Our HistoryBinnowee, which is an Aboriginal word meaning “a green place,” has been operating as a Kindergarten since 1935. Miss Winifred Macourt began the Kindergarten in the home of Mr. S Oxley, near Thompson’s corner at West Pennant Hills.
Eventually the land at 6 New Line Road where Binnowee is now situated was purchased in 1956 and the Kindergarten officially opened in 1957. In 1972 extensions to the Kindergarten were completed bringing the preschool to its present size.
OverviewBinnowee Kindergarten caters for 40 children each day in 2 classes and provides a high quality early learning program. Our preschool is open from 8.30am to 4pm each day during school terms and caters for children from 3 to 5 years of age. The staff and educators at Binnowee are a highly experienced team who are committed to ensuring that we do the very best for the children in our care so that they find their time at Binnowee is an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
If you would like to visit our preschool you are most welcome to contact us.
A Day at Binnowee
Our day usually begins with outside play, although this can change to suit weather conditions. A variety of experiences are programmed for each day, such as gross motor & movement challenges, construction activities, dramatic play, sand play, books, drawing and puzzles. We encourage physical
activity as it is so important for children’s health and development. After morning tea we commence inside activities.
In planning our programs we try and cater for the interests and needs of all the children. The programs are flexible and may change depending on how the day is going. We welcome your feedback.
During inside-time the children participate in a wide range of activities such as home corner, block play, books, puzzles, toys, dough, art and craft experiences. We encourage the children to choose their own activities and we respect and support them in their choices.
Waitlist and Enrollment
Please complete the attached waitlist PDF form and return to Binnowee by hand or post.
A non-refundable fee of $20.00 is payable before your child’s name can be put on the Waiting List. This fee may be paid by cheque or online by direct deposi
2019 Term Dates
Term 1 | Wednesday 30 January to Friday 12 april
Term 2 | Monday 29 April to Friday 5 July
Term 3 | Monday 22 July to Friday 27 September
Term 4 | Monday 14 October to Tuesday 19 December
2018 Term Dates & Fee Information
- Term 1 | Tuesday 30 January to Friday 13 April
- Term 2 | Monday 30 April to Friday 6 July
- Term 3 | Tuesday 23 July to Friday 28 September
- Term 4 | Monday 15 October to Wednesday 19 December
$36/day for 4 Year Olds
$47/day for 3 Year Olds
$52 Maintenance fee per term per child
Children from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background or Low Income Government Health Care Card Holders = $10 per day
6 New Line Rd
West Pennant Hills
T: (02) 9484 3430
At Binnowee we believe each child, family and educator is unique and should be treated with acceptance and respect. We acknowledge that children, families and educators bring a wealth of diverse experiences to the preschool environment. We aim to provide a nurturing and educational environment where children, families and staff have a sense of belonging and feel respected, valued and empowered.
From Our Director
“At Binnowee we partner with families to provide a quality preschool environment that is collaborative and where everyone has a sense of community and belonging.. “