Everything you need to be ready for Lyrebird Preschool

Let us help you prepare for your first day or regular enrolment at Lyrebird Preschool. Here are some helpful information resources to download and print. A number of links are also included.

Our Family Handbook

This is a good introduction to Lyrebird Preschool for prospective students as well as families who have children enrolled here. Click here to download. Keep a copy handy for reference as it includes…

A general introduction to Lyrebird Preschool

Parent Management Committee explained

Fees and fee payments

Contact details and emergency policy

Arrival and Departure guidelines

Starting Preschool suggestions

‘What to bring and what not’ guidelines

Health and illness policies and tips

Special events and activities

Staffing and volunteers


Download Our Family Handbook


Good food and nutrition tips

Healthy eating is an important part of childhood development. We want to give as much help and support as possible to families about nutrition, food and snacks. Download our policy doc and see more of the helpful resources we have available here.

Food allergies? See our Family Handbook

Healthy Snacks – Do’s & Don’ts

Our Nutrition Policy (download our pdf)

Healthy Kids fact sheet: Eat fewer snacks

Healthy Kids fact sheet: Choose water as a drink

Download Our Nutrition Policy


What if your child is ill?

It’s important for us to provide a clean, healthy environment for all our children. See Our Illness Policy. We promote good hygiene, safety and wellness as much as possible. But in case your child is ill, we have a policy to keep children at home when they are sick. Should they become unwell at preschool, we will contact you to suggest the best outcome.

Unwell Children Policy (download our pdf)

Helpful guide: Staying Healthy in Childcare

In case of emergency, be sure we have your correct contact details.

Immunisation requirements. See our Family Handbook

Food allergies? See our Family Handbook


Download Our Illness Policy


Services for Aboriginal Families

Lyrebird Preschool offers supplemental social and medical services for our Aboriginal Families from local care providers. We also take an active role in promoting education and awareness for Aboriginal Families. Here’s a summary of services with more descriptions in our 2-page pdf, Services for Aboriginal Families Guide.

Physical health checks & medical screening by Shoalhaven Division of General Practice

Medical screening by the local Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS)

Hearing & Speech assessments by South Eastern Sydney Illawarra Area Health Service

Special project assistance to encourage education and preschool attendance from Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR)

Family support and services, including disability, from Noah’s Ark Centre

The Lyrebird Preschool introduction video, ‘Our Story

Our book, ‘Growing Up Strong at Preschool’ Information and order form pdf.

Our video ‘It’s OK to say Goodbye’ Information and order form pdf.


It’s OK to say Goodbye

See a 2:00 preview of our special DVD, ‘It’s OK to say Goodbye’ –a video created by our Aboriginal families to encourage others in the community to send their children to preschool. You can order the DVD here.


Our Facebook Group

We share photos, upcoming events and reminders on our Lyrebird Preschool Facebook Page. It’s where we post our current Newsletter, invitations and achievements. A lot of our posts are an excellent opportunity for parents and families to share and comment. And if you’d like to create a post, join our Group --open to enrolled students’ families, sponsors and friends. So get social with us!


Arrange a visit

We invite prospective families and children to come visit Lyrebird Preschool to meet all our wonderful staff and see our great facilities in East Nowra. Call us on 4421 4604 or drop us a note.