KU Cammeray Preschool

22 Warwick Avenue
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  • Monday to Friday 8:15am - 3:45pm

Our Program and Approach

At KU Cammeray, we aim to provide an environment that promotes security and a sense of belonging. We aim to create a place where your child is happy, feels confident and is given the opportunity to learn, explore, discover, make decisions, be independent and make new friends.

We are passionate about providing play-based experiences as the basis for all children’s learning. We provide opportunities for children to engage in long periods of uninterrupted play in order to foster dispositions for learning, including problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating.

We respect and celebrate children for who they are, what they know and what they can do. We celebrate children’s knowledge and learning in the here and now, while fostering skills required for life. We believe that education has the power to transform the lives of all.

At KU Cammeray, we aim to provide a calm, nurturing learning environment and routine, where children are active participants in their own learning. We are lucky to have a wonderful natural outdoor environment, which we use as an additional classroom, ensuring each child spends time in both the indoor and outdoor environment each day.

We see children as capable and competent and believe in all children’s capacities to succeed, regardless of diverse circumstances and abilities. We believe our program naturally builds on the skills children need for school, without making school and their next chapter the main focus. We encourage each child to become independent, which creates a satisfaction of being able to do things for themselves and a feeling of self-worth and confidence.

We Focus On

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

At KU Cammeray, we focus on making the most of our beautiful natural outdoor environment. We use the area every day and in all weather (providing wet weather clothing when needed). Playing in a natural environment has been found to promote health benefits, including cognitive, social and emotional development, as well as building resilience and creativity. The children are encouraged to take risks, which develops dispositions for learning, such as enquiry, problem solving, confidence and competence, creativity and imagination, as well as being physically active.

We also visit the local park to take the children’s experience of the natural environment further than the preschool grounds and extend learning by exploring the natural elements of Green Park.

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...

"The centre is fantastic. My daughter loves going to preschool and is constantly amazing me by the new experiences she has and the new skills she is learning." - KU Cammeray parent

“The staff at KU Cammeray are outstanding. We love the staff and the program and could not be more pleased we chose the centre.” – KU Cammeray 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 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, 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 Cammeray, 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
Outdoor Play

photo of Sarah Robinson

Sarah Robinson


Sarah is a university qualified early childhood teacher with over 20 years’ experience working with children and babies. She has been working at KU Cammeray since 2015 and feels privileged to be part of a child’s life in the preschool stage as it is crucial in building positive foundations for future learning and happiness at school.

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 2019 at KU Cammeray Preschool are:

  • Start Strong Fee: $43.50
  • Unfunded Fee: $81.50

Which fee will you pay?

Start Strong Fee

The NSW Government provides preschool funding, called Start Strong funding. This funding is to be directed towards children in the year before they are eligible to start school (four and five year olds) who are enrolled in a preschool program for 15 hours per week. Across KU Preschools, the ‘15 hours’ is met by enrolling in two x 7.5 hour days per week.

Start Strong funding is then passed on as a fee reduction for those 15 hours, with the Start Strong fee then applied to all four and five year old children enrolled for two days (15 hours) per 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.

Unfunded Fee

The Unfunded Fee is charged when:

  • Children are three years old
  • Children are four or five years old who:
    • Only attend one day per week (less than 15 hours); or
    • Attend more than two days (15 hours) per week – you will pay the Start Strong Fee for the first two days, then the Unfunded Daily Fee for each day after that.

Is there a discounted 3-year-old fee?

You may have seen media reports that the NSW Government is extending Start Strong funding to three year olds in 2019. Whilst funding for three year olds will be less than for older children, it is still very welcome news.

The NSW Government will release that funding mid-2019. We look forward to being able to pass this funding on to families as discounted fees at that time. Until then, families of three year old children will be charged the Unfunded Fee.

Are you a Health Care Card holder?

If you hold a Health Care Card, you may be entitled to a further discount on your preschool fees. Please speak with the Preschool Director further about this.