Engadine Preschool Kindergarten has been rated as ‘Exceeding the National Quality Standards’.
The service was established in 1957 and was known as Pinnochio Kindergarten. It has gone through many changes in premises, name and governing bodies. It is now located in Caldarra Avenue, is a Community Based service and a not for profit organisation.
Our building is a modern, brick, purpose built preschool with air conditioning throughout and large, stimulating outdoor areas.
Engadine Preschool is a two unit service, that is, two groups of children (25 per room) with a total of 50 children per day. Each room is staffed by an early childhood trained teacher and two Diploma in Children’s Services qualified educators. All educators have many years experience working with children.
Your child must be aged three to five years to be eligible to attend.
Our normal hours are 8.30am to 4pm, Monday to Friday, during school terms. Before and after care is available between 8am and 8.30am each morning, and 4pm to 5pm each afternoon for a small additional fee.
Our service is licensed and funded by the NSW Department of Education and Communities. All staff hold a current ‘Working with Children’ check clearance.
The Management Committee
The Preschool is managed by a Management Committee of parents who are elected at the Annual General Meeting in February each year. All parents are eligible to join the committee. We ask that you consider contributing your time, skills and effort to service either on the management or social sub committees, as it is only through parent support that this can continue to be a happy, prosperous and ongoing service. Management Committee meetings are held monthly.
Parent meetings are also held at the preschool once a term. Dates and times are advertised in the foyer and electronically. We look forward to seeing you at these meetings so you too can have a voice in what is happening in your child’s preschool.
Management Committee positions are as follows:
• Vice President
• General Committee (6)
The Management Committee are responsible for:
- Ensuring the service is meeting the needs of the children and families that attend.
- Ensuring the service is meeting the needs of the local community.
- Ensuring compliance with local, state and national government laws and regulations.
- Meeting the requirements of the National Quality Framework including overseeing the development and implementation of the service’s Quality Improvement Plan.
- Staff and employment issues including payment of salaries, superannuation and leave requirements.
- Financial matters including approving and monitoring the budget, setting fees, ensuring funding requirements and financial obligations including insurance needs are met.
- Marketing, promoting and fundraising for the service.
A detailed description of each position is available on request.