Parents get first glimpse of significant renovation

November 20, 2018 by Leanne Shelton
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Chatswood’s Apples and Honey Preschool is celebrating its new renovation with an Open Day on Sunday 2 December.

Having served the community for over 30 years, this is the preschool’s first major upgrade. The premises are now up-to-date to match the outstanding education provided at the centre, with exciting new additions to the range of activities.

The Preschool staff and families are grateful for the support of the NSW Community Building Partnership Program which has enabled the addition of an accessible toilet and shower facility. Thanks also go to the Commonwealth Government Safer Communities Program for contributing towards improved campus security, Willoughby Council for a grant via the ‘Healthy Active Kids Program’ to enhance the children’s health and wellbeing program, and to the NSTE community for additional financial support to make the renovation possible.

The new fully accessible centre also includes a nappy-change area, larger kitchen, and multiple enhanced educational-play zones, such as an art area, science area, library, and chill-out zone. The ‘free flow’ nature of the centre allows improved supervision for fluid indoor and outdoor play. This means the large and naturally shaded playground can be better utilised.

Other updates include a new Smartboard to modernise the centre’s educational program, veggie garden, larger kitchen, and improved staffing areas.

Apples and Honey Preschool Board President, Joanna Bensen, says “The new preschool means new opportunities for moving forward in the excellence of education and health. We now have fantastic resources at our fingertips to further develop our children’s motor skills, healthy eating habits, and social skills to prepare them for the important years of schooling ahead.”

Preschool parent, Anthony Moriarty, says “My boys have always loved the teachers and the strong feeling of community in the preschool. Now we have a beautiful space to match.”

Locals can inspect the impressive new facilities at the Open Day on:

Sunday 2 December 2018

10:30am – 12:30pm

28 Chatswood Avenue, Chatswood

The event includes an official ribbon cutting ceremony by Willoughby City Council’s Mayor, Gail Giles-Gidney, arts and crafts by KidsCircle, the KindiFarm mobile zoo, face painting, a jumping castle, cake stall, and a raffle.

Sharing a campus with North Shore Temple Emanuel, Apples and Honey Preschool provides a multicultural, respectful and tolerant learning environment which offers a Jewish curriculum.

For more information about Apples and Honey Preschool, visit or call 9412 4839.

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