KU Kahibah Road

14a George Street
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  • Monday to Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Babies Toddlers Preschoolers

Our Program and Approach

At KU Kahibah Road, we believe that inclusive relationships form the basis of a positive and fulfilling experience in our diverse centre. We aim to provide a safe, nurturing environment where children feel supported and empowered to explore their world.

Our curriculum is based on the Principles, Practices and Outcomes of The Early Years Learning Framework, The National Quality Standards and our knowledge of each child as an individual, belonging to a family and member of a group within our centre.

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.

Our rooms are set up into different areas to encourage learning and play in small groups, which assist children to be more settled and allow for collaboration with other children and educators. Our learning areas include the art centre, dramatic play and home corner, construction, puzzles and games, book area, musical expression area, the writing centre and our outdoor environment.

At KU Kahibah Road 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 aim to establish immediate rapport and a sense of belonging in our community, as families arrive through the front door.

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 Kahibah Road, our specialisation is in relationships and wellbeing.

We believe that a child's relationships shape the way they view their world and this affects all areas of their development. Our program builds secure relationships with children and their families, built on solid foundations of mutual respect and trust. We respect and value children as capable and competent learners, and actively involve them in all decisions affecting them.

Our passionate RIE trained educators have worked exclusively with Infant and Toddler Specialist Katherine Bussey, transforming our environment and routines to provide large blocks of uninterrupted time for exploration, investigation and wonder.

Children benefit from our area of specialisation as they gain the ability to both recognise and regulate their emotions and identify and respond to the emotions of others. The development of these skills contributes to feelings of satisfaction and willingness to attempt new challenges and achieve success, which are integral to lifelong learning.

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...

“KU Kahibah Road is like no other child care centre. The educators are genuinely excited to see each children as they arrive in the morning, greeting them with a smile, a cuddle or an opportunity to share a story. There is so much warmth at the centre, with each staff member giving their own unique ability to connect with the children on individual levels. The children learn from the educators about how to develop relationships with each other and how to strengthen their friendships, by encouraging exploration and play. It is such a delight to watch your children grow under the guidance of the staff at KU Kahibah Road.” - KU Kahibah Road Parent
"I cannot speak highly enough about the outstanding care KU Kahibah Road has provided for our three children over the past three and a half years. From the very outset, staff have always demonstrated tremendous respect for each child as an individual and have gone to so much effort to get to know them (and our family) personally. As a result, our children have formed some great relationships with their educators and this reflects in how calm and settled our children are in attending the centre. Staff have been extremely accommodating to meet the specific needs of our children, with regards to both their physical and emotional well-being. We also value the fact that educational opportunities are embedded within play or daily care routines. It brings us great peace of mind to know that our children are safe, happy, and well cared for in such a positive environment whilst we are at work." - KU Kahibah Road 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 Kahibah Road is a state of the art building, with environmentally friendly facilities and a large, landscaped play area within a tranquil parkland 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 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 Reconciliation Action Plan

KU was proud to launch its inaugural Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) in 2016. At KU Kahibah Road, we began our journey to develop our centre’s RAP in 2019 and we are proud to launch it here.

Other Features

Child Care Subsidy
Cooked Meal
Designed Centre
Hat and Sunscreen
Transition to School
Public Transport
Play-based Learning
Outdoor Play
Education for Sustainability

photo of Bree Perkins

Bree Perkins


Bree is a university qualified Early Childhood Teacher with over 20 years’ experience working with children of all ages, both locally and internationally. The roles Bree has worked in vary from Diploma to Early Childhood Teacher, Director and Educational Leader as well as Head Teacher for the early years in a renowned British School in the UAE. It was during this time in the UAE that Bree built upon her cultural understanding and capacity, working with families from more than 15 nationalities in her class at one time.

She has extensive knowledge in early childhood learning practices and is always looking for new ways to innovate and to excite children and educators around her, with a particular interest in mindfulness and mental health.

Bree also holds social equity close to her heart and is inspired to build close community connections through proactive approaches such as involvement in local charity work and building strong relationships with our wider community.

Bree has been working at KU Kahibah Rd since January 2022.

Our Team

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.

KU Kahibah Road Children's Centre is proud to acknowledge that we have a high staff retention rate. This enables our educators to form trusting relationships with children and their families, providing a sense of continuity, predictability, safety and trust.

The daily fees for 2024 at KU Kahibah Road Children's Centre are:

  • Infants: $160
  • Toddlers: $160
  • Preschoolers: $155

This is the full daily fee. If you are entitled to Child Care Subsidy, this will reduce the daily fee you are charged.

In an increasingly competitive marketplace, KU has remained very proudly a not-for-profit provider of quality education for more than 125 years. In the past, KU has taken great pride in offering the very best services with minimal increased fees wherever possible. However this year is different, escalating operating costs have meant that in 2024 we are forced to increase fees at a higher rate than we would normally.

The fee increase will ensure we can continue to improve the quality of our services and invest in our highly skilled teachers and educators. We recognise our staff are the heart of KU as they build strong nurturing relationships with children and families whilst continuing to provide a high-quality learning program. These are vital factors that contribute to what is most important to us all – the best outcomes for children.

Overall, KU services hold the highest ratings across the National Quality Standard, with 82% of our services either Excellent or Exceeding, compared to the sector benchmark of 45%.

KU does not distribute our profits to shareholders or send them offshore.

About Child Care Subsidy

Child Care Subsidy is the main payment to assist families with the costs of childcare. It is paid directly to the childcare provider and passed onto families as a fee reduction wherever families meet the criteria. The level of subsidy you receive, as well as the number of hours you will be subsidised, depends on your individual family’s circumstances.

If you do not already have one, you will need a MyGov account linked to Centrelink to claim any subsidy you may be eligible for, and to find out more information, please contact Centrelink on 136 150 or visit www.dese.gov.au.

NSW Start Strong Fee Relief

From 2024, the NSW government has provided additional fee relief funding, based on $2,110 per eligible 4 year old child attending a preschool program within a long day care service. This funding is applied as a weekly credit to the gap fee after CCS has been applied or to full fees where a family does not receive CCS. The Start Strong fee relief will not impact CCS entitlements.

If your child is 3 years old and not yet 4 years old on, or before 31 July 2024 and enrolled at an eligible long day care service, you will receive up to $500 in fee relief.

Start Strong fee relief funding is for children who are 4 years old on or before 31 July 2024, and can only be accessed in one service. This could either be in a community preschool or long day care service. If you have a child who may be eligible, please discuss this with your service Director.

The NSW Department of Education requires parents to sign the ‘Fee Relief Declaration and Consent’ form at the time of enrolment. Your eligibility for Start Strong fee relief Funding is conditional upon signing this form.