KU Greenwich Community Preschool

46 Greenwich Road
GREENWICH NSW 2065
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  • Monday to Friday 8:00am - 3:30pm
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 Greenwich, we provide high quality education and care for young children and their families, which is reflective of the National Quality Standards and the Early Years Learning Framework.

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 recognise play as a valuable tool for learning and believe it facilitates the development of cognitive skills, social and emotional competency, fosters creativity and promotes literacy and numeracy learning. We have a flexible routine, which allows for open-ended blocks of uninterrupted time for children to explore, experiment, create, and engage with a variety of concepts and processes.

We believe that children learn best when they feel safe, secure and valued. We aim to establish and develop warm, trusting, and nurturing relationships with all children and their families to support children’s emotional wellbeing, 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 Greenwich, our special interest is wellbeing – social, emotional and physical.

We incorporate this into our program through activities such as music and movement, yoga and exercise, body awareness activities, engagement with nature, encouraging belonging and broad friendship.

We feel that the children benefit from this interest, because a child who is emotionally and physically well and socially confident, is a child who is engaged and inspired by their surroundings, and a child who feels safe and supported to take risks and learn.


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...

“We were made to feel very welcome at KU Greenwich and the staff took great care to ensure our daughter settled in well. We were given regular feedback on her progress.” – KU Greenwich parent
"As an educator and parent, I can tell you, my husband and I are so very pleased with KU Greenwich Preschool’s methods of teaching. We are truly delighted with how our son and his peers are embraced, nurtured, and supported by the staff and amazing teachers. Our son is so excited to go to preschool and learn new things each day. The combination of the teaching methods and philosophy, along with remarkable and dedicated teachers, has allowed him to excel both scholastically and personally." – KU Greenwich 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, climb, 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 Greenwich, 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
Storypark

photo of Lorna Duncan

Lorna Duncan

Director

Lorna is a university qualified early childhood teacher with over 20 years’ experience working with children and babies. She has been working at KU Greenwich since 2015.

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 Greenwich Community Preschool are:

Fee Amount
4 year old Start Strong fee $51.00
3 year old Start Strong fee $86.00
Start Strong Equity fee $10.00
Unfunded fee $93.00


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.