About Us

The Gunnedah Baptist Community Preschool is a registered three-unit

Early Childhood Educational Service that caters for 60 children per day between

the ages of 3 and 5 years. Our preschool invites your child to “come, play and learn.”

We recognise that each child is an individual with special abilities interests and background.

We have a large newly modified accessible outdoor area providing a safe, fun filled

environment for children of all abilities. Our team of well-trained staff take pride in

their profession and believe that caring for your child is a privilege.


The Preschool commenced in 1974 and was located in the

former hall of the Gunnedah Baptist Church, where 20 children attended each day. In 1975, an additional room (the Blue Room) was added to the former hall, allowing 40 children to attend each day.

The Gunnedah Baptist Child Care Association Limited was formed in 1986 with an inaugural Board of Directors. In 1998 the new extension (the Yellow Room) was completed, and the original classroom was converted to office space. In 2017 we expanded again with the construction of a new room which is known as the Green Room.


The Gunnedah Baptist Community Preschool is managed

by a Board of Directors. This Board comprises members of

the Baptist Church and the Preschool Community. The

Preschool is a not-for-profit incorporated organisation which trades as Gunnedah Baptist Child Care Association Limited.


Gunnedah Baptist Community Preschool Philosophy is guided by ‘Being, Belonging, Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework’ and the National Quality Framework.
The Gunnedah Baptist Community Preschool seeks to provide an excellent early childhood education in the context of a caring, kind and compassionate environment that reflects God’s love to all children and families. This will be achieved by:

  • Providing a secure, happy, healthy and caring environment which is non threatening and inclusive of all involved.

  • Recognising each child as a unique individual with special abilities, interests and background.

  • Integrating children with additional needs into the daily program wherever possible.

  • Promoting the physical, social, emotional, spiritual and intellectual development of children to enable them to become successful learners and confident and creative individuals who will be well prepared for their more formal years of education.

  • Implementing a well balanced curriculum based on the Early Years Learning Framework of Belonging, Being, Becoming and sustainable practices.

  • Respecting and being sensitive to the different cultures, backgrounds and abilities of all families represented at the Preschool.

  • Holding regular meetings with management, staff and parents to encourage cooperation and good communication.

  • Committing to continuous review and improvement of the goals and daily activities of the Gunnedah Baptist Community Preschool.

  • Encouraging children to extend their skills by supporting them with personal challenges and responsible risk taking.


Our Staff

We pride ourselves on our very low staff turnover. Our highly qualified staff provide

a stable and familiar environment for your child. This enables children to settle quickly,

feel secure and supported, while families are able to develop a close rapport with our staff.

Each staff member brings to the team a variety of skills and talents,

which enhances your child’s learning experience.


Marlena Bladwell


Julie Frend


Michelle Tydd


Haley Jensen


Kaylene Miller


Meaghan Kelly


Renee Torrens


Amy Mortimer 


Jenny Allen


Jade Bartlett


Bridgette Hatton


Louise Wilkinson


Carol Davis


Sharon Etheridge


Julia Sheridan


Kellie Seach

The Gunnedah Baptist Community Preschool is a registered three-unit Early Childhood Educational Service that caters for 60 children per day between the ages of 3 and 5 years


We welcome prospective parents and their children to come and look around our preschool at any time. Please feel free to contact us.

© 2020 Gunnedah Baptist Community Preschool

(02) 6742 1805


Hours: 8am - 3:30pm

Catering for 3-5 year olds.