KU Berowra Preschool

38 Hillcrest Road
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  • Monday to Friday 8:00am - 3:30pm
Preschoolers NSW Fee Relief – Preschool

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.

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. Each day is constructed to provide children with long periods of uninterrupted time, both indoors and outdoors, to allow them to immerse themselves in their play and learning.

At KU Berowra, 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.

Our Special Interest

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

At KU Berowra, our special interest is our cultural connections and environmental sustainability.

We incorporate this into our program through activities such as celebrating children’s cultures, incursions, engaging with family’s cultural traditions, encouraging children to tend to our garden, composting, worm-farming and recycling. We pride ourselves on the extensive pre-literacy and creative arts programs we deliver to children. Each day we offer music, movement and literacy groups, with extended periods of uninterrupted play in both our indoor and outdoor play spaces.

We feel that the children benefit from this interest, because it teaches sustainable practices to take forward into their childhood and adult lives and helps them engage with their peers and local community.

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 Meeting the National Quality Standard.

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

“I was a very satisfied KU Berowra parent for six years. My children would count down the days to attend, because they enjoyed it so much. The friendships, staff and experiences empowered them to learn about the world at such an influential age. Learning through play prepared them for their years ahead.” - KU Berowra parent

"We have been at KU Berowra for many years, with all three of our girls attending this fantastic centre. They have been able to learn through play and gently guided by the caring staff. Each girl has had wonderful staff looking after them and some great friendships have formed. Our family would highly recommend this fun, nurturing environment." - KU Berowra 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.

Our outdoor area has many separate sections with a variety of activities and we are located in a park. We are immersed in nature and wildlife, so the children can engage with flora, birds and fauna.

Our playground is designed to allow children to explore nature and discover the natural environment. We want children to be able to dig in the mud, climb trees, discover and learn about insects and enjoy connecting with nature. The many activities we offer enable children to immerse themselves in the natural elements of their surroundings and feel inspired to create, imagine and play.

Our Reconciliation Action Plan

KU was proud to launch its inaugural Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) in 2016. At KU Berowra, we began our journey to develop our centre’s RAP in 2019 and we are proud to present it here.

Other Features

Hat and Sunscreen
Transition to School
Public Transport
Play-based Learning
Outdoor Play
Education for Sustainability

photo of Zoe Mizzi

Zoe Mizzi


Zoe is a university-qualified early childhood teacher who has many years of experience working with young children. She holds a Master of Teaching (0-5) from Western Sydney University and a Bachelor degree in Musicology.

Zoe is passionate about children learning through music from their early years and providing quality education and care to children and families.

"I believe that each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically and socially. Helping children to develop a deep love and respect for themselves, others and their environment occurs through an open sharing of ideas."

Our Team

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.

The daily fees for 2024 at KU Berowra Preschool are:

Fee Amount
4 year old Start Strong Fee Relief fee $13.00
3 year old Start Strong Fee Relief fee $34.50
Start Strong Equity Fee Relief fee FREE
Unfunded fee $100.00

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.