KU Georges Hall Preschool

200 Birdwood Road
GEORGES HALL NSW 2198
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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 Georges Hall, we provide a high quality, play based curriculum which caters to the needs, learning styles, interests and abilities of each child.

KU Georges Hall celebrates 50 years of operation in 2017. 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 Georges Hall, our special interest is children’s health and wellbeing.

We incorporate this into our program through assisting families and children in making healthy food choices and participating in the ‘Munch and Move’ program.

The children are also involved in planting and maintaining our vegetable gardens throughout the year. We plant according to the season and the children benefit from helping to harvest what is grown and having opportunities to taste fresh produce.

We feel that the children benefit from this interest, because having hands on experience in growing and harvesting their own food increases their knowledge of healthy food choices.


Our Quality



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

“Our four children have attended KU Georges Hall. We couldn’t have asked for more dedicated and caring staff.” - KU Georges Hall parent

“Sending our child to KU Georges Hall preschool assisted in developing the necessary skills required to start school.” – KU Georges Hall 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 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 Georges Hall, 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

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

photo of Simone Lange

Simone Lange

Director

Simone is a university qualified early childhood teacher with over 20 years’ experience working with children and babies. She has been working at KU Georges Hall Preschool since 2008. Simone has worked as a child care assistant, diploma trained educator, teacher and director throughout her career and is passionate about the importance of building strong relationships with families and within the local community.

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 Georges Hall Preschool are:

Fee Amount
4 year old Start Strong fee $40.50
3 year old Start Strong fee $58.50
Start Strong Equity fee $5.00
Unfunded fee $67.50


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.