Building community, compassion and curious minds

We see children as unique and capable individuals, who come to our service with their own interests, talents, skills, and ideas. We value the role of play in learning.


We acknowledge that family is the most important and influential aspect in the lives of young children and this is why our preschool is unique, personal and family run.

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In Early Childhood Education the curriculum is not the focus, the children are.

We strive to be seen as a Service of excellence and inclusion within our community.

Our philosopy

At Avoca Beach Preschool we believe in the value of holistic learning through meaningful play.

We celebrate the uniqueness of each child and respect their right ‘to be’ and to learn in a secure, inclusive and safe setting. We recognise the importance and embrace the difference of all families and see ourselves as a community working to provide a respectful, nurturing, caring and fulfilling learning environment for all children.

We believe a child’s learning can be enriched from their environment and develops best with strong, loving, respectful relationships with their caregivers. We endeavour to work as a team with families to promote and support wellbeing, happiness and participation as we plan for children’s development. Our philosophy incorporates the importance of all contributors to a child’s learning – family, educators and the wider community. We work together to provide a place where everyone feels and experiences a sense of belonging.

‘’Every day our children will learn something... some days they will bring it home in their hands, some days they will bring it home in their heads, and some days they will bring it home in their hearts.’’

Learning Framework

Avoca Beach Preschool recognises and values the benefits of learning through play. Play based learning provides children with opportunities to engage with people actively and imaginatively, use resources, objects and the environment to co-construct their own learning.


We are a small, boutique preschool that enrolls children from 2 years up to 5 years of age. We have 2 learning environments – The Koala Room for children aged 2 – 3.5 years and The Bellbird Room for children aged 3.5 – 5.5 years.


At preschool we aim to provide food that is nutritious and fresh. We have a full-time cook to provide all our home-cooked meals. We offer Morning Tea, Lunch, and Afternoon Tea, with a late snack for children who are with us at 5pm and later.

Our Team

Avoca Beach Preschool employs a professional team with a wide range of qualifications and experience.

We are proud that each of our educators have been at the preschool for several years and we have a high retention of staff. The commitment, knowledge, continuity of care and value they bring to the service is invaluable.


The principal mission of Avoca Beach Preschool is to provide a place for all children to develop and learn at their own pace and time. For each child and family to feel included, supported and welcomed. To assist the children and families in preparing children for a lifelong love of inquiry, learning and strong sense of self.