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

Clunes Preschool Exceeding National Quality Standard

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

We believe:

  • 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.
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Clunes Preschool

Clunes Preschool is a great place for children aged 3 to 5 to play and develop. Our high quality program of learning, and spacious and challenging outdoor space provide wonderful opportunities for children to grow and learn. We believe in the potential of education, and are the only preschool that employs all University educated early childhood teachers.
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Clunes PreschoolThursday, January 18th, 2018 at 7:11am
It’s not too late! Starting from Wednesday 31st January... email for more information
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Clunes Preschool added a new photo.Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018 at 6:24am
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Clunes Preschool shared Clunes Carols at the Common's album.Monday, December 18th, 2017 at 9:16am
Great night at the Clunes Carols at the Common. Thanks to our preschool singers and our wonderful committee and parents for making it a success!
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Clunes Preschool posted 10 photos on Instagram.Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 at 3:51pm
Nice day for a walk to Clunes School and a play at the Old School Site. @ Clunes, New South Wales
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Clunes Preschool shared Peggy Popart's event.Monday, December 4th, 2017 at 9:27pm
This looks like fun for a Sunday:
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Clunes PreschoolMonday, December 4th, 2017 at 7:20am
New guidelines for movement for young children. The Department of Health recommends 3 hours of physical activity and play each day and less than 1 hour per day of screen time for 3 to 5 year olds.
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Such a lovely preschool run by lovely women. Thank you for making Tylana’s home away from home somewhere where she is loved and cared for. Highly recommend for your little darlings.
Sulmae Keane
All three of our children have attended this top rate service and all have loved their time. The teachers go above and beyond to provide an interesting, fun, educational and child focused program. The teachers have a true love for their roles and the preschool and it shows in their interaction and activities they provide. I truly cannot rate this service high enough, we will all miss their dedication and smiling faces as our last child transitions to primary school.
Anne Hosking
We were so fortunate to find Clunes Preschool. The staff are highly trained, caring and patient with the children and the program was incredible - art, music, science - and so much more. The grounds are wonderfully landscaped, perfect for safe exploration and adventure! Ours kids loved it so much that when we would arrive to collect them they would say, "Not yet Mum!"
Sally Schofield
My now 9 year old daughter attended Clunes Preschool and we found it to be a loving and caring environment for her. She was very anxious about starting pre-school and we had two false starts at long day care, then finally settled on Clunes. I cannot recommend the caring and considerate staff and their program highly enough.
Sarah Fisher
I had three chrildren attend Clunes Pre-school. They all thrived in this caring, nurturing, positive environment. One of my children had a significant disability which was embraced and accommodated within the school structures. Our whole family was supported through a very difficult period by the wonderful compassionate staff at this service. I cannot speak highly enough about this centre.
Cathie Mitchell

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