About Our Preschool

Alstonville Community Preschool is located in the middle of Crawford Park Alstonville and provides a natural early childhood learning environment for children 3-5 years of age.

It is a not for profit community based centre and has two classrooms operating five days per week, providing early childhood programs for up to 110 children each week.

Our preschool has a team of dedicated, highly qualified educators who strive to deliver the highest possible levels of education and care to local children.

We have an established commitment to the inclusion of children with additional learning or developmental needs and work in partnership with local Inclusion support providers to achieve excellent outcomes for children.

Our other programs include

  • the Gumnuts Nature Learners program and
  • our Partners in Play Playgroup for parents and children 18 mths- 3yrs;

The operation of our preschool and all decision making is done in partnership with families, educators, children and the local community. This decision making and ongoing planning is done under the guiding principles of the National Quality Framework (NQF).

The guiding principles of the NQF are as follows:

  • The rights and best interest of the child are paramount
  • Children are successful, competent and capable learners
  • Equity, inclusion and diversity underpin the framework
  • Australia‚Äôs Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures are valued
  • The role of the parents and families is respected and supported
  • Best practise is expected in the provision of education and care services