Alstonville Community Preschool is open weekdays between 8.30am and 4.00pm during NSW school terms.
Children may enrol for 2 days per week in keeping with the NSW Department of Educations’ Start Strong funding model for NSW preschools. This ensures that all children have access to at least 600 hrs of preschool education in their year before school.
There are five two day groups for you to choose from each week.
Our aim is to work in partnership with families to create a stimulating and supportive learning environment where all children can learn, develop and explore through play.
Alstonville Community Preschool Inc. is a not for profit community based preschool established in January 2014 by an amazing group of parents, staff and community members who worked together to ensure that Alstonville had a high quality early childhood learning environment for children for the future. Our preschool is governed by a voluntary Management Committee of up to ten family and community members who are elected each year at the Annual General Meeting.
Families are encouraged to become involved in the preschool in whatever ways they are able. This could be membership of our Management Committee, fundraising activities, sharing skills and knowledge with the children, helping at working bees, or donating reusable resources for our craft supplies.
We look forward to sharing what we do in this wonderful early childhood space with you and your child.
Our Philosophy & Statement of Values
Our philosophy is simple and highlights nature based play as central to the many learning experiences planned for children each day.
This is supported by our
Governance & Leadership
Early childhood and Care Services such as ours, that are managed by the community are able to:
make decisions which reflect their community and its culture
be connected to and responsive to their local community
develop social capital by building connections, relationships and networks for families
The Management Committee is ultimately responsible for meeting all financial and legal obligations of the preschool, ensuring its ongoing viability and is the employer of all preschool staff.
The NSW Department of Education is the Regulatory Authority responsible for compliance and funding of the Preschool. Assessment and Compliance Officers from the Department visit regularly to ensure we maintain our high standards of education and care.