Centres (Corrimal Community Preschool)


Corrimal Community Preschool

6 Short Street,

Fax: 02 4285 4439
Email: ccps@bigfatsmile.com.au
Opening hours: 7am-6pm
Attendance blocks: 9 hours, 10 hours, full day
Ages: 0 - 5 years

We are strong advocates for interest-based learning and encouraging children to learn through play. We provide a nurturing and caring environment that allows children to develop and build on their curiosity and social skills whilst exploring the natural world around them. We aim to build resilience in all children and to ensure that children are building their emotional intelligence from a young age.
We love to engage in our local Community and can often be found exploring the Library, football field or local shops. All families are welcome to be as involved in the centre life as they wish and we greatly appreciate all input into our educational program.

Kate Ashelford – Centre Director

What Parents are Saying About Us

“My child seems extremely happy and always says his day was “fun” after I pick him up. Its all we want for our child at this young age – to enjoy being a child. My son has come along in leaps and bounds socially and developmentally since starting and seems to have a very good relationship with his teachers and peers. The teachers always give us a great update at the end of each day and seem very invested in exploring my son’s interests further.”

Why choose Corrimal Community Preschool?

We have a large outdoor area that provides a variety of learning experiences for children to extend their skills. These areas include; bike tracks, outdoor musical drums, slippery dip with climbing wall, sand pit, vegetable garden, dirt pit, etc.

We work together with the University of Wollongong and the Early Start Program to provide the best start to education and technology. This means that our educational practices are informed by the latest research around best practice.

We provide school readiness and a Transition to School Program, and work with local primary schools all year to make the transition as smooth as possible for children and their families. Our program promotes the skills needed for starting Primary school e.g. sharing and turn-taking in even our youngest children.

We participate in ongoing excursions throughout the year to extend on children’s learning. These include regular visits to the library, Corrimal Cougars stadium, local shops, nursing homes and more.
We have a very active P&F committee to provide a variety of events to get to know each other and build community.

We encourage children to learn at their own pace and we believe that children learn best when they are interested and engaged. Throughout the year children engage in a variety of explorations with their peers and educators that allow them to build social skills, problem solve and which promote a curiosity for learning.

What’s included?

Meals – breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, and snacks

What to bring?

Change of clothes in a bag
Drink bottle