Support for 100 new public preschools

Ongoing support and resources to help you establish, lead and manage a high-quality public preschool.

As you begin your journey of leading and operating a public preschool, we know you will have a range of questions. The Early Learning team in Curriculum and Reform are here to help. Please be assured we will provide ongoing support and resources to help you establish, lead and manage a high-quality public preschool every step of the way.

The Early Learning team fulfil the requirements of the Approved Provider of all NSW public preschools. The team currently manages 101 public preschools across the state and has the experience, expertise and knowledge to support your school in meeting the requirements of the National Quality Framework (NQF). The NQF is Australia’s system for regulating early learning and school-age care including:

  • legislation and national quality standard
  • sector profiles and data
  • learning frameworks.

Key information

We encourage you to familiarise yourself with the Early learning webpages on how to lead and operate a public preschool.

User journey

The user journey (PDF 68.82KB) provides a high-level overview of what principals can expect when establishing and operating a public preschool. The various touchpoints are broken up into 4 phases:

  • Familiarisation
  • Preparing for service approval
  • Before opening
  • During the first 3 months of operation.

More information

We look forward to partnering with you on this journey to ensure that more children, regardless of their family’s postcode or income, are set up for a life of learning.

Got questions?

If you have questions about establishing, leading and managing a public preschool, contact the Early Learning team at or call 1300 083 698.

If you have questions about the site selection process or the 100 public preschools program as a whole, contact the 100 preschools team at


  • Early childhood education

Business Unit:

  • Curriculum and Reform
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