Welcome to Orana

We are a not for profit community based preschool based in Wallsend. We believe in an enjoyment of learning through active exploration, child initiated play and experiences, while building strong, positive relationships with others.

We nurture those essential skills required for successful transition to formal education and support children’s unique individual needs and strengths while promoting inclusion for all.

COVID - 19

In light of the ongoing changes and COVID-19 restrictions, preschool will continue the same COVID-Safe processes, this includes:

  • We will continue to greet children at the front door to minimise foot traffic. Please ring the door bell and the staff will be on hand to welcome your child and discuss any messages.
  • On arrival, sign in using the QR codes displayed. At sign in, please sanitise hands, and sign your child in. Physical distancing markers are displayed to encourage families to maintain a safe distance.  
  • If your child has ANY flu like symptoms they are to stay at home until well.

Below is additional information, available in different languages for your information.


Learning = Fun

Wait list applications are accepted year round.

If you would like to find out more about Orana, please phone us on 4951 6333 or please see our enrolments page.

Orana is licensed by the Department of Early Childhood Education and Care for 29 children per day, offering full day sessions for children aged three years up to starting school. We are open Monday to Friday, during school terms. The preschool is closed on all public holidays and school holidays.