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The preschool early learning unit provides schools with advice in relation to:

  • the national regulations and department policies to support the management and operation of department preschools
  • transition and
  • early intervention services

The early learning unit makes notifications to the regulatory authority on behalf of department preschools. Early learning advisers should also be contacted in the event that any of the following occurs:

  • an incident involving serious illness, injury, trauma or urgent medical attention of a child while attending the preschool
  • a child missing from the premises
  • removal of a child in a way that breached the regulations
  • a child is mistakenly locked in or out of the preschool
  • attendance of emergency services
  • allegations that physical or sexual abuse of a child has occurred while attending preschool
  • if a complaint is made about the health or safety of a child
  • proposed changes to the premises

For information about enrolling in a department preschool or early intervention class, parents and caregivers can directly contact the school they wish to attend to find out more information.

Parents and caregivers can also find more information about preschools and early childhood services in their local area on the website or Starting Blocks.

Private and community based early childhood services can contact the Early Childhood Education Directorate on 1800 616 113 for regulatory advice.

Early learning contacts

Jacqui Ward
Early learning coordinator
02 9266 8165

Sharon Buck
Preschool advisor
02 9266 8198

Kath Wetenhall
Early learning advisor
02 9266 8110

Transition advisor
02 9244 5235

School services contacts

The early learning unit supports schools with preschool classes through P–2 initiatives officers located throughout the state. Officers provide ongoing support and professional learning, assist schools to prepare for the assessment and rating process as well as enhance transition to school procedures.

Adamstown4904 3943
Arncliffe9582 2835
Broken Hill08 8082 5707
Coffs Harbour6656 6625
Dubbo6883 6398
Glenfield9203 9915
Gosford4348 9108
Lismore6623 5952
Moree6757 3017
Nirimba9208 7681 or 9208 7676
Riverwood9408 8929
Warilla4267 6171 or 4267 6109
Wagga Wagga6051 4326
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