Our Philosophy

“Stronger Children, Communities and Environment”

We strongly believe in the structure of our non-profit community based Pre-School and the value that this places on relationships with families and the community.

The philosophy of Paterson Pre-School is to provide a high quality educational environment for the Pre-School children of the Paterson and surrounding regions, where curriculum decision making is strongly informed by the context, setting and diversity of the families, educators and community.

Paterson Valley Community Pre-School has recently undergone the Assessment & Rating process and are pleased to announce that we have achieved “Exceeding” in all seven areas.

Our Committee & Staff are very proud to be part of a Pre-School that has been acknowledged for the wonderful work they do on a daily basis.

AR Exceeding



Hi, my name is Susan Chand and I have been working in the Early Childhood Sector for 23 years, 20 of them as Director of a rural community-based Pre-School. In my role as the Director, I was responsible for the development and implementation of child-focused curriculum consistent with the requirements of the Early Years Learning Framework and the service’s Philosophy. In addition, I engaged and led my team of Educators in professional learning on a regular basis to keep aware of current trends. I am very passionate and enthusiastic about Early Childhood Education and want to make a difference to each and every child and provide them with a sound foundation for a lifetime of learning. I am a strong believer in building positive relationships with children, families, Educators and the wider community. I am excited to be given the opportunity to work as the Director of Paterson Valley Community Pre-School. Together with a team of amazing and creative Educators, I will strive to create and maintain an environment where your child can grow and thrive while exploring the world around them.

Paterson Valley Colour Fair

Unfortunately due to the current health advice we have decided to cancel Paterson Valley Colour Fair for 2020. We will be back bigger and better in 2021 so keep an eye out for our updates on our facebook page.

For more information visit our Paterson Valley Colour Run page

Enrolling now


We are taking enrolments for 2020 and have limited spaces available.  If you would like to enrol your child please complete our Waiting List Form and forward to the Pre-School or contact us by phoning 02 4938 5454 or drop in for a visit.


Next Steps…

To enquire about enrolling your child at Paterson Valley Community Pre-School please contact (02) 49385454

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