Avalon Beach House Preschool is a small (30-place) early childhood education and care centre located in the heart of Avalon, on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. We are proud to offer an educational, engaging and enjoyable program within a uniquely family-like environment.

The centre is a purpose-built early childhood education and care facility located in the heart of the Avalon village. Accepting only 30 enrolments a day, we are renowned for our unique atmosphere and one-off vibe that is unlike any other. We are currently open from 8:00am to 6:00pm, Monday to Friday.  Tucked away from the main road and almost hidden from view, Avalon Beach House Preschool offers a safe and engaging indoor and outdoor environment where children and families are welcome to create, explore, achieve and aspire.

About The Educators at Avalon Beach House Pre School

Currently, we operate with 5 staff per day, exceeding the standard requirements. Our small team play a large part in creating the bubbly, cheerful and loving environment for which we are known.

Staffing ratios and qualifications are governed by Statutory Requirements. The staff at Avalon Beach House Preschool are trained and experienced in caring for children.  They are responsible for the care & education your children are given during the day and programming for their individual needs.

We have a fabulous team at Avalon Beach House Preschool consisting of:

Melinda (Director/Licensee)
4th year Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching birth to 5 years
Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology/Criminology)
Certificate III in Children’s Services
Diploma of Children’s Services

Keely (Dinosaur Teacher)
Certificate III in Children’s Services

Kim (Kangaroo Teacher)
Certificate III in Children’s Services
Diploma of Children’s Services

Maddi (Tiger Teacher)
Certificate III in Children’s Services

Lucy (Trainee)
Certificate III in Children’s Services

Melinda Nolan

Keely Pai

Kim Ansems

The Philosophy & Principles of Avalon Beach House Pre School

The Avalon Beach House Preschool Philosophy and Principles were developed in collaboration with Educational Planning consultants New Learning Environments: Rubida Research and ongoing consultation with the ABHPS learning community.

The Avalon Beach House Preschool embraces a holistic approach to learning where learning experiences are fun, engaging and meaningful. Positive learning experiences at this critical stage not only set the scene for a lifelong relationship with learning, but they shape vital motor, social, emotional and cognitive skills required for success in learning and life.

Our philosophy is firmly grounded in the following principles:

  • Learning at ABHPS is personalised, active and play-based
  • The ABHPS learning community is respectful, diverse and inclusive
  • The ABHPS learning environment is safe, welcoming and designed for learning and well-being
  • ABHPS staff members are learners and role-models

Learning at ABHPS is personalised, active and play-based
Learning experiences allow each child to develop at his or her own pace
Every child is treated as both an individual and as an active participant in their connections to their family, community and culture
Children have a right to explore and make meaning of themselves, their relationships and their world
Having fun is a key component of learning – play-based learning experiences will be enjoyable and engaging
Children are active participants in their own learning and are encouraged to be curious and to direct their own exploration of the world through questioning and reflection
Learning achievements are closely monitored to provide feedback to children and their families
Assessment is used as a means of improving our own learning strategies and approaches, not for competition or comparison

The ABHPS learning community is respectful, diverse and inclusive
Families, friends and the community are active contributors to each child’s development
Our community is underpinned by respectful and inclusive relationships with each other
Diversity is celebrated
Children are shaped as citizens of the world and global perspectives are encouraged through the exploration of different cultures
We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which our centre sits, the Guringai people, and pay our respects to their elders past, present and future

The ABHPS learning environment is safe, welcoming and designed for learning
Outdoor learning
Environmental practice
Safety/security
Student resonance – display and respect student achievement
Self-directed access to toilets/personal belongings etc
Authentic learning settings
Diverse learning settings
A place for children, by children

ABHPS staff members are learners and role-models
Staff view themselves as learners who maintain their knowledge of current best practice through regular self-reflection, critical evaluation of their teaching practices and frequent professional development
Staff members value their relationships with the children, their families and peers as a means of improving learning outcomes and service provision
Staff behaviour and conduct consistently reflects the centre’s philosophy
Staff members strive to provide the highest standard of care and early education possible