Upcoming Events

Term 1 begins Thursday 1st February

Note: The 3 day groups start together and the 2 day groups (Thurs/Fri & Mon/Tues) will have a staggered start.

Coffee morning for new families

Class of 2017 Reunion

Parent Teacher Catch-ups

GCP Family Picnic

Visiting ATSI Performer - Kadul Raika for 3 day groups

Last day of term 1 - Friday 13th April

Tips for starting preschool

Starting preschool is a big step in a child's life and we all want it to go smoothly. For families of children starting preschool for the first time, the Raising Children Network have some tips for drop off on the first day and how to manage emotions including separation anxiety and parent worries.

If you have any concerns about how your child is settling in at preschool, please don't hesitate to call during the day and have a chat with one of your child's teachers.

 Welcome to Gordon Community Preschool

Gordon Community Preschool is a non profit, community based preschool providing care and education for children aged 3 to 5 years. Operating for over 60 years, the preschool is set in the grounds of the former home to the King family, retaining much of its original warmth and character. We have a long established history within the local community and also place a value on building a sense of community amongst the preschool children, families and educators. The preschool is managed by a Board of Management comprised of preschool parents who work in conjunction with the preschool Director.

Gordon Community Preschool stands on the land of the Guringai people. We welcome families from all cultures and ethnic backgrounds. We aim to honour and respect diversity.

Our preschool at a glance

  • Our preschool employs two Mandarin speaking teachers on a part time basis. Susan is available to help translate during parent-teacher meetings.
  • Large natural play space, beautiful garden, plenty of shade.
  • Strong community focus with opportunities for families to connect with one another.
  • Close to public transport.
  • Varied and rich programme including regular incursions and excursions.
  • Scheduled parent-teacher catch up meetings where educators provide information about children's progress, development and preschool experience.
  • A 'Buddies Programme' in term four for children heading off to school the following year. A programme aimed at helping facilitate a smooth school transition.


2018 Wait List Update

We currently have no vacancies in our 3 day programme (4 year olds in their year before school). We have an extensive waiting list and we are not accepting wait list applications for this age group.

We are however, receiving applications for our 2 day programme this year (Mon/Tues & Thurs/Fri) for children who have turned 3 years old before February 2018.

Please contact the preschool for more information.

 

Changes to the Registered Child Care Rebate

From 2nd July 2018, the new Child Care Subsidy will replace the Child Care Benefit. From this date, Registered Care will cease. Families can still claim for Registered Care up until and including 1st July 2018 by lodging their child care receipts with the Department of Human Services within 12 months from the date the care was provided. More information about the new child care fee assistance programs.