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Yuluwirri Kids

Yuluwirri Kids Services 

• Coonabarabran Preschool and Long Day Care Centre
• Yuluwirri Kids/Connect 5 - Monkey Room   

Yuluwirri Kids is a community childcare centre, owned and auspiced by Warrumbungle Shire Council and staffed by a dedicated team of employees. Yuluwirri Kids receives funding from the NSW Department of Education and Communities, and the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.

Click here to download our Philosophy

Yuluwirri Kids community acknowledges and respects the traditional land owners past and present and future on which we play, learn and live.

Our Centre Goals

To create an environment where children of all ages, genders, cultures and backgrounds feel safe, secure, happy and loved. 

To encourage children to develop by hands on experience where teachers guide and ‘play’ becomes an education in itself.

To foster individual development by planning programs that are the result of individual observations, and child initiated needs and interests. Educators will provide active learning environments, intentional teaching, co-construct with children while they learn through holistic experiences.

To engage children to develop a life long practice of caring for our environment and each other.

Learning Environment

Our centre provides four developmental age educational programs. Each learning environment is specifically designed and resourced to suit the needs of each age group, with a particular focus in the Giraffe Learning Space on life skills development and school transition programs.


Our learning environment encourages participation at all levels and stages of each child’s development. Following the Early Years Learning Framework educational programs are developed in conjunction with families and observing children’s needs and interests

Explore & Discover  with “ Panda Leaning Space” 0-24 months
This is a learning place for children to discover their world, make connections and for attachments with adults, peers and to gain confidence in their world.

Investigate with “Possum learning Space”  2 years old
This is a  learning place for promoting independence and self help skills, developing friendships and relationships, it’s a place to discover, investigate and explore their world.

Experiment & Evaluate  with “Monkey Learning Space”:  3 years
It is a place for children to experiment and evaluate.
They will investigate and explore their world, develop friendship and relationships; they will make discoveries, conduct research, make connections and challenge their mind and bodies

Collaborate & Research with  4yrs + “Giraffe Learning Space” (Children eligible to start school next year)
This is a  learning place for children to learn about their world and their place within it. They will make discoveries, research, hypothesis, build relationships, make connections and challenge their minds and bodies.


3-5 years+  Yuluwirri Kids/Connect Five “Monkey Room”  
Yuluwirri Kids/Connect 5 - Monkey Room - operates on Monday & Fridays during the school terms from 8.30am to 4:00pm and runs at the Robertson St Campus, located at 14 Robertson St, Coonabarabran. 
The Yuluwirri Kids/Connect 5 - Monkey Room was established in 2010 to assist in managing our preschool waiting list at Yuluwirri Kids. This is funded by NSW Department of Education as a Mobile Preschool Service and is currently operating to 30 June 2022. 

The preschool program aims to help the children develop to their fullest potential by providing a stimulating environment with opportunities to investigate and explore their world, develop friendship and relationships; make discoveries, conduct research, make connections and challenge their mind and bodies.

Parent Handbook

Warrumbungle Shire Council’s Children centres at both Yuluwirri and Robertson Street updated the Parent Handbook as required. New enrolments are welcome! 

Click here to download the Parent Handbook.

Click here to download our Enrolment Form - Positions are subject to confirmation of availability and priority of access when a wait list is in place.

Please return to yuluwirrikids@warrumbungle.nsw.gov.au 

To contact Children's Services call (02) 6849 2184.

Enrolling now for 2022

Help strengthen your child’s educational journey by enrolling them in our early childhood education and care service in 2022.  Now is the time to consider your needs for 2022 and contact us with any enquiries that you may have.

Yuluwirri Kids Coonabarabran Preschool and Long Day Care expects to call for expressions of interest for all children aged 0-5 years. This will be completed by a survey Monkey Link.

Click the link to fill out the survey 

Contact Us

If you would like to discuss enrolment with us please contact our friendly administration staff. Families are welcome to visit the centre, meet the staff and discuss enrolment enquiries at any time.

Opening Hours: 7:30am to 5:30pm 

Email: yuluwirrikids@warrumbungle.nsw.gov.au

Bandulla Street Campus 
2-6 Bandulla Street
PO Box 191
Coonabarabran NSW 235

Monkey Room Robertson Street Campus

14 Robertson St
Coonabarabran NSW 237

Postal address: 
PO Box 191
Coonabarabran NSW 2357

   Phone: (02) 6849 2184

   Monkey Room Mobile: 0450 194 182
   (Monday and Friday only)

   Emergency Number: 0497 902 614
   (Please call this number if phones are out)

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School Stream  - Communication with Enrolled Families

School Steam app, is now one of  our method’s of communication between our service and families enrolled into our service.

How to get the School Stream app on your mobile device
1. From your mobile device go to the App Store (iPhone/iPad) or Play Store (Android), search for School Stream and download the app to your phone.
2. Make sure you agree to push notifications
3. Once School Stream has finished installing, open the app, type Yuluwirri Kids into the search then select our centre.

For more detailed instructions go to schoolstream.com.au/download

Fees and Charges 

Annual Enrolment Fee: $40.00 (a centre hat will be provided as part of this fee)
Early & late fees: $1 per minute per child will be charged if a child is in attendance outside the preschool hours (8.30am - 4.00pm) and long day care hours (7.30am - 5.30pm).
Please note fees are subject to change with CPI increases and at the beginning of calendar & financial years.

Long Day Care: 6 weeks - 6 year’s of age

Hours of Access: 7:30am to 5:30pm
Children can be enrolled up to five days per week for the 49 week operating period. Services generally closes for a three week period from Christmas Eve till mid January. 
Daily fee for children by age groups:

  • 0-36 months of age   $103 less child care subsidy 
  • 3-6 years of age   $98 less child care subsidy 

Long Day Care Fees are subsidised by Child Care Subsidy (CCS is a payment from the Australian Government that helps with the cost of child care) 
To get this you must:
• care for a child 13 or younger who's not attending secondary school, unless an exemption applies
• use an approved child care service
• be responsible for paying the child care fees
• meet residency and immunisation requirements
• For further information please got to website https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/child-care-subsidy

Preschool: 3-6 year’s of age. Children can be enrolled at Preschool up to 2 days per campus, with the rest of the week being enrolled as Long Day Care.

Hours of Access: 8.30am to 4.00pm

Eligible children can be enrolled at Preschool up to 2 days per week per campus, with any additional days required  the rest of the week being enrolled as Long Day Care.

Free Preschool 

The NSW Treasurer and NSW Minister of Education and the Early Childhood Learning, announced the NSW Government will extend free preschool for 2022. The funding will be called NSW Start Strong Free Preschool program.

This funding is for  community and mobile preschools. This program will replace the current COVID-19 Free Preschool Funding program from January 2022.

Community and mobile preschools opting in to the program will be provided with additional funding, paid on top of current annual Start Strong funding allocation.

In return they will be required to provide at least 600 hours of free preschool per year (which is approximately 15hrs or 2 days per week in the majority of preschool settings) to three-to-five-year old children enrolled in the service.

For further information go to Start Strong program for preschool children | Service NSW

Prior to any implementation of this additional funding for free preschool, fees are:

Yuluwirri Kids/Connect Five – Monkey Room  (Robertson Street campus)

• Year before school full price: $39.00 per day
• Year before school second day enrolled $21.00 ($42.00 - 2 days)
• Low-Income Health Care Card Subsidy: $20.00 per day
• Indigenous Subsidy: $13.00 per day
• Unfunded Preschool: $65.00 per day (Children who are 3 years old and are not from a family holding a low-income health care card and/or is indigenous)

Yuluwirri Kids Coonabarabran Preschool & Long Day Care (Bandulla Street Campus)
• 4-5 years eligible for school the following year, 2 days per week $22.00
• 3-5 years with health care card, 2 days per week $20.00
• 3-5 years identify as Indigenous, 2 days per week $15.00
• 3 years non equity, eligible for school year after next, 2 days per week $28.00
• 3 years non equity, non funded per day $65.00

 Casual Access for LDC hours on your PRE day either 7:15-8:30am or 4:30-5:30pm non funded andd with prior notice $14.40 per morning or afternoon. 

Casual Access for LDC hours on your PRE Day for a FULL DAY 7:30am - 5:30pm with prior notice $28.50 per day. 

Road Safety Program

This Warrumbungle Shire Council Children’s Service is located on a busy highway in Coonabarabran, on Gamilaraay Country. A daily focus is on the safe arrivals and departures of children and their families, so road safety education is an essential ongoing part of their program. Take a look at how the educators implement road safety education that reflects children’s real life experiences and their local community, while respecting the diversity of families by honouring local Aboriginal language and culture. Click here to find out more.

Road Safety YK   TfNSW Towards Zero Safe Journeys Safe Communities video  

NSW Road Safety Facebook


Our Teachers, Educators and Support Staff

We believe that as Early Childhood professionals, we play a vital role in the provision of quality care and education and make a valuable contribution to the lives of children. We act as a link between children, families, colleagues and the wider community, advocating for all children and promoting the importance of Early Childhood Education for life long learning. We believe that developing environments and facilitating relationships with children which support, empower and inspire their quest for knowledge is at the essence of our role. Passion, research, innovation, collaboration and teamwork are key qualities that reflect our commitment to the Early Childhood profession. We believe that strong work partnerships are formed through developing relationships with each other that are sensitive, accepting, respectful and understanding towards each others perspectives.

National Quality Framework

The National Quality Framework (NQF) provides a national approach to regulation, assessment and quality improvement for early childhood education and care and outside school hours care services across Australia.
The Australian Children’s Education and Care Authority oversee the implementation of the National Quality Framework (NQF) and works with state regulatory agencies to administer the NQF, aiming to raise quality and drive continuous improvement in education and care services

Early Years Learning Framework

Belonging, Being and Becoming - The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) describes the principles, practices and outcomes that support and enhance young children's learning from birth to five years of age, as well as their transition to school.
The framework is a key component of the National Quality Framework for early childhood education and care. The EYLF was developed by the Australian and state and territory governments with input from the early childhood sector and early childhood academics. It has incorporated feedback from a consultation process, including two national symposiums, national public consultation forums, focus groups, an online forum and case-study trials.The framework offers a vision where 'all children experience learning that is engaging and builds success for life'. It has been designed so that early childhood services will be able to develop their own strategies to implement its objectives.

Last Updated: 04 Jan 2024