Dover Heights Community Preschool

Welcome to Dover Heights Community Preschool!

Dover Heights Community Preschool was formerly known as St Therese Community Preschool and is located on Napier Street in Dover Heights. We are a non-profit community school, run by dedicated loving and professional staff with the help of the parents and other members of the community. Dover Heights Community Preschool services the Dover Heights, Bondi, Rose Bay and Vaucluse areas in Sydney Australia.

Our team of enthusiastic and passionate educators embrace the preschool’s philosophy and work collaboratively with the families and community to create a place where children belong, and develop a lifelong love of learning while caring for each other and our sustainable environment.

The preschool team has a very strong commitment to professional development and participates in training courses and workshops throughout the year.


Dover Heights Community Preschool is a community-based preschool that promotes a partnership between educators, parents and their children.
We believe in an individualised curriculum that enhances each child’s potential to direct their own learning journey.
Our approach to teaching is creating a child-centred environment that involves emergent curriculum and project-based learning, facilitated through documentation, observation, and research.

As a community preschool we join in a partnership with families using a holistic approach to enhance the child’s learning and well-being. We aim to provide a stable learning environment that enables each child to reach their fullest learning potential.

Meet the Educators:

Dover Heights Community School has three dedicated, kind and nurturing teachers who work tirelessly to create an educational program designed to prepare the children, in a fun and creative way, for their future transition to kindergarten. They put in an enormous amount of effort outside of hours to ensure we meet all professional standards, while making certain the continued progress of our children is well-documented. Find a personal introduction to the educators here


The program offered at Dover Heights Community Preschool is influenced by The Early Years Learning Framework – Belonging, Being and Becoming; The Anti-bias Curriculum, Education for Sustainability and The Emergent Curriculum. All these influences value the building of relationships with children, families, staff and the community.

Preschool Families:

Our families are an important part of the of the preschool learning environment and so you and other family members are always welcome to participate in the life of the preschool and are encouraged to spend time with your child at preschool.

As a community based, not-for-profit preschool, we welcome, appreciate and depend on your involvement. We value our families and the community as partners in your child’s education and hope you and extended family will become involved in your child’s preschool experience.


Dover Heights Community Preschool are grateful for their incredible Administrator.  She is not only dedicated to caring for the families of the preschool, but without her our school would not run as smoothly as it does.

Preschool tours: Wednesday mornings at 9:30am (by appointment)

Hours: Our hours are from 9am to 3pm, but we also offer extended hours from 8:30am to 3:30pm at an additional cost.

Cost: $60 daily for 4year olds, $65 daily for 3year olds. Fee information and waitlist form here.

Enrolments are open for 2016 and we have a few vacancies in the 3’s group. Please contact Rizqaa on 9371 8843.

For more information go to the Dover Heights Community Preschool website, call 02 9371 8843 (please leave a message if after hours or during school holidays) or email them here.





Jan 03 2016

My son spent 2015 at Dover Heights Community Preschool. During this time, the teachers have provided a very caring, structured and positive environment which has helped him develop his imagination, his interpersonal skills and his confidence. The team is very involved to ensure the success of the children. My son feels very secure about going to "big school" in January. In a very small community, with a magnificent garden and great indoor space, the preschool welcomes your involvement or not (I spent 3 mornings in 2015 on different themes with the children, what an experience). I have already my second little one on the waiting list for 2018!