Our Preschool

Established in 1968 Yenda Preschool has been providing quality care and education for thousands of young children from Yenda and surrounding areas. This is delivered in a safe, stimulative, supportive environment, where children feel a sense of ‘Belonging, Being, Becoming.’

We believe play is the best platform for learning. Play provides opportunities for children to learn as they discover, create, improvise and imagine. Educators use children’s strengths, interests and needs to implement a range of play based activities and incorporate these into the educational program.

We wish to encourage integration of children with additional needs, and encourage acceptance and integration of children from all cultures, to be sensitive to the rights, needs and cultures of all, and be given the opportunity to contribute freely.

Yenda Preschool Kindergarten is an independently run, non for profit, community-based Preschool for children between the ages of three and five years, with funding coming from fees, government subsidy and fundraising.

Yenda Preschool Kindergarten is conveniently located at 2 Bingar Street Yenda NSW with a large carpark at the front of the building, with disability access as well as street parking available surrounding our preschool.

Yenda Preschool Front Sign
hand drawn cartoon of three stick figure children holding hands

Play Based Education

We aim to provide a play-based program that supports the individual needs of all children in becoming competent and confident learners – as it is through play that children explore and discover, try out and assimilate ideas, express feelings, experiment with social relationships, develop skills, and acquire a wide range of language.

We wish to achieve a strong sense of community, belonging and pride with children, staff and families. We also aim to develop an atmosphere in which parents feel welcome, and are freely able to involve themselves in our preschool program.

We believe that the best way to work with you and your child is by building a partnership of education and care.

To do this, we want you to feel:
  • welcomed, recognised, acknowledged and respected by all our educators
  • that your child is really known by, and really knows, the people who educate and care for him or her
  • you are given lots of information about what is occurring and are asked for your views
  • you are involved in making decisions about your child’s experiences
  • you and your child are received and greeted upon arrival
  • your child is happy, secure and engaged
  • your child is not just looked after, but really educated and cared for

Our Philosophy

We value early childhood education as the foundation for lifelong learning. Read our philosophy for more information.

Our Policies

View our list of policies that we have outlined for a variety of topics, please contact the service if you would like a copy them.

Useful Links

We have collected some useful resources on raising kids and information on childhood education and supporting policies.

Preschool Hours

The service is open during school terms only and caters for children 3—5 years. Our sessions are full day sessions from 8.15 am to 3.45 pm Monday to Friday. Maximum session booking is 2.

Extended Hours

Yenda Preschool’s extended hours will be from 8.00 am to 8.15 am (AM Session) and 3.45 pm to 4.00 pm (PM Session) at an extra cost.

Meet Our team

We employ the highest quality, experienced educators and teachers who are passionate about educating children. We are a dedicated to retaining staff and providing consistent educators for your children for each day they attend preschool.

Christian Callinan
Christian Callinan

Director/Nominated Supervisor
Bachelor of Teaching (Birth to 5 years)
First Aid Qualified

Gianna Busnello
Simone Borg

Administration Manager
Diploma of Business Studies
First Aid Qualified

Cindy Wallace
Cindy Wallace

Room Leader
Diploma in Early Childhood Education & Care
First Aid Qualified

Simone Bardney
Simone Bardney

Educational Leader & Room Leader
Bachelor of Education (Birth to 5 years).
First Aid Qualified

Vivien Bergamin
Vivien Bergamin

Educator
Diploma of Children’s Services
First Aid Qualified

Cathy Stockton
Cathy Stockton

Educator
Certificate III in Children’s Services
First Aid Qualified

Narelle Millis
Narelle Millis

Educator
Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care
First Aid Qualified

Antonietta Belfiore
Antonietta Belfiore

Educator
Diploma of Children’s Services
First Aid Qualified

Suellen Roberts
Suellen Roberts

Educator
Diploma of Community Services (Children’s Services)
First Aid Qualified

Emma Corti
Amanda Codognotto

Educator
Diploma of Community Services (Children’s Services)
First Aid Qualified

Emma Corti
Mary Trimboli

Educator
Certificate III in Children’s Services
First Aid Qualified

Emma Corti
Ebony Corner

Trainee
(Currently completing Certificate III in Children’s Services)
First Aid Qualified

Suellen Roberts
Hannah Rossiter

Educator
Diploma of Children’s Services
First Aid Qualified