Why Shire Prep ?

A nurturing environment for your child’s first learning experience out of the home

The Shire Prep program plays a significant part in the adjustment, nurturing and training of our children in what is - for many - their first learning experience outside of the home.

The year before your child goes to school provides an exciting opportunity to capture their God-given curiosity and sense of adventure.

At Shire Prep your child can learn to adjust and develop school readiness through play, language-based activities and other structured learning experiences. Read here about Shire Prep’s curriculum and here about our activities.

Experience a secure, supportive transition

Because we are committed to provide a secure, supportive transition from home to school, you and your child experience the warm, friendly and caring atmosphere created by our staff and community.

Fast Facts

  • Shire Prep is open between 8.45am and 2.45pm. It is a class for four and five year olds in the year before formal school entry. More information here.
  • Prep is staffed by two fully qualified and experienced early childhood teachers. They are assisted by teachers’ aides.
    Meet them here.
  • The Prep class has a well-equipped classroom, en suite facilities and a fenced outdoor play area. Read more.
  • Book a tour, details about
    enrolment and fees here.
  • General information for new families here.
  • Children must be four by the end of March in the year they commence at Shire Prep. Your child can be placed on the waiting list from their second birthday.

Shire Prep offers a Christian early-childhood environment, coupled with a kindergarten-readiness that only an on-site prep class can provide.