Starting Preschool is a huge milestone for children and at Durack Preschool we work alongside families and our community to ensure it is a successful and enjoyable experience. We provide a warm and engaging environment to ensure your child has the best start to their school journey.


Programming and planning in Preschool is guided by the Early Years Learning Framework and the NT Preschool Curriculum. The Early Years Learning Framework is based on researched best practice for early childhood education and aims to extend and enrich children’s learning. We encourage children to recognize their strengths and develop their knowledge, skills and understanding within a child led environment. With an inquiry approach to learning, we focus on creating curiosity and wonder to inspire children to learn.

When can my child start Preschool?

Your child can attend preschool at the age of four years old.

If your child turns four between 1 January and 30 June, they may start preschool at the beginning of the school year (Term 1).

If your child turns four after 30 June in the school year, they may start preschool on or after their fourth birthday if the preschool has places available and on the understanding that your child will attend preschool for more than 12 months by re-enrolling the following year.

Times/ Groups

Preschool hours in the Northern Territory are set at 15 hours per week.

We run two Preschool groups with an alternating Wednesday

Group 1: Monday & Tuesday 8am – 2:30pm

Group 2: Thursday & Friday 8am – 2:30pm

Alternating Wednesday: 8am – 12pm 


Both my girls started school at Durack Primary School. I couldn’t have asked for a better approach to schooling for my kids to start their educational journey. Both my girls had the same preschool teacher, who they both adored. We only have great memories from Durack Primary School.

Andrew Carolan

It’s the extra care the preschool provides that makes it such an amazing place. When you arrive to collect your child the staff make time to tell you the little details about your child’s day – who they may have played with, new skills learnt and simply just the kind of day they have had.

Amanda Gliddon 

Contact Us

Our friendly staff are standing by to help. Give us a call or send an email.

School opening Times

Students are supervised from 7.50am. Please do not drop children at school before this time.

Students: 8:05am - 2:30pm Front Office: 7:45am - 3:15pm

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