KU Ashmont Preschool and Family Centre

2 Moxham Street
ASHMONT NSW 2650
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KU Ashmont Preschool and Family Centre

KU is excited to announce the opening of KU Ashmont Preschool and Family Centre (formerly Ashmont Preschool) in 2020, following a period of renovation and rejuvenation.

KU Ashmont Preschool and Family Centre will deliver 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 will include:

  • 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

We are excited to share with you the plans for KU Ashmont Preschool and Family Centre showing proposed extensions and refurbishments, which can be viewed here.


About KU Preschool Programs

Preschool children are at a time in their lives where they are gaining independence and becoming more confident as individuals, interacting with people, materials and each other to help them make sense of the world around them.

The skills children develop in a KU preschool program can positively shape the way they approach learning for the rest of their lives. We work with children in collaboration with their families and alongside the community to encourage children to develop positive relationships and connections.

Through play, children are provided with a wide variety of learning experiences that build on their interests and promote their learning through exploration, discovering new concepts, how to take risks, perseverance, caring for others and the environment as well as learning early foundation literacy (reading, drawing and writing) and numeracy skills (counting, sorting and measuring) – experiences that will lay the foundations for children to make a smooth transition to school.


About Allied Health and Family Support

KU is excited to be introducing our new Allied Health Program at KU Ashmont Preschool and Family Centre.

KU is a registered provider of services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), now providing a range of early intervention services to children enrolled in KU centres as well as children from the local community. We provide clinical therapy sessions including Speech and Occupational Therapy, accessible within the NDIS and on a fee-for-service basis.

At KU, we are committed to providing the best possible support for families with children with additional needs.

If you would like to register your interest or receive further information about our Allied Health Program at KU Ashmont Preschool and Family Centre, please click here.

photo of Dibs Cowley

Dibs Cowley

Acting Director

Dibs is a university qualified early childhood teacher with over 30 years’ experience working with children and babies. She has been working as Director of KU Koala since 2002 and is currently supporting KU Ashmont as Acting Director.

The daily fees for 2020 at KU Ashmont Preschool and Family Centre are:

Fee Amount
4 year old Start Strong fee $4.50
3 year old Start Strong fee $32.50
Start Strong Equity fee $3.50
Unfunded fee $45


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 by reducing fees for children. In KU preschools, this 15 hours per week is met by enrolling for two days per week.

Start Strong funding enables us to pass on fee reductions for all eligible 3 and 4 year old children for those two days (15 hours) each week.

The NSW Department of Education requires parents to sign the ‘Consent to use and disclosure of personal information’ form at the time of enrolment (see KU’s Standard Terms for the Enrolment of Children, p.4). Your eligibility for Start Strong Funding is conditional upon signing this form.

4 year old Start Strong fee is charged for:

  • Children who are 4 years of age on or before 31 July in that preschool year
  • 2 days per week enrolment

3 year old Start Strong fee is charged for:

  • Children who are 3 years of age on or before 31 July in that preschool year
  • 2 days per week enrolment

Start Strong Equity fee is charged for

  • Children who are at least 3 years of age on or before 31 July in that preschool year
  • 2 days per week enrolment
  • Within the following criteria:
    • Health Care Card (not in the name of the child)
    • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
    • Children with additional needs

The Unfunded Fee is charged when:

  • Children are not at least 3 years of age on or before 31 July in that preschool year
  • Children enrolled 1 day, or in addition to 2 days per week.