Kamalei Preschool (from 3 years to 5 years)

At Kamalei preschool we believe it is important to have a good balance of academic outcomes and preparation for school, as well as the opportunity to learning through play and interest based explorations.

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Welcome to Kamalei Children's Centre

Kamalei Children’s centre is privately owned and runs two services located within the Kazcare Education Facility in Bowral; The Early Years and Preschool.

Kamalei Children’s Centre operates Monday to Friday. We open at 8am and close at 6pm. We have an annual two week closure over Christmas and New years.

Childcare Benefit is available if you are registered with Centrelink.

While we are close to the Bowral CBD, we are privileged to be in a peaceful area, surrounded by beautiful trees and greenery, keeping our environment as natural as possible.

If you would like to know more please call the service to chat with one of our educators. We would love to hear from you.

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Discover why Kamalei is your choice for Preschool

Preschool (from 3 years to 5 years)

As with the Early Years, our Preschool learning environment reflects a home like environment that is warm, loving and welcoming. We consider children as capable builders of their own knowledge and the adults are facilitators, educators and co-learners. Children and educators together engage in collaborative decision making about the curriculum. Children are free to explore a range of experiences provided each day.

Address: 7 Centennial Road, Bowral NSW 2576

Phone: 02 4862 4439

Email: [email protected]

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When I was looking for a daycare for my 11 month old daughter two of my highly respected psychologist colleagues both independently recommended Kamalei to me. As a clinical psychologist I was keen to know that the care would be driven by an attunement to my child’s emotional needs rather than a diversional approach. I observed first hand over a period of a year my daughter being treated with respect, professionalism and a devotion that exceeded every expectation I had of childcare. I felt comfortable being at work knowing our daughter was receiving love from highly experienced child educators who treated her as if their own child. All of the educators provided timely feedback and I was also impressed with the spotless homelike environment and access to beautiful outdoor play area which included vegetable gardens and ducks. We have since moved and Kamalei has been irreplaceable to our family!

Alice K

Joining the Kamalei family has been one of the most rewarding experiences for my daughter. She was welcomed wholeheartedly into the fold, by educators and other children alike. We have found Kamalei to be a very nurturing environment, where individual needs and personalities of the children are cared for and fostered. Guided by the attentive, professional and caring staff my daughter has excelled in her interpersonal skills and imaginative play. I highly recommend Kamalei Children’s Centre.


We had the pleasure of a Kamalei ELC education for our three children.

As a result, they have gone-on to Primary school with a solid base in creative play, numeracy and literacy and self-sufficiency

We highly value the time that our children spent under the care of you and your fantastic team of educators. Kamalei staff were always professional and caring. They gave generously of their time to create individualised reports on the children’s growth and knew each child as people. At the same time, they encouraged team-work and fair play, a skill that our children’s Kindergarten teacher has picked up on as a trait of those children who have had the benefit of a Kamalei education.

Thank you for everything you have done for our children.

George William Root

Amazing staff who keep the children stimulated with activities. I have tried 3 different Centres in the southern highlands, this is by far the best. I have been thoroughly impressed by everyone who works here, the facilities and the positive effects it has had on my child, I would recommend it to anyone I know.

Tanya Galwey

I’m very happy with the friendly, relaxed educators at Kamalei. Staff have time to tell parents about their children’s day. They make suggestions and answer my questions, plus are extra attentive during drop off time to make the transition run smoothly. One educator hand wrote a full page list of healthy lunchbox ideas, which I was very gradual for. Thanks Kamalei for going the extra mile.