KU Bel Air Preschool

38 Corriston Crescent
ADAMSTOWN HEIGHTS NSW 2289
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  • Monday to Friday 8:15am - 3:45pm
Preschoolers

Our Program and Approach

At our centre 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.

At KU Bel Air, we aim to provide an inclusive, safe, stimulating and caring environment for children. Our environments serve as a special place for children to be children and enjoy their childhood through curiosity, exploration, creativity and imagination.

Our play-based program intentionally provides opportunities and activities based upon the Early Years Learning Framework, for your child to discover and pursue their own interests and strengths. We believe that children are confident, competent, and resourceful learners who are capable of constructing their own knowledge of the world around them.

At KU Bel Air, we are proud of our reputation within the local community of providing rich education and care that concentrates on individual children in a family-focussed and supportive way.

Our centre is a welcoming and nurturing space where each child is immersed in a rich tapestry of educationally interactive experiences – a space where children are supported to be their own, unique selves, growing and developing a sense of belonging and empowerment.

Our program offers 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. Children are presented with a range of activities including gardening, arts and crafts, music and movement, physical play, block building, sand and water play, science experiments, early numeracy activities such as counting and measurement, and early literacy activities such as reading, drawing and writing.

We greatly value the strong relationships between our staff, children and families, and we look forward to the opportunity of including your family in the life of our centre.


We Focus On

In addition to the high quality well-rounded programs we offer, all KU centres are also encouraged to develop an area of focus.

At KU Bel Air, we focus on inquiry based learning.

We support children to see themselves as constructive contributors to the learning community through conversation, decision making and project work. Through observation, listening and intentional teaching, we work collaboratively to make new discoveries and re-visit past theories with the children. This leads us to informed decisions when considering the provision of materials and future experiences, and shows the children our genuine respect for their thinking, allowing them time to re-visit ideas and understandings.

We incorporate inquiry based learning into our program through activities that invite hands on learning experiences such as inquiry based projects, open-ended creative experiences, investigative manipulative construction as well as through the three sciences – environmental, biological and physical. We feel that the children benefit from this focus because these learning and play experiences invite participation, inquiry, research and exploration from the children which helps drive their learning. This makes learning more relevant and encourages children to develop critical thinking skills.


Our Quality


Our centre has been independently assessed by the Department of Education NSW 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...

“All staff are absolutely fantastic and very accommodating and welcoming.” - Bel Air parent

“KU Bel Air Preschool was recommended to me and I very quickly discovered why. The staff are all amazing, dedicated and passionate.” - Bel Air 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.

We believe it is essential to provide environments indoor and outdoor which are welcoming, nurturing and inclusive. We endeavour to create learning spaces that are exciting, beautiful and infused with natural materials that inspire spontaneity, collaboration, relationships and connects children with their natural world.

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 playground includes natural elements such as sand, water, grass and mud.


Our Reconciliation Action Plan

KU was proud to launch its inaugural Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) in 2016. At KU Bel Air, we began our journey to develop our centre’s RAP in 2018 and we are proud to launch it now. Please view it here.


Other Features

Hat and Sunscreen
Transition to School
Public Transport
Play-based Learning
Parking
Outdoor Play
Storypark

photo of Rashifah Kamsan

Rashifah Kamsan

Director

Rashifah is a university qualified early childhood teacher with over 19 years’ experience working in a range of services. This has provided her with the skills to support children and families in her current role at KU Bel Air Preschool. She believes that children are capable and resourceful learners who are active contributors to their own learning. She supports this by working in partnership with families to enable children to have the best learning opportunity in order to develop lifelong skills and a love for learning.

Our team of early childhood educators are qualified, experienced, caring and highly motivated. All hold specialist qualifications in early childhood education. We believe that the positive interactions children have with our staff are the most important component of our high quality program.

Through the provision of inspirational learning environments and the retention of highly skilled and dedicated educators, we provide a service of choice for our families as well as a mentoring opportunity for pre-service educators within the early childhood field.

Our long-standing team share a commitment to ensuring all families feel welcome and have a strong sense of belonging in our preschool community. We respect the values, backgrounds and differences of each family, and place a high priority on parents and educators working in partnership to achieve the best educational outcomes for children. We encourage children to become independent thinkers, with the confidence and capacity to resource their own learning, and make their own decisions. We look forward to the privilege of working with you and your child on this important stage of their educational journey.

The daily fees for 2019 at KU Bel Air Preschool are:

Fee Amount
4 year old Start Strong fee $44.50
3 year old Start Strong fee $63.50
Start Strong Equity fee $10.00
Unfunded fee $70.50


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.