Getting children school ready

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

Pre-school hours

Our pre-schools operate from 8.15am to 3.45pm Monday to Friday during the NSW public school terms.

Daily fee

Children under 4 years on 31 July - $59

Children 4 years old on or before 31 July - $56

The NSW Government recently announced that children aged 3-5 can access 15 hours of free pre-school until the end of 2022 - a continuation of the COVID relief package program put in place in early 2020. Take advantage of this offer from the government throughout 2021/22.

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. 



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