Bowraville

 Bowraville Preschool is a 23 place community based not-for-profit incorporated body providing education and care for children 3-6 years and their families in Bowraville. Early Childhood education is paramount in setting the foundations for children’s future learning and growth; we support and work in partnership with families to give children a successful start to life. We are managed by a volunteer committee and have a staff team of 7.

Our Beliefs – Philosophy Statement

 We Believe…

  • Each child has a voice  – we listen to children
  • Children have the right to be, belong and become
  • In the uniqueness of all children
  • In the potential of all children
  • Children learn through play 
  • In the value of children’s contributions and their work
  • Children first belong to their family and to their culture
  • In a sense of agency for children – children able to make choices and decisions, to influence events
    • Positive guidance supports children’s understandings of the “social world” – for the development of positive relationships and respect
    • All children have the right to feel safe and supported within our environment
    • There is always room for growth and reflection – within children, educators, and partnerships
    • In partnerships – partnerships with children, families, educators, management, and the community
    • Families are an integral part of preschool
    • In open communication
    • In embracing diversity
    • In the provision of a learning environment that
      • Engages all children
      • Is safe
      • Is welcoming
      • Offers a sense of belonging
      • Reflects quality and best practice
      • In the role of an educator to facilitate, be purposeful, be deliberate
      • In respectful relations in regards to children, families, educators, management and the community

LOCATION

Bowraville (Bowra) is a small country town on the Mid-North Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Bowraville is part of the Nambucca LGA. Bowraville is about 17km inland from Nambucca Heads and approximately halfway between Sydney and Brisbane.

HISTORY

Bowraville preschool was started in 1985 through the hard work and dedication of some local parents that had a dream for Bowraville to have a local preschool. Through monster working bees and many fundraising events the preschool began operating from what was the local tennis club and courts. Over the years the service provision has remained flexible, meeting community needs and operating between 3 and 5 days per week. Currently our preschool is expanding with renovations to the existing playroom and a new playroom being built. We hope we can continue to provide a service for the children and their families of Bowraville for many years to come.

FACTS & FIGURES

  • 23 place community based preschool
  • Operates between 8.30AM and 3.30PM Mon-Fri 41 weeks per year.