KU Grevillea Preschool

104a Galston Road
HORNSBY HEIGHTS NSW 2077
Get directions
  • 02 9476 2686
  • 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

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

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.

Children who are three years old, will pay the Unfunded Daily Fee: $79 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: $79 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 ($79) 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 Grevillea, 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.