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If you’re looking for a wonderful preschool for your child on the North Shore, our North Shore Preschool Guide is a great place to start your search! It showcases a range of amazing preschools across the North Shore, all with different philosophies and values. Read on for key information about each preschool, with details of how you can book a tour to explore further.

Click on the links below, to quickly go to the full listing in our North Shore Preschool Guide:

Prefer a childcare centre? Take a look at our North Shore Childcare & Early Learning Centre Guide too!

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Lower North Shore Preschools

Willoughby Community Preschool Inc

Willoughby Community Preschool

About Willoughby Community Preschool

Willoughby Community Preschool Inc. is a long standing institution within the Willoughby/Naremburn community, providing education and care for children aged three to five years for nearly half a century.  This North Shore Preschool is a community based, not-for-profit, long-day care preschool which requires and highly values the involvement of its parent community. The Preschool has been assessed as “Exceeding” according to the National Quality Standard.

The Preschool prides itself in being a Little Scientists House. This award acknowledges their commitment to inquiry-based STEM learning and daily scientific research with the children, documenting the progress and attending ongoing professional development programs with Little Scientists Australia. They participate in the Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) programme for four-year-old children (year before school), integrating the Japanese language learning and technology.

Languages spoken by educators: English, Mandarin, Italian, Japanese and Korean. Their educators are highly skilled and passionate about learning and share their special interests of music – teaching the children the ukulele; fine arts, and nature including sustainability, gardening, growing vegetables and tending to their native bees.

Want to know more? Access their Virtual Tour here. Contact their Director to book a tour in person.

  • Ages: 3-5 years
  • Meals: Bring your own recess & lunchbox
  • Hours: 8am-4pm
  • Fees: 3 day group (Mon, Tues, & Wed) or 2 day group (Thurs & Fri). 9am-3pm, $84 per day, or 8am-4pm $106 per day.

Contact Willoughby Community Preschool


Castlecrag Montessori School

Castlecrag Montessori School

About Castlecrag Montessori School

Celebrating 30 Years of Excellence – Castlecrag Montessori School is a parent-run, non-denominational co-educational preschool and kindergarten that offers Montessori classes for children aged 3–6 years. The Montessori classroom is a supportive and nurturing environment carefully prepared with self correcting materials to facilitate independent learning and exploration.

There is a shared emphasis on intellectual, social, emotional and physical development to support your child reach their full potential. This North Shore preschool is supported by highly skilled and experienced teaching staff, qualified in Early Childhood and Montessori Education.

  • Ages: 3-6 years
  • Meals: Bring your own recess & lunchbox
  • Hours: 3 or 5 days for half day (8:30am – noon) or 3 full days (8:30am – 2.30pm)
  • Fees: $2925 to $3200 per term

Contact Castlecrag Montessori School

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Upper North Shore Preschools

East Lindfield Community Preschool

East Lindfield Community Preschool

East Lindfield Community Preschool

About East Lindfield Community Preschool

East Lindfield Community Preschool is dedicated and motivated to create a warm and welcoming space for the children to grow in. Their play-based philosophy has been created to provide a safe, caring and stimulating learning environment for all the children and families at their preschool. The preschool team has a strong commitment to the education and growth of all the children in their care and they strive for all their children to feel valued, to show respect, to share and have a sense of community and belonging.

  • Ages: 3 – 5 years old
  • Hours: 
  • Meals: Bring your own morning tea & lunch box
  • Fees: $60 per day, plus $75 per term for equipment & incursion fees

Contact East Lindfield Community Preschool


Integricare Christ Church St Ives Preschool

Integricare Christ Church St Ives Preschool

About Integricare Christ Church St Ives Preschool

Integricare Christ Church St Ives Preschool is set in a peaceful oasis of quiet away from main roads. This North Shore preschool features a nature inspired landscaped outdoor learning environment and a bright, clean, spacious and well ventilated indoor learning environments. The Preschool employs experienced university trained teachers in each group, offering a school readiness program – preparing your child for prep, kindy and a lifetime of learning.

They have been supporting children and families in the local community for the past 25 years with a focus on sustainability, Christian based values and ethics.

Want to know more? Places available for 2021, contact them for a tour.

  • Ages: 3 – 6 years
  • Meals: Bring your own recess & lunchbox
  • Hours: 8am-4pm
  • Fees: $57-$69per day

Contact Integricare Christ Church St Ives Preschool


Sydney Grammar School St Ives Preparatory

St Ives Preparatory

About St Ives Preparatory

Preschool at Sydney Grammar School St Ives Prep is bursting with storybooks, creative and imaginative story play, painting and drawing, investigating animals and nature, building structures and puzzles. Together, boys play games, create wondrous art and explore their special interests. Boys also enjoy daily physical education, as well as science, music and library lessons, all taught by specialist teachers.

St Ives Prep offers a 5-day Preschool program for 18 boys who have turned 4 prior to 1 January in their year of entry. Boys continue on to Kindergarten at St Ives Prep the following year. Play-based assessments are offered in the year prior to entry.

Want to know more? Contact the Enrolments Office to request a tour.

  • Ages: 4-5 years
  • Meals: Bring your own recess & lunchbox
  • Hours: 8.00am – 2.30pm, Monday – Friday, with after school care available until 6pm
  • Fees: $26,727 per annum

Contact St Ives Preparatory

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Pymble-Turramurra Pre-school

Pymble-Turramurra Pre-school

Pymble-Turramurra Pre-school

About Pymble-Turramurra Pre-school

Pymble Turramurra Pre-school, fondly known as Handley Avenue, is a community based, not-for-profit North Shore Pre-school which has achieved a reputation on the North Shore for excellence in early childhood education since its establishment in 1962.

The Pre-school provides a fun and engaging play-based learning environment that is complemented by the unique natural outdoor environment. Children are offered a range of activities to support development of their practical school readiness skills and to equip them with foundations they will draw on for the rest of their lives. The highly qualified and experienced staff nurture the individual needs of each child and play a pivotal role in facilitating the warm, welcoming and inclusive community spirit that the Pre-school is well known for.

Want to know more? Call or email the Pre-school to request a tour.

  • Ages: 3-5 years
  • Hours: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday from 9am – 3pm (3-day group) & Thursday & Friday from 8:30am – 4pm (2-day group).
  • Meals: Bring your own recess & lunch
  • Annual Fees:  Click here to view full fee schedule.

Contact Pymble-Turramurra Pre-school


Mt Colah Preschool Kindergarten

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Mt Colah Preschool Kindergarten

About Mt Colah Preschool Kindergarten

In early learning environments, all children need an educator who consistently believes in them and wants to support their natural quest to learn. At Mt Colah Preschool, the educators understand the importance of consistent, rich interactions with their preschoolers. Warm, caring relationships are so important in supporting your child’s feelings, needs and interests and giving them the opportunity to be actively engaged in the world through their vibrant educational programme. Through these rich interactions your child becomes a confident learner, developing a life-long love of learning. Their educators know that learning happens best when we can explore the world together.

Want to know more? Call them on (02) 9476 4101 to organise a tour.

  • Ages: 3-5 years
  • Meals: Bring your own recess & lunchbox
  • Hours: 8.30am – 4.30pm
  • Fees: $96 per day

Contact Mt Colah Preschool Kindergarten


Forestville Montessori School

Forestville Montessori School

Forestville Montessori School

About Forestville Montessori School

Looking for an educational preschool program for your child? Ignite your child’s natural curiosity, independence and joy for lifelong learning at Forestville Montessori School. Your child will be offered hands-on, self-paced, collaborative learning. They play to your child’s innate strengths – regardless of their age or ability, without competitive pressure. Teachers cultivate thinking outside the box, expanding their horizons, taking them beyond accomplished.

Forestville Montessori School offers many extracurricular activities, including swimming, surfing at Manly Beach,  Judo, Table Tennis, Bowls, Taekwondo, Netball, Volleyball, Gymnastics, Dance, AFL, Suzuki music classes, Japanese, Seed to Plate Kitchen Garden Program, visual arts.

Want to know more? Book a tour and see their classrooms in action!

  • Ages: 6 weeks – 12 years
  • Meals: Bring your own recess & lunch box
  • Hours: 7.30am-5.30pm
  • Fees: 3 day program from $125 per day/ $3,386 per term (8.30am-5.30pm)

Contact Forestville Montessori School

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German International School Sydney Preschool

German International Preschool

German International Preschool

About German International Preschool

German International School Sydney (GISS) Preschool follows the philosophy of ensuring each child’s ideas take priority – individual needs are considered of primary importance in forming the daily class activities. This ideology has been recognised and praised by the National Quality Framework (NQF) as extremely successful, exceeding all set standards.

GISS Preschool prides itself in providing a unique, positive educational environment. Critical importance is placed on enhancing the children’s abilities to learn, while also immersing experiential language techniques at a young and receptive age to initiate the multilingual curriculum that will follow in later years of GISS schooling.

Want to know more? Contact our registrar Antje Eildermann to request a tour and join one of our Open Days!

  • Ages: 3-5 years
  • Meals: Bring your own recess & lunchbox
  • Hours: 8.30am-3.30pm
  • Fees: view fee schedule

Contact German International Preschool

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