Spanish Australian Preschool


The Spanish Australian Preschool is an initiative of Bilingual Schools Australia. We provide children with the opportunity to cement their knowledge of Spanish and English while travelling through their early years.

We offer a holistic approach to education with experiences planned with the children at the centre of our program.




Our values

Our aim is to foster understanding of the world through Bilingualism. We deliver the EYLF in both Spanish and English, promoting cross-cultural understanding and being inclusive of all cultures. We believe focusing on our families, our educators, and our community play a fundamental role in the success of our program. As reflected on our dedication to professional development, we are deeply committed to continuous improvement to ensure the best care is given to our children,

thus enabling them to reach their potential.

Our values work intersected with each other, constituting our why, thus guiding our mission.


Empathy is at the heart of our why. We aim to develop leaders for the future that have the capacity to connect with others while viewing the world with an open mind. Empathy is the result of enhanced executive function, which is a proven consequence of bilingualism.


Excellence through the lens of bilingualism means potentially better academic performance, but also kinder leaders. There is evidence that suggests that literacy and numeracy skills are improved in those exposed to more than one language.


Community is who we are. Our mission is to provide a service for the Australian community, and in doing so, preparing leaders for the global community, in a way that national and international opportunities don’t bypass them.


Are you a registered CCS provider?

Yes we are.

What is included in the price?

From January 2024 the daily rate is $135 per day. It includes a hat, nappies, all meals and sunscreen.

What is the minimum number of days that children can attend?

We have a minimum of 3 days per week, however, if your objective is for your child to pick up the language and/or maintain it, the more they attend, the better.

How many children are you licensed for?

We are licensed for 28 children.

At what age can my child start attending SAPS?

Once they turn 3 years of age they are welcome to start with us.

Do they have to be toilet trained to attend?

No. We support children transitioning out of nappies and accept those still wearing nappies and pull-ups. We have nappy changing facilities, you will see them during your tour! Any questions will also be answered then.

As we work with our families, we publish resources on an ongoing basis to support children and their families through any transitions.

What is the ideal age to start exposing children to the other language?

There is no such thing as "how early is too early?"

Even in the womb, babies hear voices, tones, languages and music. Raising bilingual children requires a considerable effort, so starting to expose your baby while they're still in the womb, is just as much of training for the parent/s as it is for the unborn baby.
For monolingual families wanting to raise bilingual children, the sooner they have them exposed to the language the better, and with that, the greater the exposure, the quicker they will be starting to speak in the minority language.

Does bilingualism confuse children?

The evidence strongly indicates that bilingualism does not confuse children. In fact, research shows that children are capable of distinguishing between languages from a very young age, even as young as 4 months old. Babies can tell the difference between languages without needing explicit explanations, which means that using two languages around young children will not cause them confusion​.
See more info at Psychology Today website.

How does bilingualism impact cultural identity?

Bilingualism can significantly impact cultural identity development, particularly in adolescents. As they navigate through a period of significant formation and transformation, understanding the influence of belonging to multiple linguistic groups on their cultural self-perception is crucial. Research has shown that bilingualism can positively affect cultural identity by fostering a deep connection with multiple cultures.
Further, studies have indeed found a link between individual identities and mental health. For example, research has shown that identity confusion is positively correlated with symptoms of depression and anxiety disorders. Furthermore, having a stable and strong sense of identity is associated with better mental health, especially in adolescents.

Does my child need to speak Spanish to attend?

No. You just need to want bilingual education in Spanish for your child. Many of our current families don't come from Hispanic backgrounds.

Get In Touch

Astrolabe St, Red Hill ACT 2603, Australia

ABN 20646125537

In the spirit of reconciliation Bilingual Schools Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

Dhawura Nguna Dhawura Ngunnawal.