KU Grevillea Preschool

104a Galston Road
HORNSBY HEIGHTS NSW 2077
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  • Monday to Friday 8:00am - 3:30pm
Preschoolers

Our Program and Approach

At KU Grevillea Preschool, we provide a play-based learning program that encourages children to become active learners by thinking, investigating, exploring and problem solving, bringing their ideas and interests to the daily program.

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 experiences through planned, spontaneous and intentional experiences supported by educators including gardening, arts and crafts, music and movement, physical active 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.

An integral part of our program is our ‘Bushland Learning Journeys’. We take children on regular "out the gate" excursions to surrounding bushland and parks, providing them with the opportunity to discover and connect with nature, and allowing children to develop a sense of wonder, curiosity and respect for the environment. We are also passionate about nurturing health and wellbeing and have a focus on physical activity, with our aesthetic natural garden playground being our outdoor classroom environment.

At KU Grevillea Preschool, 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.

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 Specialisation

In addition to the high quality well-rounded programs we offer, all KU centres are also encouraged to develop an area of specialisation.

At KU Grevillea Preschool, our specialisation is our Bushland Learning Journeys and Nature Based learning experiences.

We incorporate this into our program through activities such as “out the gate” excursions, utilising our natural leafy playground and our commitment to sustainability though reducing, recycling, reusing, refusing and reducing our impact on our environment.

We feel that the children benefit from this specialisation because it encourages our children to reconnect with and appreciate the natural world.


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 Exceeding the National Quality Standard.

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

"Thank you for the constructive feedback you gave us during our interview. We will do our best to follow up on everything discussed. We are really impressed with how well you know Oli already and your commitment to him and the other kids at Grevillea. Thank you. Most importantly, Oli absolutely loves his time at KU and would go every day if he had his way!" - KU Grevillea parent

"We love KU Grevillea for the dedicated staff who make each day an adventure, by following the children’s emerging interests and providing fantastic opportunities for exploring the environment; for the enchanting garden; and for the wonderful play experiences and friends that our son enjoys each day he is there." - KU Grevillea 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 Grevillea Preschool is a purpose-built centre nestled behind Hornsby Heights Community Centre, easily accessible by public transport. Families arrive in our natural seasonal playground, where lush trees and garden beds provide learning centre nooks for children.

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 trees, 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 Awards

The Annual KU Difference Awards were introduced a number of years ago, as a way of acknowledging KU staff who have made a significant contribution to KU. These annual awards are open to all KU staff, at any level (either individual staff or a team), who have worked above and beyond their normal duties.

In 2017, the team at KU Grevillea Preschool was awarded the Making “the KU Difference” Award through Sustainability. In addition, Kate O’Brien from KU Grevillea was awarded the Making “the KU Difference” Award through Reconciliation.


Our Reconciliation Action Plan

KU was proud to launch its inaugural Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) in 2016. At KU Grevillea, we began our journey to develop our centre’s RAP in 2017 and we are proud to launch it now. Please view it here.


Other Features

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photo of Jane Moran

Jane Moran

Director

Jane Moran has a Master of Early Childhood Education and is a university qualified early childhood teacher with over 28 years’ experience working with children and babies. She has been working at Grevillea since 2001 and has worked for KU Children's Services in a number of centres in Sydney.

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 educators are the most important component of our high quality program developing strong, trusting and secure relationships that are true to KU Grevillea's strength.

The daily fees for 2019 at KU Grevillea Preschool are:

Fee Amount
4 year old Start Strong fee $44.50
3 year old Start Strong fee $76.50
Start Strong Equity fee $10.00
Unfunded fee $82.50


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.