A Bit About Us

Christ Church St Ives Pre-School was constituted by Christ Church St Ives in 1966 as an arm of Christian service to the community. Although the pre-school now occupies purpose-built premises away from the church site, it retains its close affiliation with Christ Church St Ives.

Nestled in a quiet cul-du-sac, Christ Church St Ives Pre-School offers spacious modern rooms, air-conditioned comfort and a program developed to stimulate young bodies and minds. Our educators are committed to providing an enriched environment to support each child’s strengths, interests and needs. The teachers programme according to the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). This is a child-centred, child-driven framework with a strong emphasis on play-based learning, while still recognising the importance of communication and language (including early literacy and numeracy) and social and emotional development.

As a part of Christ Church St Ives, the pre-school provides a Christian context in which learning can take place. Our policies and interactions are rooted in Christian principles, families have access to the church’s pastoral and international ministry networks and each week the children are taught of God’s love in Christ through song, bible stories, prayers and group discussion.

Our vision is to develop partnerships with parents and guardians, participating with them in the development of their child while bearing witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ both in the pre-school and the wider community.


The pre-school hours are 8.45am – 3.30pm during each school term and enrols forty 3-5 year olds per day during the school terms.

  • 3-day group (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)
  • 2-day group (Thursday and Friday)
    Children may be placed on the waiting list from birth. A non-refundable booking fee of $40.00 will be charged per child. Should vacancies remain, younger children on the waiting list will be invited to attend the 2-day group. Priority placement is given to children turning 4 on or before July 31.

    As the NSW State Government no longer funds children who turn 4 after July 31, fees for these placements will be set at a higher rate from 2015.

    To find out more or request a waiting list application for the pre-school please ring 9144 3067 or email: preschool@christchurch.com.au

    Pre-School Open Mornings

    Dates & Times TBC

    You are warmly invited to come and experience what we do at Christ Church St Ives Pre-School. Members of the dedicated staff team will take you on a tour of the pre-school, explain how we program for the children, and you will be able to see those programs in action. These mornings are especially suited to families who are wondering what early childhood service they want in the coming years. So do come, and experience our difference.

    If you’d like us to notify you of the next Open Mornings, send us a quick email and we’ll keep you posted on upcoming dates and times.

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    Working at the Pre-School

    For more info about possible roles at the Pre-School, contact Lauren Kelly, Pre-School Director: director.preschool@christchurch.com.au

    Contact Us

    Phone: 9144 3067
    Email: preschool@christchurch.com.au
    Pre-School Director:director.preschool@christchurch.com.au