About Us

Hours of operation
8.00am to 3.30pm

Monday to Friday

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The preschool closes on NSW public and school holidays.

The preschool is licensed to cater for 20 children per day aged from 3 years to under 6 years of age.

Our staff

Kim Rollings

Director/Nominated Supervisor

Early Childhood Teacher Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood)

 

Thelmara Jermyn
Senior Educator
Diploma of Teaching (ACECQA approved)
Rachel Gibbons Singh
Educator
Certificate 3 in Early Childhood Education and Care

 

Our aims

* To provide a program that is holistically responsive to all children's interests, strengths and emerging skills

*To empower children to develop a strong sense of self-worth, exercise their individual agency and to be resilient

* To encourage children's intrinsic motivation and self-confidence to investigate a variety of play, social and learning experiences within and outside the preschool
* To develop a sense of community and group belonging, strengthening children's social competence and resilience, emotional awareness of self and other's and the value of inter-dependence
* To instill a life-long love of learning

Our Fees

Tweed Heads Community Preschool Inc. operates as a non-profit organisation and receives financial income from NSW State Government funding, targeted grants, parent fees, voluntary fundraising and social functions.

Under the Start Strong Free Preschool Funding Program, we currently offer 15 hours (2 days) per week of fee free preschool for each child enrolled, with the applicable fee applied for any additional attendance (see fee table below). 

 

Funding is provided for children eligible for funding under the Start Strong guidelines for community preschools. To be eligible for funding a child will need to be:

  • At least 3 years old on or before 31 July in that preschool year and not in compulsory schooling; and

  • Attending an early childhood education program

 

Priority of access

  • Services are required to give equal priority of access to:

  • children who are at least 4 years old on or before the 31 July in that preschool year and not enrolled or registered at a school

  • children who are at least 3 years old on or before 31 July in that preschool year and from low income and/or Aboriginal families

  • children with disability and/or additional needs

  • children who are at risk of significant harm (from a child protection perspective).

  • There is no order of priority assigned to the list of points above. Priority must be given to the groups outlined above before any other groups, including non-equity 3 year olds.

 

Fee schedule

​                                                Funded                    Non-funded

                                                                             

Full fee                                 $28.00/day              $34.00/day

 

Health Care Card               $13.00/day          

 

The daily fee is calculated from 8.00am to 3.30pm.

 

An annual enrollment/membership fee of $50.00 per family is charged.  

A voluntary Resource Contribution fee of $30.00 per term is charged to subsidise purchase of  equipment and resources.

Two weeks notice is to be given in the event a child is leaving, otherwise two weeks of fees will be retained.

Our values

*Developing and nurturing trusting and collaborative relationships with children, their families and our wider community

* Promoting a caring, supportive and safe environment​ for all children

* Providing an inclusive anti-bias program where all children thrive

* Having a friendly and welcoming atmosphere

* Employing staff who are qualified, enthusiastic and dedicated advocates for children, the life-stage of childhood, families and the value of Early childhood education