Original plans were to re-develop the old Bomaderry Primary School site to establish a pre-school. A hard working band of Committee members known as “The Purple Pumpkins”, set about the task of raising the necessary capital.
However, the then Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, approved three grants for the local area and the Bomaderry, Lyrebird and Ulladulla preschools were built, with the first students using the Bomaderry pre-school in September 1975.
The funds raised by the “Purple Pumpkins” were used to purchase equipment for the centre. Bomaderry Pre-school was officially opened by the member for Wollondilly, Mr T. Lewis, in 1976. Judy Bently, was the first director at the pre-school, a position she held for 10 years.
Bomaderry Pre-school offered a quality early childhood preschool program for children and their families in Bomaderry and surrounds for 33 years. In 2009 Sydney Anglicans Schools Limited secured the licence for Bomaderry Community Pre-school.
Bomaderry Community Pre-school is a community based centre, managed by by Nowra Anglican College. Nowra Anglican College is an Independent School operated by Sydney Anglican Schools Corporation. It is a not for profit, charitable organization which relies on Federal and State government funding, grants and fees. Fundraising also plays an integral part in the operation of the preschool.