St Thomas’ Preschool offers a caring, quality Christian education for children aged 3 to 5 years. The Preschool is open from Monday to Friday during term time and offers two programmes: a three-day group that meets Monday to Wednesday and a two-day group that meets Thursday and Friday.
The Preschool provides a warm, intimate, nurturing environment with a strong sense of community. Classes are limited to just 27 children each day. The Preschool’s educational approach focuses on the provision of personalised, supportive, play-based learning that prepares children exceptionally well for a successful transition to school. The Preschool was established in 2005 by St Thomas’ Anglican Church North Sydney as an outreach and service to the local community. The Preschool is led by its Director, Rosanna Hill, an educator of exceptional ability who brings to the Preschool extensive experience and a creative flair. Rosanna is passionate about the work of the Preschool and leads a talented, dedicated team that care deeply for the children entrusted to them.
St Thomas’ Preschool is based in a beautiful, heritage, sandstone building that looks very traditional on the outside but is thoroughly modern on the inside. The Preschool has excellent facilities including comfortable air-conditioned learning spaces, a naturally shaded grass area for children to run or kick a ball, a large sandpit, landscaped gardens and a veggie patch.
The Preschool is located in the leafy grounds of St Thomas’ Anglican Church, North Sydney. The Preschool building was constructed in 1848 and is the oldest school building on Sydney’s North Shore. The building has been providing a safe and comfortable learning environment for children for more than 165 years.