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Northern Beaches Council Pre-schools offer children from 3 to 5 years the social and practical skills and routines to give them the best possible transition to starting ‘big school’. We’d like to help you make the best choice for your children with information on what Northern Beaches Council has to offer and how it works. 

Getting Children School Ready

With our three pre-schools, Northern Beaches Council offers quality, affordable pre-school programs in line with the Early Years Learning Framework.  Choose a two or three day program or all week, children really enjoy the experience.

Pre-school Hours and Cost

Our pre-schools operate from 8.15am to 3.45pm Monday to Friday and during school term.

Daily fee from 1 January 2019
Children under 4 years on 31 July$56
Children 4 years old on or before 31 July$53

Enrolling Your Child in Pre-school

Catering for 3-5 year olds, preference is given to children starting school the following year and based on the application date. Places are then offered to younger applicants also on a first applied-first choice basis. With limited places, it’s worthwhile putting your children on Council’s Pre-school waitlist as soon as possible. 

Manly Community Pre-school

Kangaroo Street
Manly NSW 2095
Phone  9976 1635

Manly Community Pre-school will be  temporarily closed for renovations in 2019. Families can choose from Ivanhoe Park (39 places) or North Harbour Pre-school (20 places).

Ivanhoe Park Pre-school

Ivanhoe Park (off Raglan Street)
Manly NSW 2095
Phone  9977 7032

Ivanhoe Park Pre-school has 39 places for 2019.

North Harbour Children's Centre

1 Burton Street
Balgowlah NSW 2093
Phone 9976 1635

North Harbour Children's Centre has 20 places for 2019.

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