KU Eastwood Preschool

4A Rutledge St
EASTWOOD NSW 2122
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  • 02 9874 3162
  • Monday to Friday 8:00am - 3:30pm
Preschoolers

Our Program and Approach

At KU Eastwood, our program is underpinned by the Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality Standards. Within our program, children are actively involved in exploring, investigating, critical thinking and communicating within a language rich environment. We observe and plan for children based on their strengths and interests and believe interpersonal relationships are essential to the success of our program

We have a particularly strong commitment to inclusion, with the great diversity in our families, staff and local community acknowledged, embraced and celebrated within our daily program.

At KU Eastwood, 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 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...

“KU Eastwood has wonderful facilities, with caring and experienced educators.” – KU Eastwood parent

“I chose this preschool for my children due to its play based learning program and pleasant environment, both indoors and outdoors. The preschool is also supported by a group of dedicated and friendly educators, who engage well with the children and families.” – KU Eastwood 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.

At KU Eastwood, we have an Art room set up permanently for the children, as well as a music room with a piano.

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.


Other Features

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

Cathy Moriarty

Acting Director

Cathy is a university qualified early childhood teacher and has been working at KU Eastwood for the past 6 years. 


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.

We strive to provide the highest quality early childhood education and care possible and are committed to nurturing and supporting a strong sense of community.

Children who are three years old, will pay the Unfunded Daily Fee: $68 per day

Children in the year before they are eligible to start school

  • …who attend one day per week (less than 15 hours per week) will pay the Unfunded Daily Fee: $68 per day
  • …who attend two days per week (15 hours per week) will pay the Start Strong Fee: $39 per day
  • …who attend more than two days per week (more than 15 hours per week), will pay the Start Strong Fee ($39) for the first two days, then the Unfunded Daily Fee ($68) for each day after that

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 about this if you think you may be eligible.

Why are preschool fees so complex?

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. At KU Eastwood, the ‘15 hours’ is met by enrolling in two x 7.5 hour days per week.

Start Strong funding means we can provide a fee reduction for those 15 hours; this is the Start Strong Fee.

Where do your fees go?

In an increasingly competitive marketplace, KU has remained very proudly a not for profit provider. Our fees are designed to cover the operational costs of delivering the unique KU learning experience, and to ensure KU can continue delivering those experiences for many years to come.

Any surplus we may make is reinvested into our local staff, our high quality services, and ensuring our long term sustainability. KU does not distribute our profits to shareholders, or send them offshore.