Pottsville Community Pre-School

5.0 Google Rating|Exceeding
Mon-Fri 8:30AM - 3:30PM
35 Coast Road, Pottsville Beach

About Pottsville Community Pre-School

Pottsville Community Preschool is a community based preschool catering to children aged 3-5 years. We are governed by a parent committee which families and interested community members have the opportunity to be a part of.

We rely heavily on the active involvement of families within the preschool. There are many informal and formal opportunities for families to be involved at Pottsville Community Preschool. These are available in our enrolment forms; in newsletters; and through our class messenger app.

We currently offer either a three-day program or a two-day program for four and five year olds. Three year olds are offered a one-day program. We follow the current Priority of Access Guidelines as determined by the NSW State Government.

We currently receive funding from the NSW State Government.

We acknowledge and recognise current research which promotes children's learning through play. Our program actively supports this theory, within an indoor-outdoor program that builds upon children's interests whilst providing a happy, stimulating and safe place for the children and families.

We have a large range of quality equipment and books for children to access during play. There is plenty of room for children to run, and explore in our natural outdoor area, which features gardens, an extra large sandpit, watercourse and mud patch.

We have a dedicated and experienced group of educators at Pottsville Pre-school. We have developed a culture of collaoration and enquiry where our educators are engaged with critical thinking and further education.

Reviews for Pottsville Community Pre-School

5
Anita Reilly4 months ago

There aren't enough words to express how incredible Pottsville Community Preschool has been for my son and how much he has grown thanks to the outstanding educators at PCP. He used to have separation anxiety, and for me as a first-time mother, with my son never having attended daycare, his start at preschool was daunting for me. Yet the educators are so warm, so connected, so caring, so *human*, they never once made me feel like I was overreacting and they made my son feel so safe and welcome. They truly feel like family. They gave me 100% support to assist my son into a gentle transition, including being able to be there for him as much as necessary. I loved that we were able to attend for play times as much as we wanted in the term before he began, to get him used to the environment, the rules and the educators. Because of all of this, his transition was flawless, he truly trusts his educators and he has completely loved his year there before starting "big school". He has grown immensely from being at PCP, with his confidence, social skills and self-reliance increasing no end. One of the first things I noticed about the preschool was how relaxed, calm and friendly the educators were. I have never experienced any of them seeming stressed (as I have seen before at daycare centres I have visited) and this really flows onto the kids, setting up the perfect environment with the children also calm, happy and excited about another day of preschool. The children are treated with warmth, gentleness and respect for the individuals they are and I felt genuinely listened to and cared about as a parent. I love the natural wildness of the outdoor play area (lots of trees and plants, mud kitchen, wooden swings, a big rock pool with water play, bikes etc) and the Montessori-style toys inside, with enough variety to keep my brainiac-science-mad boy interested. There is always something amazing and new being offered that I would never have thought of! I am a big fan of the relaxed structure, with children being able to eat when they are hungry without set meal times, take intelligent risks and have independence over their belongings and play preferences. It is wonderful to have my son come home from every preschool day covered in dirt, exhausted and happy as a clam! There is a strong focus on helping children be aware of their emotions and emotional regulation (without judging them), with regular opportunities for quiet time throughout the day. They have treats some days (like smoothies, water ice-blocks or watermelon when it's hot) and regular dance parties, which my son just loves! There is also an emphasis on sun-safety, with sunscreen reapplication during the day and children being kept out of the open sun when the UV index is high. The preschool's optional Nature Explorers program is another big plus; the kids get to go out with educators in small groups on a dedicated day and explore parts of the natural environment including the Koala reserve, sand dunes, and bush locations, and learn about tool use, conservation, bush safety and animals. I really appreciated that there was a significant focus on Australian indigenous peoples (the local Bundjalung tribes), their language, traditions and culture, so that the kids start life with a respect and appreciation for the original custodians of the land they live on. The educators make short group videos of the children's day and post them on a private Facebook page for parents to enjoy, for us to have an insight into the children's day; which is excellent if, like my son, when asked what they did today they say "I don't know!" because there was just SO much! It allows us to debrief and carry over learnings and concepts at home. All in all, I couldn't have imagined a better preschool for my son. Pottsville Community Preschool is a true gem and we will greatly miss the educators and children that we have grown to know and love. I hope they are still doing this great work for many, many years to come for many other families. Thank you SO much to Cassy and all the educators!

Location of Pottsville Community Pre-School

35 Coast Road, Pottsville Beach
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Pottsville suburb information

Pottsville is a suburb located in New South Wales. There are approximately 5 child care centres in Pottsville.

How much is child care in Pottsville? On average, the cost of child care in Pottsville is $118 per day. This breaks down to $118 per day for babies, $118 per day for toddlers and $105 per day for kindergarten.

Pottsville sits just below the national NQS Rating & the average rating of centres is «Meeting NQS».

Average cost per day

Baby

0-12 Months

$118

Toddler

13-24 Months

$118

Kindergarten

2-3 Years

$105

National quality standard

Pottsville
National Average
0%15%
Working towards
80%55%
Meeting
20%28%
Exceeding
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