Swan Reach & District Pre School

​At Swan Reach and District Pre-School we aim to provide the highest quality care and education for young children, while supporting the needs of families in our community. Our program and environment are play-based and promote a caring, fair and inclusive learning community. Our centre acknowledges and respects a wide diversity of cultures, religions and backgrounds.

Our educators strive to nurture and support each child to achieve their fullest potential. Children are given a chance to investigate, grow, develop relationships and explore interests through creating a sense of security and belonging. We provide a balance between child led, child initiated and educator-supported learning. Educators plan and create learning environments that encourage children to explore, solve problems, create and construct.

We have strong ties to our local community, with regular visits from local services and strong involvement from our parent community.

Our local schools also support the transition process with visits in our 4-year-old program from local Prep teachers and by acting as hosts for special excursions.

Facilities and Services

  • 3-year-old and 4-year-old Pre-School programs
  • ​Long Day Care available for children aged over 3 on Wednesdays 8.30am - 5.30pm
  • Long Day Four Year Old Kindergarten available 8.30am - 4.00pm
  • Newly extended classroom and foyer areas
  • Large, open plan classroom with separate kitchen and office areas
  • Redesigned outdoor play spaces including sandpit, bike track, chicken coop, gravel pit, woodwork area, cubby house, large vegetable garden, swings, slide and interchangeable climbing equipment
  • Undercover deck catering for outdoor play in all weather conditions
  • Strong transition program includes excursions to local schools
  • A variety of animals including chickens, hermit crabs and fish to encourage children to learn responsible pet care
  • A community Pre-School with strong support and participation from local services such as the CFA, Ambulanc​e and Police
  • Our Pre-school uses current technologies to make communication and service information easily accessible for families.

2020 Enrolments - Kin​dergarten Tours

To arrange to view the Preschool and meet the team, please contact the Preschool.​

Enrolments

Link to important dates and more information

Enquiries: Please contact Y Early Years 
by email at yeym.enrolments@ymca.org.au 
or on 4311 1500.

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Contact Details

Address
30A Duffy Street
Swan Reach, VIC, 3903
Postal Address
c/o Post Office
Swan Reach, VIC, 3903
Phone
(03) 5156 4562
Fax
Email

Pre-Kindergarten (3 Year Olds)

Tadpoles (2019)

Session Times

Wednesday 8.30am - 11.30am
Fees: $961 (3 hour program)

Tadpoles (2020)

Session Times

Wednesday 8.30am - 11.30am
Fees: $961 (3 hour program - no fees required until March 2020)

Funded Kindergarten (4-5 Year Olds)

Swans - Rotating Group (2019)

Session Times

Tuesday 8.30am - 4.00pm
Thursday 8.30am - 4.00pm
Fees: $1,520 (15 hour program)

Bream - Rotating Group (2019)

Session Times

Monday 8.30am - 4.00pm
Thursday 8.30am - 4.00pm
Fees: $1,520 (15 hour program)

Tambo - Rotating Group (2019)

Session Times

Monday 8.30am - 4.00pm
Tuesday 8.30am - 4.00pm
Fees: $1,520 (15 hour program)

Swans - Rotating Group (2020)

Session Times

Tuesday 8.30am - 4.00pm
Thursday 8.30am - 4.00pm
Fees: $1,540 (15 hour program - no fees required until March 2020)

Bream - Rotating Group (2020)

Session Times

Monday 8.30am - 4.00pm
Thursday 8.30am - 4.00pm
Fees: $1,540 (15 hour program - no fees required until March 2020)

Tambo - Rotating Group (2020)

Session Times

Monday 8.30am - 4.00pm
Tuesday 8.30am - 4.00pm
Fees: $1,540 (15 hour program - no fees required until March 2020)

Brodie Heath

Educational Leader
Brodie is an experienced Early Childhood Educator who has worked in the East Gippsland area for over eleven years. She is a fully qualified Early Childhood Teacher with a range of experience including rural and remote settings. Brodie has strong ties to the local community and is passionate about building a strong future for the kindergarten. Her enthusiasm and passion for children’s learning is apparent to all who meet her.

Brooke Wakefield

Assistant - Long Day Care
Brooke is Diploma qualified and brings her enthusiasm to the kindergarten program and the activities that she plans for the children. Booke also enjoys being part of the team and kindergarten community at Swan Reach Preschool.

Callie Youngs

Three Year Old Group Leader
& Assistant with the Four Year Old Group
Callie Youngs leads the 3-year-old groups, as well as assisting in the 4-year-old program. Callie has her Diploma in Early Childhood and has worked for over 15 years in the field.  
 
She has a large and varied knowledge of early childhood, which means her program caters for the needs of every child. The parents of children who she has taught have all commented on her fun, relaxed style and strong relationships with the kids.

Wendy Hawke

Assistant across the Groups  
Wendy Hawke has worked in many roles in the Pre-School and is now a regular, working as an assistant across the groups.