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About

Our History

The original Barham Preschool had its first session in the Barham Methodist Hall with records dating back to 1969. In 1976 the Barham Preschool moved to the newly erected building at 49 Noorong Street Barham and has been operating at the present location since. The preschool has had a few extensions done over the past few years, with the latest being our new 4year old room completed in 2012.

The preschool is a non-profit charitable community organisation which provided early childhood education for children three years to less than six years. The preschool requests parent and community support in making children’s lives outside the family home a happy and rewarding one.

Barham Preschool Assoc Inc is a member of the Community Connections Solutions Australia (CCSA). CCSA is a not-for-profit, non-government, membership-based organisation that supports the management of high-quality early childhood services and other community organisations.

In  August 2019 the Preschool added a Long Day Care Services to its Programs. Children can attend this service fro 6 weeks – 5 years.

Staff

Barham Preschool

Kylie McGowan  –  Director / Nominated Supervisor / Educator

Educational Leader – Cassie Marsh

Educators – Alyce Saunders, Kelly Green, Mandy Fulton

Carolyn Lake  –  Administrator

Barham Early Learning (Long Day Care)

Kylie Symons – Director/Nominated Supervisor / Educator

Educators – Chloe Whelan, Alana Crichton, Kiama Birrer, Kirby Coote

Committee of Management

This consists of a group of parents and community members who meet monthly to control the payment of fees, manage maintenance and administration in general.

The Committee of Management is the “licensee” of the Preschool and so is responsible to ensure that the Preschool is administered in accordance with the “Children’s Services Regulation 2010 “ under the “Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) act 1998”. Most of the information we collect and the way we operate is determined by these regulations, and these are designed, of course, to protect your children. We undergo licensing and accreditation regularly through NSW Government Education and Communities to ensure that our service complies with these Regulations and Quality Standards.

The Annual General Meeting of the Preschool is held in February each year, and the Committee is elected from parents of children attending Preschool that year. Others who have an interest in ensuring that our community continues to have a strong and vibrant Preschool are welcome to stand for the Committee. As this is a community based Preschool, it is the responsibility of parents with children at the Preschool to ensure this Committee is formed and functions properly.

Other than the main function of administering the Preschool, a Sub Committee (the Fundraising Committee) organises fund raising functions. All money raised helps to reduce your fees, and so it is understood that families using our centre have a responsibility to help. The Preschool cannot function without either of these committee’s, and you are earnestly requested to support them.

Our Policies

The official policies of the Preschool have been formulated over many years and are adopted or revised at a General Meeting of the Preschool annually; there are many policies to cover all aspects of the Preschool and its operation, some determined by the current child care Regulations and others seen as necessary to give smooth and consistent administration of our centre. A copy of these policies is available at the centre, or upon request.