Welcome to the Northside Preschool Family! Northside Preschool is a privately owned children’s service and we provide long day care to preschool aged children (2-6 year olds). We are licensed to have 29 children attend each day and our hours of operation are 7:30am 6:00pm.
We are open all throughout the year except for public holidays and approximately 2 weeks over Christmas. The building in which we operate has a long history; it is owned by the Balgowlah Masonic Lodge and has been used to provide child care to local families for well over 40 years. It lends itself perfectly to the homely environment which is so much a part of our vision and philosophy.
At Northside Preschool we are able to offer you and your child the best of both worlds; – A vibrant and exciting place to learn that is exclusively for Preschoolers. – The flexibility of operating hours that meet the needs of working parents.
Northside Preschool has a strong commitment to providing consistently high quality care and education. We strive to promote a mutually beneficial partnership with all families and encourage family involvement. As dedicated Early Childhood Professionals, we believe that children are unique individuals who learn and develop skills through exploration, creativity and investigation.
We provide a developmentally appropriate program that caters for individual needs and is implemented within an environment that is encouraging, warm and safe. Above all we recognise that you are entrusting to our care your most precious gift, your child.
Our centre provides a nutritious menu of morning tea, hot lunch, and afternoon tea, as well as a variety fresh fruit. These meals are freshly prepared on a daily basis by specialist caterers; Kids Gourmet Food. www.kidsgourmetfood.com.au Kids Gourmet Food have specific expertise in childhood nutrition. Over 50% of your child’s recommended daily intake is provided on a daily basis, and the menus are changed on a regular basis. We also provide an individualised menu to those children who suffer from any known or suspected allergies, and we completely exclude those more common potential allergens (eg peanut butter) as a precaution.
We are very proud of Penny, Chelsea, Eloise, Parissa and Lily – the committed and highly qualified team that is Northside Preschool. We provide a happy and nurturing environment for our staff. We encourage and support our team to continue their professional development through formal study, in-service training and short courses.
Fees and Benefits
Our daily fee is $142. Upon enrolment you will be required to pay four weeks fees as a bond. This will be credited against your account when four weeks written notice to leave the centre is given. Fees are to be paid by Direct Debit and are charged fortnightly in advance. Fees are to be paid for all days your child is enrolled (ie. Illness or personal holidays). Fees are also applicable on Public Holidays.