Welcome to Willoughby Community Preschool

Willoughby Community Preschool Inc. is a long standing institution within the Willoughby community, providing education and care for children aged three to five years for nearly half a century.

Willoughby Community Preschool has been assessed as “Exceeding” according to the National Quality Standard.

With our supportive community, experienced and dynamic educators and varied, stimulating environment, children are encouraged to become socially independent with a positive self-image.

At a glance:

Hours: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Enrolment Options:

3 day programme: Monday – Wednesday, or

2 day programme: Thursday and Friday

Fees: $83 per day (9am-3pm) or $105 per day (8am-4pm)

Eligible families are able to claim Childcare Subsidy (CCS).

Languages spoken by educators: English, Mandarin, Italian, Japanese and Korean.


About Us

Willoughby Community Preschool has been assessed as “Exceeding” in all 7 Quality Areas of the National Quality Standard. Principles of the Early Years Learning Framework “Belonging, Being & Becoming” underpin our practice in assisting all children to progress towards valuable learning outcomes.

The Preschool recognises the important learning that takes place prior to the age of six years.

Children are regarded as resourceful and capable and encouraged to be actively involved in their own learning, mastering skills at their own pace, with the aim of developing children’s agency, self esteem and love of learning.

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Enrolment & Fees

Find waitlists and forms, learn about the enrolment process, fees and fee structures and orientation.


Parental Involvement

As a community based, not-for-profit preschool, the preschool requires and highly values the involvement of its parent community There are many ways to get involved which can enrich the preschool experience for both you and your child.

The Preschool welcomes and needs the participation of all parents in a variety of ways: committee involvement, our parent participation program in the classroom, working bees, and roles as class parents. Our Preschool community is underpinned by a great sense of friendship and partnerships which are strengthened through various casual and more formal social and fundraising events.