Centre Overview:

The Kootingal and District Preschool is a community based Preschool . The Preschool employs qualified staff with significant experience in early childhood care and education. We have twice the number of qualified staff as is required by the regulations and our staff/child ratios are also above standard requirements. At Kootingal Preschool we believe in providing a high level of quality care and early childhood education, and at all times aim to empower children to reach their optimum level of achievement through our well-balanced programme.


Kootingal is located along the new England Highway, 20km north of Tamworth.


This Preschool was established by a group of dedicated parents who saw the need for a preschool in the town and has been operating since May 1985 at the rear of the War Memorial Hall. In 2012 we will be moving to a new purpose built building.

Facts and Figures:

  • We are at 100% + capacity
  • We currently have 16% Indigenous enrolment.
  • We have 30 families on the waiting list.
  • 50% of our families claim a low income reduction for their fees.
  • 33% of our families earn less then $20000 per annum or their only income is Centrelink payments.