KU Georges Hall Preschool

200 Birdwood Road
GEORGES HALL NSW 2198
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  • 02 9728 1346
  • 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. 


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.

Children who are three years old, will pay the Unfunded Daily Fee: $65 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: $65 per day
  • …who attend two days per week (15 hours per week) will pay the Start Strong Fee: $38 per day
  • …who attend more than two days per week (more than 15 hours per week), will pay the Start Strong Fee ($38) for the first two days, then the Unfunded Daily Fee ($65) 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 Georges Hall, 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.