KU Carillon Avenue

Carillon Avenue
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  • Monday to Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Babies Toddlers Preschoolers NSW Fee Relief – Childcare

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 Carillon Avenue, children are cared for in a positive and nurturing environment. Our learning environment is rich in natural and open-ended resources and includes spaces for discovery, adventure, exploration and relaxation.

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 believe parents are a child’s most important influence and we provide frequent opportunities for them to contribute skills, culture and interests to our program.

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 Quality

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

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

“KU Carillon Avenue has been a big part of our lives for four years. The teachers and educators are warm, friendly and always ready to follow and enrich our child’s interests and learning. Our family beliefs and ethics are valued and considered in planning. We have found support, advice and friendship in good times and bad.” - KU Carillon Avenue parent
"KU Carillon Avenue are very much part of our extended family. The educators are wonderful, calm and very happy souls who embrace our family and provide my husband and I with so much support. They have laughed with us and supported us through our child's development." - KU Carillon Avenue 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 Carillon Avenue is an early childhood service catering for 39 children located in Newtown, in Sydney's Inner West. It is next door to Newtown North Public School and close to RPA Hospital and Sydney University. We have chickens, a guinea pig, blue tongued lizards, turtles, a frog enclosure, herb and vegetable gardens and worm farms, so the children have the opportunity to for care for pets and plants on a daily basis.

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, mud, leaves and twigs, and we also offer gross motor experiences such as climbing, jumping and physical play. We foster the holistic development of each child so they 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 Carillon Avenue, we began our journey to develop our centre’s RAP in 2018 and we are proud to present it here.

Other Features

Child Care Subsidy
Cooked Meal
Extended Hours
Hat and Sunscreen
Transition to School
Public Transport
Play-based Learning
Outdoor Play
Education for Sustainability
University Qualified Educators
Experienced Staff

photo of Lilik Kotoyan

Lilik Kotoyan


Lilik is a university-qualified Early Childhood Teacher who has been working in early childhood education and care since 2000. She holds a Bachelor of Education Early Childhood (Birth to Five), current qualifications in First Aid, CPR, Asthma and Anaphylaxis management, and a Child Protection Certificate. She has worked in various roles during her career, including Educational Leader, Assistant Centre Manager and Centre Manager.

What truly motivates Lilik every day is the knowledge that she has a positive impact on the children, their families, and her colleagues. She firmly believes that high-quality early childhood education plays a crucial role in setting children on the path to success in their educational journey. She believes that each child is unique, bringing their own talents, interests, and experiences, and she is dedicated to recognizing and nurturing these individual qualities.

“My greatest passion lies in creating a warm and nurturing environment where parents can entrust their children with confidence each day. We are shaping the future and potentially nurturing the next generation of leaders who will guide our world. My goal is to provide the best possible teaching and support for their learning and development. I am committed to tailoring my teaching methods to cater to each child's needs, drawing from both traditional and contemporary early childhood perspectives.”

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 Carillon Avenue Children's Centre are:

Community Fees Student Fees
Infants $184.00 $182.00
Toddlers $184.00 $182.00
Preschoolers $174.00 $170.00

This is the full daily fee. If you are entitled to Child Care Subsidy, this will reduce the daily fee you are charged.

In an increasingly competitive marketplace, KU has remained very proudly a not-for-profit provider of quality education for more than 125 years. In the past, KU has taken great pride in offering the very best services with minimal increased fees wherever possible. However this year is different, escalating operating costs have meant that in 2024 we are forced to increase fees at a higher rate than we would normally.

The fee increase will ensure we can continue to improve the quality of our services and invest in our highly skilled teachers and educators. We recognise our staff are the heart of KU as they build strong nurturing relationships with children and families whilst continuing to provide a high-quality learning program. These are vital factors that contribute to what is most important to us all – the best outcomes for children.

Overall, KU services hold the highest ratings across the National Quality Standard, with 82% of our services either Excellent or Exceeding, compared to the sector benchmark of 45%.

KU does not distribute our profits to shareholders or send them offshore.

About Child Care Subsidy

Child Care Subsidy is the main payment to assist families with the costs of childcare. It is paid directly to the childcare provider and passed onto families as a fee reduction wherever families meet the criteria. The level of subsidy you receive, as well as the number of hours you will be subsidised, depends on your individual family’s circumstances.

If you do not already have one, you will need a MyGov account linked to Centrelink to claim any subsidy you may be eligible for, and to find out more information, please contact Centrelink on 136 150 or visit www.dese.gov.au.

NSW Start Strong Fee Relief

From 2024, the NSW government has provided additional fee relief funding, based on $2,110 per eligible 4 year old child attending a preschool program within a long day care service. This funding is applied as a weekly credit to the gap fee after CCS has been applied or to full fees where a family does not receive CCS. The Start Strong fee relief will not impact CCS entitlements.

If your child is 3 years old and not yet 4 years old on, or before 31 July 2024 and enrolled at an eligible long day care service, you will receive up to $500 in fee relief.

Start Strong fee relief funding is for children who are 4 years old on or before 31 July 2024, and can only be accessed in one service. This could either be in a community preschool or long day care service. If you have a child who may be eligible, please discuss this with your service Director.

The NSW Department of Education requires parents to sign the ‘Fee Relief Declaration and Consent’ form at the time of enrolment. Your eligibility for Start Strong fee relief Funding is conditional upon signing this form.