West Bathurst Preschool Inc. is a not for profit community based organisation that commenced operation in 1974. It is an incorporated body that is run by a Management Committee consisting of parents. They are responsible for the overall management, employment of staff, and ensuring the preschool meets all its licencing and legal obligations.
West Bathurst Preschool is licensed and funded by the NSW Department of Education and Communities. The Director, Vanessa Miller is the Nominated Supervisor and is responsible for the day to day running and management of the centre.
In 1992 the preschool bought land and built the current building in Wark Parade. In 2011 an additional classroom and office and meeting space were added on to the existing premise to open up more places for children in their year prior to school and to meet the demands of the growing community. West Bathurst Preschool is licensed for 60 children a day, educating children from 3 to 5 years of age.
In 2008 West Bathurst Preschool Inc. established EarlyStart Kelso Preschool and Family Centre, an outreach service at Kelso for 20 children aged from 3 to 5 years living in severely disadvantaged circumstances. EarlyStart Kelso Preschool has a separate license and operates for 2 days per week, Tuesday and Thursday. Children enter this preschool by referral and the program is low cost. Premises are rented from Bathurst Regional Council.