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 2020

TERM 1
Tuesday 28th January: Staff Development Day(no charge)

Children attend: Wednesday 29th January to Friday 9th April

 

Family Fun Night : Friday 13th March

AGM: Wednesday 20th March

Easter Celebrations: Tuesday  7th April and Thursday 9th April ( 11:30 am-12:30 pm) Cancelled due to Covid 19

TERM 2

Children attend: Tuesday 28th April - Friday 3rd July  

Staff Development Monday 27th April (No Charge)

Mother's Pampering Days : Tuesday 5th May and Friday 8th May ( 9 to 11 am) Cancelled due to Covid 19 restrictions

Reptile Man : Monday 11th and Friday 15th May

(Cancelled due to Covid 19 restrictions)

 Parent/ Teacher Meetings : By telephone or Zoom:

 

Week 5, Week 6  Term 2 

Queens Birthday Monday 8th June (No Charge) 

 TERM 3 Children attend: Monday 20th July to Thursday 24th September

Father's Day Breakfast at Preschool Tuesday 1st September and Friday 4th September ( 8 am to 11 am) Cancelled due to Covid restrictions 

 

Thursday 24th September : Last day for children for Term 3
Preschool Photos Days: Monday 14th and Friday 18th September
Staff Development: Friday 25th September 

 

TERM 4 Children attend: Monday 12th October – Thursday 17 th Dec  

Christmas Concerts: TBC: to comply with Current COVID restrictions

Tuesday 1st December and Friday 4th December

Thursday 17th December: Last Day for children for 2020

Staff Development Day: Friday 18 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.