Clunes Community Preschool
Clunes Community Preschool is a community managed, not for profit preschool providing high quality education and care in the Northern Rivers. We are open Tuesday to Friday from 8.30am – 4pm during the NSW school term.
Our team of engaged, highly qualified and experienced early childhood educators provide a supportive environment for children to learn and grow. We cater to children between the ages of 3 and 5 years with our play-based preschool program.
Our Preschool Program
At Clunes Preschool we focus on learning through play, encouraging a broad range of skills such as curiosity, concentration, coordination and collaboration. Our play-based curriculum is inclusive and considers the individual needs and interests of the children. It is aligned with the National Quality Framework and our preschool has been rated as Exceeding the National Quality Standard.
Every day our children are encouraged to experience and interact with the natural world through outdoor activities and active social play. Our program stimulates imagination and engages children with music, movement, arts, literacy and numeracy, science, cooking, gross motor and fine motor skills.
We value family participation at the preschool and invite parents and carers to share knowledge and be involved in a range of activities at the centre.
Our Philosophy of Early Childhood Education and Care
- Children are capable, active participants in their own learning.
- That every child is capable of success.
- The physical and social environment in which a child lives and learns has a critical impact on the child’s learning.
- Contact with the natural world is essential to every child’s wellbeing.
- Emotional wellbeing and social competence are important foundations for health and learning throughout a child‘s life.
- Children learn through play, participating in self-care and interactions with a range of people.
- Positive relationships are key to providing quality early education and care.
- Family and the greater community are important influences for children.
- Families, as children’s first and most influential teachers, play a critical role in children’s learning and wellbeing.
- That there are many different ways of living, being and knowing.
- That early childhood educators must be engaged, passionate and active participants in learning alongside children.