About Our Service

The Lower Hunter Activity Van Association has been operating since 1979. As a service, we are committed to providing staff of the highest quality and experience. We strive, through our teamwork, toward creating a safe, caring and friendly environment, which will afford children the highest quality care with learning opportunities that allow them to develop at their own rate.

Hunter Mobile Preschool is a Not-for-Profit, Community Based Preschool Service. Being a Community Based Preschool means the preschool is managed by the parents whose children are attending the preschool at that time, strengthening the community’s investment in the service. As a Not-for-Profit Preschool, all money that comes in is put back into the preschool for the children. This is a requirement of the Department of Education and Communities. As we are not aiming to generate a profit, we can spend more on staffing, equipment and other resources benefitting every child that attends our service.

Programming is based on the needs of each individual, observed in each child through social, emotional, physical, intellectual and language development. Teaching occurs through organised play activities in the areas of the arts, crafts, manipulative play, constructive play, language, music, maths, science, drama and movement.

The Preschool Service caters for approximately twenty 3-5 year olds per day at each venue (dependant on the size and safety of the venues) and currently services 7 ‘remote’ areas, Gresford, Lochinvar, Vacy, Wollombi, Cessnock East and Kitchener on a weekly basis.

The NSW State Government’s Start Strong Fee Relief Funding means that Hunter Mobile Preschool is able to offer attendance fee free preschool to all children aged 3-5, regardless of any other services they attend again in 2024.


As a State-funded and licensed Service we are bound by all legislation currently in operation, thus ensuring that the highest quality care and education is maintained through regular and adequate funding and accountability.

Hunter Mobile Preschool also operates an Out of School Hours Care Service in the grounds of Vacy Public School. More information on this service can be found on the OSHC page of this website. 

Mission Statement

Our Philosophy

Program Policy

Governance & Management Policy

Payment of Fees Policy

Child Safe Environment Policy

Incident, Injury, Trauma, Illness Policy

Nutrition Policy