KU Ashmont Preschool and Family Centre

2 Moxham Street
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  • Monday to Friday 8:00am - 3:30pm
Preschoolers NSW Fee Relief – Preschool

Our Program and Approach

KU Ashmont Preschool and Family Centre delivers an integrated service model providing the best opportunity to positively respond to the needs of the community and provide additional beneficial services for children and families.

The service includes:

  • A high quality preschool program for children aged 3-6 years
  • A range of preschool age-specific Allied Health and NDIS services that will be rolled out over the coming months based on community needs

KU Ashmont Preschool

At our service, childhood is celebrated. When they play and explore, children's imagination and curiosity is sparked – they enjoy learning and are inspired to continue learning more.

We offer a high quality program, with emphasis on the importance of relationships with children and their families. These relationships help children feel secure, which free them to explore, play and learn.

Our qualified and experienced educators are dedicated to enriching children’s learning through play-based and intentional teaching in collaboration with children, families and members of the community to ensure we have a challenging and inviting environment.

We offer children the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of learning experiences and activities, each specifically designed to promote children’s confidence as capable, active participants in their own learning.

KU Ashmont Family Centre

KU Ashmont Family Centre provides clinical services for children who have additional educational needs and currently offers services in Speech Therapy. KU Ashmont Family Centre is open Monday to Friday.

KU Children’s Services is a registered NDIS provider offering early intervention services to children enrolled in KU centres as well as children from the local community.

If you would like receive further information or to make a booking at KU Ashmont Family Centre please email ku.ashmont@ku.com.au.

Our Quality

Our centre has been independently assessed by the NSW Department of Education under the National Quality Standards, and are proud to be rated as Exceeding the National Quality Standard.

However what matters most is what our families think...

"My child loves going to KU Ashmont and loves her educators and friends. She enjoys all the activities and feels very welcome. I also love how much they learn about her Aboriginal culture." – KU Ashmont Preschool Parent
"This centre has made a huge positive change in my child's attitude towards schooling. He literally loves going to 'big school' now." – KU Ashmont Preschool Parent

Our Environment

Each KU centre is unique. The best outcomes for children are created within relationships and interactions between children and staff, and children and their families, not within four walls. We work hard to create beautiful, interesting, homelike learning environments for children – whatever our setting.

KU Ashmont Preschool and Family Centre opened in 2020, following a period of renovation and rejuvenation. We recognise the need for natural and constructed environments, both indoors and outdoors, and the importance of open-ended spaces that provide opportunities for interaction, spontaneity, risk taking, exploration, discovery and connection with nature.

Our playground is designed to maximise the use of the natural environment and allow children to play and explore as they would in their own backyard. We offer stimulating activities that arouse children’s curiosity and encourage them to choose from a variety of planned experiences, expanding their learning potential.

Our Awards

The KU Ashmont Team under the leadership of Director Eileen Bach was awarded a 'Making the KU Difference for Communities' Award in 2022. The award recognised their tireless work to establish genuine and respectful relationships with the local community.

The Making the KU Difference Awards were introduced a number of years ago, as a way of acknowledging KU staff who have worked above and beyond their normal duties to make a significant contribution to KU.

Other Features

University Qualified Educators
Experienced Staff
Transition to School
Play-based Learning
Outdoor Play
Hat and Sunscreen
Allied Health
Education for Sustainability

photo of Eileen Bach

Eileen Bach


Eileen is a university qualified early childhood teacher with over 20 years’ experience working with children. Eileen has completed a Masters Degree in Education specialising in Educational Leadership.

Eileen is an advocate of children’s voices and the value of shared learning through projects and inquiry work. She is passionate about embedding Indigenous perspectives through community engagement and incorporating Indigenous knowledge and values to promote cultural safety and inclusion.

The daily fees for 2024 at KU Ashmont Preschool and Family Centre are:

Fee Amount
4 year old Start Strong Fee Relief fee FREE
3 year old Start Strong Fee Relief fee FREE
Start Strong Equity Fee Relief fee FREE
Unfunded fee $52

Which fee will you pay?

The NSW Government is committed to ensuring that all children in NSW can participate in 600 hours of quality preschool education in the year before school, no matter where they live or what their circumstances are.

To ensure that affordability is not a barrier for families with young children, the NSW Government provides Start Strong funding making 600 hours, or 15 hours per week, of preschool participation in the two years before school more affordable. In KU preschools, this 15 hours per week is met by enrolling for two days per week.

Start Strong Free Preschool (3 year olds and 4 year olds)

From 2024, the NSW government has provided additional fee relief funding, based on $4,220 per eligible child. This enables NSW preschools to reduce the daily fee as much as possible, within the Start Strong funding parameters.

This funding is for children who turn 3 or 4 years of age by 31 July in the preschool year and are enrolled in a preschool program for 15 hours per week. Across KU Preschools, the ‘15 hours’ is usually met by enrolling in two x 7.5 hour days per week.

Start Strong fee relief can only be accessed at one service, either a preschool or long day care service. This ensures as many children as possible can access affordable early childhood education.

Start Strong Equity Fee Relief Fee

The NSW government provides further funding for children who meet the Start Strong Equity funding criteria. If you think you may be eligible for Equity funding, please speak with the Preschool Director further about this.

Unfunded Fee

The Unfunded Fee is charged when a family has chosen to access the Start Strong fee relief at another community preschool or long day care service.