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Mount Ousley Pre-School - child care subsidy + Start Strong funding available to reduce fees

Long day care / highest standard of care and education since 1972!



3 David Crescent
Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, 2519

Mt Ousley Pre-school has been providing quality education and care since 1972 and support to Illawarra families for over 50 years.

2024 Enrolments open now
Get in touch with the Mt Ousley Pre-School team today at [email protected], contact us online HERE or ring  on (02) 4229 5718 or 0402 819 693.

  • Offering long day care and pre-school readiness programs (see more below)
  • Our fees: our centre offers a very reasonable daily rate - we offer both a childcare subsidy (which has increased since July 2023, please click here for further information) and Start Strong funding available to reduce fees - go to The Start Strong 2024 Program for more information or see more below.
  • At Mount Ousley Pre-School, we focus on providing experienced and qualified long-term educators who are committed to achieving the highest standard of care and education. With only 22 children each day we are able to provide personal attention and care to your child and family.
  • The current owner and Licensee (Shelley Zipparo) has been at the service since 1994, as an owner since 1998. Shelley is an owner operator, meaning she is working directly with the children and families, creating a personal and caring touch.
  • The centre very much focuses on tailoring an orientation program around each family to help ensure each child is able to settle into the preschool. 
  • The educators are also experienced and as a team we have experience with children who have additional needs and children who have English as an additional language. We pride our self on the way we make all families and children feel welcome.

We are also committed to the National Quality Framework (NQS) where we are assessed in regards to quality. We currently hold a rating of meeting the quality standards with the NQS.

  • Ages 2 to 5 years
  • Opening hours 8am to 5pm for working parents
  • Qualified. long-term and experienced educators
  • Close to CBD, Tafe and University
  • Owner-operated since 1994
  • Small groups with maximum of 22 children per day
  • Rated as Meeting the NQS
  • School readiness program - we have a set time each day for children to participate in school readiness activities, with skills like independent learning being encouraged throughout their day. Children also get to participate in an excursion to their local school.

We operate under The Start Strong 2024 Program Framework
The Start Strong 2024 Program for long day care provides funding to deliver affordable quality preschool education to children aged 4 and above. Fee relief for families will be integrated into Start Strong and provide long day care services with sustainable long-term funding to deliver more affordable preschool to eligible children. The Start Strong 2024 Program reduces the cost of early childhood education for families by providing up to $2,110 per year in fee relief for children aged 4 and above, and up to $500 per year in fee relief for children aged 3. Please get in touch with our centre below for more information.

Please check out our website for more details or drop in and say hi! Get in touch with us today at [email protected], contact us online HERE or ring us on (02) 4229 5718 or 0402 819 693.
Mo 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tu 8:00am - 5:00pm
We 8:00am - 5:00pm
Th 8:00am - 5:00pm
Fr 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sa 12:00am - 12:00am
Su 12:00am - 12:00am