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My little girl started at West Moonah Community Preschool in February 2014. We had tried other childcare centres but she hadn't settled in and it was traumatic for everyone involved. From the beginning my husband and I felt a lot more comfortable with the standard of care our little one was receiving by the amazing staff especially Tanya and Emma. The staff are really wonderful with communication and understanding what each child needs and really listen to any concerns that we have had in regards to settling in.
In the year since Sofia has been attending preschool she has gained so much confidence in her own ability. She has gone from a clingy little thing who would cry when we left her to a self assured little girl who skips into her pre school with barely a look back and a wave. The preschool follows the early years education framework which give the children an amazing head start and sets them up so well for kindergarten. I can't recommend wmch enough.  The love and care the staff have for the children in the class is above and beyond. My daughter now asks to go to school on her days off and leaves preschool each day with a hug and a kiss for her teachers. I am glad we have another year in the fantastic facility before she starts school.

Liz Stacey - Mum of Sofia (3)

I currently have two children attending Pre School at the West Moonah Community Centre and I couldn't recommend the program enough.
Coming from interstate I was initially quite concerned about the pre school options available to me because my children fell outside the cut off age for kinder. Most of the program's I found appeared care based, with education a secondary factor. West Moonah offered one of the few program's that drew from the early childhood learning framework and that based it's program around recognisable and transferable outcomes. It was also one of the minority that wasn't a child care centre first, preschool second.
Attending the centre has also provided me with a great deal of comfort knowing that my son will be going into Prep in Queensland next year. I firmly believe through going to Preschool with Tanya and Emma (& the other support staff) has left him in no way disadvantaged by not having completed a formal kindergarten program. The friendly staff has also meant my normally shy and reserved daughter has been begging to attend & happily participates now she has turned three.
I feel it is excellently ran, resourced and incredibly valuable to the children of Hobart. The affordability and accessibility is second to none, and the professional, caring way that potential issues and concerns are raised is inline with everything that I believe early childhood education should encompass.
I hope this program can continue to run for many years to come.

Erin Thapthimthong

West Moonah Community Preschool



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Why should your child go to preschool?

Children early learning influences their entire life.  Our Preschool provides opportunities for children to learn as they discover, create, improvise and explore.  W.M.C.P endorses The National Early Years Curriculum and is registered by the Tasmanian Education Department.


The preschool experience empowers children to think, explore, question, wonder
and learn how to learn. It supports children’s intellectual and language development and communication skills offering children consistent,
experienced, qualified educators to support learning and development.

Our community preschool offers the opportunity for children and families
to belong, to be part of a community, and connect with others.


Preschools are:

  •  fun places to be, with varied, exciting experiences planned to meet the needs and interests of children;

  • a context to build social connections between families and the community;

  • a source of professional information that supports parenting;

  • offers lots of opportunities for parent education;

  • a gradual transition from home to more formal educational environments;

  • a warm, caring, friendly environment, led by qualified, experienced and dedicated staff;

  • places that nuture creativity, thinking and social skills, enabling children to develop a love of learning.

WMCP is a source of professional information that supports parenting and give
 lots of opportunities for parent education with a warm, caring, friendly
 environment, led by qualified, experienced and dedicated staff.

We are now taking spots for 2016-17, available on
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9.00am to 2.30pm

 For further information or to book a spot please call 6273 2362
or email

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The West Moonah Community Preschool thank M+K Dobson,
Mitchell & Allport Lawyers for
the "Allport Bequest Grant"
which will help vunerable, at risk, socialially and finacially isolated families with children from
 3 to 5 years of age.

West Moonah
Community Preschool

Preschool Departmental Website
130 Springfield Ave
West Moonah
Tasmanian 7009
               Phone: (03) 6273 2362
               Fax:      (03) 6272 8697 


Opening hours
Monday to Thursday
8am to 3pm
Fridays 9am to 2pm

West Moonah Community House
is affiliated with the
Neighbourhood Houses Tasmania

Many thanks to our wonderful supporters




Andrew Wilkie MP
Scott Bacon MP
Elise Archer MP
Graeme Sturges MP
Rotary Club of Moonah
Rotary Club of Bellerive
Woolworths Glenorchy
Gavin at Island Flags
Pellet Fires
Computing Services
K & D Moonah
Bunnings Moonah
Southern Water
Economy Warehouse
Valern Hotel 9/11 Bottleshop
BWS Maypole