Yamba Preschool Kindergarten is a non profit community based preschool licensed to care for 29 children each day aged from 3-5 years, providing quality early childhood education since 1983 . We aim to provide a safe, stimulating, caring, friendly, multicultural early childhood environment for children and their families, where children can learn and grow.
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, Chris Lindsay,
Janelle O’Connor, Tiara Randall, Debbie Curtis,
Administration – Leanne McEvoy
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
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
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
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.
Monday – Friday
Flexible entry from 8am, all children off the premises by 3.30pm.
During NSW public
We follow the NSW Department of Education gazetted school
holidays and public holidays.