about us

·       Our Team
Our team of enthusiastic and passionate educators embrace the Preschool philosophy and work collaboratively with families and community to create  a place where children belong and develop a lifelong love of learning.
 The Yamba Preschool team of educators is led by the director with the support of our parent management committee. Educators have a strong commitment to Professional development and participate in training workshops throughout the year.

Director/Teacher – Julie Smith
Early Childhood Educators – Donna Farlow, Janelle O’Connor, Tiara Randall, Kirsty Evans, Tracey McGill, Julia Smart, Karen Rawlinson, Hannah Maslen
Administration – Leanne McEvoy

·       Management Committee
Yamba Preschool is run by a voluntary Management Committee which is elected at the AGM held in March each year. Meetings are held monthly.

Management Committee is:
President –  Corrine Bell
Vice President – Cynthia Kneipp
Secretary – Teliesha Roach
Treasurer – Aimee Bice
Media Officer - Sarah Jones




“All children experience learning that is engaging and builds success for life.”   (EYLF 2009:7)

WWe acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land, The Yaegl People of the Yaygirr language group. We acknowledge, respect, value and welcome all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their culture.

Our foundations in the Yamba community were established in 1983. We acknowledge the foresight and hard work of the successive committees and community to fundraise and build the existing centre. We strive to continue to extend and develop a centre that is worthy of the needs of the community through collaborative partnerships.

We believe all children are active participants in their own learning through play and that learning should be fun, stimulating and engaging. At all times children’s rights and best interests are respected, challenged, encouraged, praised and every child is capable of success. 

The children at Yamba Preschool voiced their thoughts and promises - to look after the environment, to be respectful of others and kind to our friends and to have a fun time and be happy.

We believe through secure relationships, children will develop confidence, feel respected, valued and their voices heard. Acknowledging that they construct their own understandings, contribute to the learning of others and participate in the decisions that affect them.

We acknowledge the importance of connection to the natural world as being essential to the child’s wellbeing.

We aim to provide, promote and support children to be active agents for sustainable and environmental practices underpinned by safety, education, exploration, respect and friendship.

We believe that each child and their family are important and unique, recognising that families are the child’s first and most influential teachers. Families’ beliefs and values will be respected through active communication and collaboration to ensure the child’s learning and wellbeing is holistic.

The team at Yamba Preschool are advocates for quality outcomes for children, understanding that lifelong learning, current knowledge, collaboration and reflection sustain best practice. Educators are engaged, passionate and active participant’s in learning alongside our children.

Together Yamba Preschool understands that continuous improvement, best practices and quality outcomes are paramount to remaining contemporary. Current conversations, research and understandings are critically reflected on to inform our unique service.

Updated 2020

We believe that as children participate in everyday life they develop interests and construct their own identity and understandings of the world through relationships with families, community, culture and place. These relationships underpin belonging, being and becoming.

·       Opening Hours
Monday  – Friday 
Flexible entry from 8am, all children off the premises by 3.30pm.
During NSW  public school terms.
We follow the NSW Department of Education gazetted school holidays and public holidays.