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Birchgrove Public School

Birchgrove Public School

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Our Preschool

Birchgrove Preschool is part of Birchgrove Public School and is located in the lower part of the school near the Gow Street playground. One of the original Department of Education and Communities preschools, the preschool has been operating since the late 1940s.

For equity of access, Birchgrove Preschool offers a 3 day / 2 day alternate semesters program.

Enrolment pattern 1:

Terms 1 & 2: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Terms 3 & 4: Monday and Tuesday

Enrolment pattern 2:

Terms 1 & 2: Thursday and Friday

Terms 3 & 4: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

2024 hours

Monday to Friday 9am with pick up from 2.45 to 3pm. There are no before and aftercare services for preschool. The preschool is closed for school holidays and public holidays.


The preschool has an enrolment of 80 children over the five days, with 4 classes of 20 children attending. In order to attend, a child must turn four on or before 31 July in the year of attendance.


Children attend for one year only, the year before they go to school.


Children bring lunch and morning tea. We ask that you include an icepack with their lunch if required as refrigeration facilities are not available.


The Start Strong preschool program provides fee relief for families enroling children in a Community Preschool in the year before school. 

In 2024 fees have been fully subsidised by the program.

More information about funding arrangements for public preschools is available here Start Strong Preschool Funding


Each class is led by an Early Childhood Teacher with the support of a School Learning Support Officer.