School Holidays

The service will be closed for school holidays from Monday 28th June to Friday 9th July.

Preschool will return on Monday 12th July and OSHC will return on Tuesday 13th July due to the pupil free day at NSW Public Schools.


NSW Government has announced a new Start Strong Free Preschool program for mobile and community preschools.  In 2022, $150 million will be provided to sustain the delivery of free preschool attendance for an additional year.

The Start Strong Free Preschool program will replace to COVID-19 Free Preschool Funding Program in 2022, supporting preschools to sustain the delivery of free preschool for at least 600 hours a year (or around 15 hours a week) for another year.

This means that Hunter Mobile Preschool will once again have free attendance at preschool for 2022, the only fee payable for the entire year will be our $55 annual enrolment fee per family.

Christmas Holidays 2020-2021

Preschool and OSHC are over for another year!  Our office will be closed from Wednesday 16th December 2020 to Tuesday 26th January 2021.  We will return to work on Wednesday 27th January which will also be the first day back at preschool for those venues that operate on a Wednesday.

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Safe and Happy New Year.


COVID-19 Update

Face to Face Preschool resumes on the dates below.  Unfortunately at this stage, we are still unable to use the Gillieston Heights Community Centre or the Telarah Hall.  For the Gillieston families, the option is to attend a Tuesday at the Lochinvar hall, and the Telarah families have been given the opportunity to join a Lochinvar session that suits them.

Monday 25thVacy & East Cessnock

Tuesday 26thGresford, East Cessnock & Gillieston Heights (at Lochinvar hall)

Wednesday 27thWollombi & Lochinvar (including Telarah children if requested)

Thursday 28thWollombi, Vacy & Lochinvar (including Telarah children if requested)

Friday 29thGresford

Both Gresford and Vacy OSHC are still operating as normal

There will be many changes that will be implemented in order for us to safely return to preschool. Some of these will be:
• Please maintain social distancing during drop off and pick up times, especially around the sign-in table
• Hand sanitiser will be available at locations around the venues.
• Cleaning of high traffic areas will increase.
• The play environment will be organised in a way that promotes space between children.

Please see the COVID-19 Policy available from the About our Preschool page for more details.

Even though Preschool and OSHC are operating, the office will remain unattended at this stage.  To contact the office, please email and our office staff will return your email or call you during normal office hours (Monday to Wednesday 9am to 4pm, Thursday 9am to 1pm).  To contact the preschool or OSHC venue you attend, please call 0408684942 for Gresford or Vacy , 04073591105 for Wollombi and East Cessnock, 0455116393 for Lochinvar, Gillieston and Telarah, 0447504978 for Gresford OSHC  and 0455040998 for Vacy OSHC.

COVID-19 (Caronavirus)

The NSW Government and the Department of Health are working to monitor and respond to COVID-19 developments.

Their priority is to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of children, staff and families of our service.

Many families have already made the decision to keep their children at home, and therefore our management committee, because of the uniqueness of our preschool service (travelling to 7 communities to operate preschool during the week), have made the decision to close preschool, to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Preschool will be closed from Tuesday 24th March until Friday 24th April (the last day of the holidays).

At this stage OSHC Services will stay open whilst schools stay open. We would like to remind families that Mark Scott, Secretary of NSW Education has advised that all schools are open, however only to supervise the online learning for students whose parents are employed in essential services.

We understand that this situation may be very stressful and overwhelming. Staff are feeling this too.

Staff will continue to provide all families with updates either through our Facebook page, emails, or text messages as information becomes available.

As our preschool service is not operational, no preschool fees will be charged. If your fees are paid in advance, you will receive credit towards future fees once we return.

The service office will be closed and staff will be working from home.  Any questions you may have can be sent to which will be regularly monitored during the preschool closure.  OSHC services can be contacted directly on their mobiles – 0447504978 for Gresford and 0455040998 for Vacy.  Our office number will not be answered during preschool closure.

Following is a link to a post full of useful websites and activities to help continue your child’s preschool education.

We thank you for your continued support at this time.

Christmas Holidays

Hunter Mobile Preschool will be closed for the Christmas holidays from 3pm Wednesday 19th December.

All of our staff wish you a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year!

The office reopens on Tuesday 29th January 2019.

Preschool returns on Tuesday 29th January 2019

Gresford and Vacy OSHC return on Wednesday 30th January 2019

Venue changes for 2019

Unfortunately after many years, due to a steady decrease in enrolments, we will no longer be visiting Millfield.

From 2019 We will be holding preschool in Telarah from 9am – 3pm on Fridays at the Anglican Parish Hall, corner of South and Capp Streets, Telarah.

An enrolment session will be held on Friday 1st February 2019 at the Parish Hall.

Hunter Mobile Preschool will also be taking over the operation of Vacy OSHC from January 2019.  This service will continue to operate the same days and hours as the current providers are running.

Visit from Scot MacDonald

School Holidays

Preschool and OSHC will be closed for the April School Holidays from Saturday 14th April to Sunday 29th April.  Preschool will resume on Monday 16th April and OSHC will return on Tuesday 1st May (due to the pupil free day in NSW public schools).

Christmas Closure

Our office is closed until preschool resumes on Monday 29th January 2018.

OSHC at Gresford resumes on Tuesday 30th January 2018.

The staff of Hunter Mobile Preschool wish you all a safe and Happy Christmas and New Year!