 16th December: Last Day for children for 2020

Staff Development Day: Friday 17 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.