Welcome to the Narrabundah Early Childhood School Website

I am privileged to be the leader of the Education and Training Directorate Early Childhood School team who provide 3 year old, Koori and 4 year old preschool programs along with Kindergarten through to Year 2. The Schools Preschool Unit has received the highest rating of Exceeding National Quality Standards (NQS). Our before and afterschool care and long day care service are provided by Communities at Work. The School also provides ACT Health Services for children aged Birth to 8, and their families.

Recent research indicates that children's early social and emotional experiences critically influence early brain development – with enduring consequences. At Narrabundah Early Childhood School we base our learning and teaching programs on our understanding of this impact and on our respect for young children and their competence as learners.

Child and maternal health services, community activities and parent education are integral components of the school program. Relationships form the basis of work at the school, with attention paid to consistency of staffing, high staff to child ratio and positive relationships established between staff, parents and children.

Building relationships takes time – inventing, experimenting and growing, taking risks, making mistakes and having fun!  From birth to year 2 provides the time necessary for children and parents to be confident members of our community of learners. We offer a full transition program for children leaving us in Year 2 and ensure that our children and families are guided throughout this period. Our students in Year 2 have a Graduation Ceremony to celebrate their time with us and we know that our children do go on to other schools to achieve academically and socially.

I invite you to explore our website for more specific information about our school; and then contact us if we can be part of your family's exciting journey.

Bernadette Hayes
Principal
Narrabundah Early Childhood School

School - 02 6142 3828 - For all school enquiries

Communities at Work - 02 6142 3824 or 02 6293 6382 - For all long day care requirements, including before and afterschool care

2016 INFORMATION

To access our Information booklets for 2016 - please see Our Services - Preschool to Year 2