A service that has qualified, experienced early childhood educators
A Pre-School program based on children's individual needs and interests. Comprehensive, Specialised and Individual Programs
Developing Family and Community Partnerships
Management and detailed individual and group documentations
Competitive rates with subsidies for low income families.
Hamilton Community Pre-School acknowledges the Awabakal people who are the traditional custodians of this land. Hamilton Community Pre-School would also like to pay respect to the elders past, present and future and extend that respect to other Aboriginals present.
Hamilton Community Pre-School is a community-based, non-profit service and any profits made are channelled back into the service for the benefit of the children. The Pre-School is run by the community. We provide high quality care and learning opportunities for children aged 3- 6 years, this is evident in our National Quality Standard overall rating which was meeting. We believe that all children need a caring, safe and stimulating learning environment to foster their individual development and interests.
We are licensed to care for 26 children per day, with 4 trained educators on the floor to guide and promote children’s learning.
The Pre-School is licensed and funded by the NSW Department of Education and Communities
At Hamilton Community Pre-School we believe that each child is a unique individual and should be viewed, respected and treated as such. We embrace a sense of belonging and a sense of usness with all involved in the Pre-School.
We welcome and support Rainbow Families.
Hamilton Community Pre-School has a responsibility to both the children placed in its care and the families of those children to ensure that we provide the best care possible so that they are protected from the chance of child abuse.
Under the relevant legislation including Child Protection (Offender Registration) Act 2000, Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012, Children’s Guardian Act 2019 & Commission for Children and Young People Act 1998.
Early childhood services are required to ensure allegations of child abuse concerning children in their care are appropriately addressed. Under the Children's Guardian Act, and the Commission for Children and Young People Act 1998 numerous procedures are in place to identify and exclude, if necessary, all inappropriate persons from having contact with the children in care or from being employed in child care services.
These procedures apply to Hamilton Community Pre-School and were developed to provide a framework for the protection of the child and to clarify procedures for staff through a comprehensive Child Safety Code of Conduct which outlines inappropriate behaviours that must be reported on allegations and child abuse. This means that all educators at Hamilton Community Preschool by law are Mandatory Reporters and will report any child that is at risk of significant harm.
We offer specialised educational programs that are embedded in the children’s learning day. These include:-
- School readiness and group skills
- Individual objectives that target each child’s learning and developmental needs.
- Visual arts
- Music groups
- Independence and self help skills
- Large language group
- Development of gross motor skills, namely the Fundamental Movement Skills
- Empathy and social development
- Kids Safety Program, such as Seemore Safety and Ditto in the box.
- Progressive documentations on the children’s interests and development
- Detailed individual documentations that tell the story of your child’s learning with comprehensive linkages to the EYLF and National Quality Standards, A thorough Analysis of Learning with references to early childhood researchers and theorists available at all times through Storypark.
Hamilton Community Preschool provides an environment where my daughter is flourishing and thriving in her learning and developing. She goes to preschool with a smile and returns home with a smile on her face, beaming with excitement and stories of all the activities they take part in each day. It is a joy to watch her relationship with the teachers, and I can see that they genuinely love the children and the work that they do each day. I love the variety of activities that the children are involved in and the play-based learning that takes place- including cooking, gardening, craft, outdoor play, science experiments, puzzles, music, reading, building blocks, dress-ups, dolls, writing etc. The children are never bored and the teachers are always finding new and innovative ways to teach the children. I love the way the families are involved in the preschool, being invited in for special events and to help run activities in their area of expertise. I love the cultural diversity of the preschool, which makes my daughter feel at home. I am constantly telling others about the preschool and how thrilled we are that our daughter is a part of the wonderful school! We wouldn't want her going anywhere else for her early learning years, and I look forward to sending my younger children there too in future years. Brittany Darvas
For parents wishing to enrol their child at Hamilton Community Pre-School we have a waiting list form for you to download. Please fill in the form and send back to us.
A virtual tour
Pre-School T-Shirts and Hats
When your child is placed we hold a parent orientation night, this is where the Director will provide you with your orientation package as well as have Pre-School t-shirts and hats available for you to purchase for your child. The hats meet the Cancer Council recommendations and dressing your child for Pre-School is so easier when they have one.
The Immunisation Status of your child is extremely important. Hamilton Community Preschools CAN NOT enrol children who cannot provide the following documents AIR Immunisation History Statement, AIR Immunisation History Form (ie child on recognised catch-up schemes) or AIR Immunisation Medical Exemption Form (certified by a GP) In the event of a vaccine preventable disease occurring in the Pre-School, the Director is required to notify the Public Health Unit. Un-immunised children must be excluded from the service, with fees still payable at this time. Upon enrolment families are asked to provide an AIR Immunisation History Statement for their child to enrol in the service.
Regular: 8.30am to 4.00pm The Pre-School is closed on weekends, school and public holidays. Due to our Licensing Regulations, we are unable to open the doors to parents and children prior to 8.30am.