About Turramurra

Turramurra Beehive Pre-School is a 43 place, which operates from 8.00am – 4.30pm.

There are 2 rooms:

Cottage (18 months - 3 year olds)

15 children / day

Mainroom (3 - 5 year olds)

28 children / day

The Centre is also:

  • Licensed and inspected by the Department of Education and Communities
  • Staffed by Early Childhood trained teachers
  • Operated 48 weeks of the year, excluding public holidays

Daly Routine

The routine is similar for each room but the times will vary.

Time Activity
8.30am – 9.30am Structured free play outdoors – Equipment and games set up outdoors to encourage development across all areas.
9.30am – 10.20am

Group Time – Children are split into two groups, with both groups experiencing gymnastics and music.


  • During gymnastics the children will focus on large body movements, body co-ordination, balance and ball skills.
  • During music the children will participate in singing and dancing, use of instruments and basic rhythm and beat.
10.20am – 10.40am Toileting, washing hands and fruit for Morning Tea.
10.40am – 11.40am

Indoor Structured Activities – children have the opportunity to experience activities to develop:


  • Cognitive and thinking skills
  • Creativity through art and craft experience
  • A second language (French)
  • Social skills
  • Fine motor strength and control
11.40am – 12.20pm

Children split into two groups. Both groups experience story time with discussion and outdoor play. The 4 year old children will experience "news" time instead of outdoor play.


  • Story time and discussion focuses on our weekly topic. Children explore issues through open discussion with each other and the teacher.
  • News time (4 year olds) encourages children to listen to others and help develop confidence to speak in front of a group and helps to develop questioning skills.
12.20pm – 2.00pm Toileting and washing hands. Lunch. Rest time for children who require a sleep or outdoor play for children who don’t require a sleep.
2.00pm – 2.15pm Rest time: all children find a space indoors and rest quietly whilst soothing music or a story is played.
2.15pm – 3.00pm Indoor Structured activities focussing on the weekly topic and pre-reading and writing skills.
3.00pm – 3.30pm Transition time (indoors) – during this time children experience structured games, rhymes, role plays and activities that encourage positive self esteem, confidence, sharing and turn-taking.
3.30pm – 3.45pm Afternoon Tea
3.15pm – 4.15pm Outdoor play
4.15pm – 4.30pm Pack away time

Fees


Fees for 2018

Cottage Room (18 months - 3 year olds)

$128 / day

Main Room (3 - 5 year olds)

$117 / day

Fees for 2019

Cottage Room (18 months - 3 year olds)

$133 / day

Main Room (3 - 5 year olds)

$122 / day

Fees are payable by cheque, cash or direct deposit to a Beehive bank account. Parents will be issued with an account to cover the term. Minimum payment is for 4 weeks and due in the first week of each 4 week block. Parents can also elect to pay all fees for the term in one payment. Non-payment of fees for 2 weeks will result in your child’s place being declared vacant and the forfeit of the $400 deposit.