About Us

Queanbeyan & District Preschool Association (QDPA) is a community-based not for profit organisation that is overseen by a Managing Director - Nicky McCarthy, and a Management Committee made up of current parents and community volunteer members. The Queanbeyan & District Preschool Association Management Committee meets every four to six weeks to discuss and make decisions about the overall operations of the Preschool Association.

ALL Queanbeyan & District Preschool Association Preschools offer families a choice of either;

♣ a two day extended hours program
(7.5 hour per day with flexible ½ hour drop off & pick up times)
♣ a three day school hours program
(6 hours per day)

Please see Our Preschools section for further information on these program days and times.

'The child must know that he is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn’t been, and until the end of the world there will not be another child like him.'

- Pablo Casals

All Queanbeyan & District Preschool Association Preschools operate during NSW school terms only.

Queanbeyan & District Preschool Association is made up of four separate community preschools all located within Queanbeyan, NSW;

  • Harris Park Preschool 

Address: 61 Lowe Street

Queanbeyan NSW 2620

Director: Dorcas Hancock

Phone: (02) 6297 1689

Email: harrispark@qdpa.com.au

  • Karabar Preschool

Address: 191 Cooma Street

Queanbeyan NSW 2620

Director: Jenny Farnhill

Phone: (02) 6297 5111

Email: karabar@qdpa.com.au

  • Mura Preschool & QDPA Administration

Address: 181 Cooma Street, Karabar (entrance via Queenbar Road, Aulich Park Carpark)

Director: Carly Smith-Beeson

Phone: (02) 6297 1640

Email: mura@qdpa.com.au or admin@qdpa.com.au (for QDPA Administration)

  • Waratah Preschool

Address: 27 Alanbar Street

Queanbeyan NSW 2620

Director: Holly Suitor-Fogarty

Phone: (02) 6297 3850

Email: Waratah@qdpa.com.au

Our community of preschools are highly regarded within our community, where children are viewed as competent & capable and children’s voices are heard and reflected strongly in all our learning programs. We strive to ensure that all children benefit from their preschool experience and that time spent with us becomes a positive part of a child’s life-long learning journey.