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
Teacher –
Early Childhood Educators – Donna Farlow, Chris Lindsay, Janelle O’Connor, Tiara Randall, Debbie Curtis,
Administration – Leanne McEvoy

·       Management Committee
Yamba Preschool is run by a voluntary Management Committee which is elected at the AGM held in February each year. Meetings are held monthly and all parents are welcome and encouraged  to attend and  be involved in the running of the Preschool.

2018 Management Committee is:
President – Andrew Allen
Vice President – Jo Dunne
Secretary – Melissa Morris
Treasurer – Louise Jeffery
Media Officer - Teliesha Roach

General Committee – Jessica Grantley, Juanita Haslett, Jo Harding, Ain Edwards, Felicity Doyle, Elise Green, Nicole Hambly, Kate Furyk, Meg Dougherty, Abbey O'Callaghan, Bree Allen, Maddie Stephenson


“All children experience learning that is engaging and builds success for life.”   (EYLF 2009:7)
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land, The Yaegl People of the Yaygirr language group. With respect we welcome all families from all cultures.

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.

We believe children are capable, active participants in their own learning and that learning should be fun, stimulating and engaging. Children are respected, challenged, encouraged, praised and every child is capable of success.

We believe through secure relationships, children will develop confidence, feel respected, valued and their voices heard.

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

We aim to provide and promote a sustainable environment 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.

Early childhood educators must be engaged, passionate and active participant’s in learning alongside children.

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.