About Us

Shoalhaven Community Preschool has two preschool rooms, with 20 children in each room. The rooms have a variety of learning spaces for children to learn and play. Throughout the day, children participate in a routine that includes individual, large and small group experiences, which are both intentional and spontaneous. Children also have the opportunity to engage in our natural outdoor play spaces.

Shoalhaven Community Preschool is rated as Exceeding against the National Quality Standards.

Operating Hours

Shoalhaven Community Preschool is open Monday to Friday during school terms only. See Department of education for dates at www.dec.nsw.gov.au

Enrolment hours: 8:00- 3:30pm

(Extended care is available 3:30-4pm at an additional cost)


Director/Nominated Supervisor: Kate Morris

All Preschool Educators are trained in early childhood education with a variety of skills and experience to provide a dynamic and professional environment.

Shoalhaven Community Preschool employs qualified and experienced teachers and educators. Each room has a team leader who is a 4-year university trained early childhood teacher. All staff have a minimum certificate 3 in child studies and have first aid training. There are three qualified educators in each room each day which is above the National Quality Standards ratio with additional support as required.

Shoalhaven Community Preschool is committed to professional development and ongoing improvement.

Click here for photos of the Educators


The service has been operating since 1958. The hall was originally built by volunteers from members of the Nowra Sub-Branch of the R.S.S. &; A.I.L.A. and was presented to the Shoalhaven Preschool Kindergarten by the Shoalhaven Ex-Serviceman’s Club when it was removed from a site in lower Junction Street, Nowra to Shoalhaven St, next to the hospital.