Warragamba Preschool is a community based, not for profit preschool providing early childhood education for children in Silverdale, Warragamba and surrounding areas. It is managed by a Committee made up of members of the preschool, which means all money raised goes back into the preschool to benefit the children.
We consistently provide high quality care and learning opportunities for children aged 2-6 years. We understand that all children need a caring, safe and stimulating learning environment to foster their individual development and interests.
What We offer...
- Qualified, experienced Early Childhood staff
- An inclusive preschool program based on children's individual needs, strengths and interests
- A comprehensive Transition to School program
- Close partnerships with local primary schools - including orientation visits
- Support and individual learning programs for children with additional needs
- Competitive rates with subsidies for low income families
- Low fees for children in the year prior to school
- Three beautiful and welcoming playrooms which reflect children's interests and the natural world
- Lovely engaging outdoor play spaces where children can interact with nature
Preschool Hours are 8.00am to 4.00pm Mon-Fri (Term Time only). The Preschool terms are identical to those of NSW Public Schools and we are therefore closed for all public and school holidays. However, school development days (pupil-free days) do not apply to us-we are open on these days. Fees are not charged when the preschool is closed.
Warragamba Preschool is an integral part of our community, providing high quality early childhood education and care to the families of Warragamba and surrounding areas for the past 69 years. As a community based preschool, we value and respect the history of the preschool and local community, longevity of quality educators and family partnerships.
We value relationships with children and families. We value positive transitions within the preschool and local schools. Experiences are planned to provide children with connections to the community, local schools and organisations.
Early childhood is a valued and unique time in a childs life, one to be appreciated. The Early Years Learning Framework, ‘Belonging, Being and Becoming’, guides our practice, encourages reflection and engages our team of early childhood educators to implement programs that challenge and extend children’s individual and group learning.
Educators value play based learning and implement teaching strategies that recognise children as capable resourceful learners, with the ability to express their individual voices, knowledge and skills. Ongoing observations and assessment based on individual and group interests, strengths and needs, provide opportunities to build on children’s identity, knowledge and understandings.
We believe in creating a secure, nurturing and inclusive learning environment, whereby each child is freely able to express their identity and culture, feeling a strong sense of belonging to their family and a respected member of the community. Building positive partnerships with families to enrich children’s sense of Belonging, Being and becoming.
Positive learning dispositions are promoted through our interactions, planned and spontaneous experiences. Educators value the outdoor environment as a third teacher and encourage and support children to explore, discover and respectfully connect with nature.
Sustainability practices are reflected across the service with Educators and children working together to reduce our carbon footprint for a sustainable future.
Educators are engaged in a continual process of professional development and reflect on the preschool, service delivery, practice, teaching and curriculum in a process of continual improvement. We engage our community in events and understand that the community and our families underpin our preschool.
2019 Parent Committee
President: Erin Albee
Vice President: Jessica Bajada
Secretary: Teagan Jennings
Treasurer: Sarah Black
Fundraising Co-ordinator: Rachel Naine
Maintenance Co-ordinator: Sarah Anderson
Bookclub Co-ordinator: Jessica Bajada