KU Liverpool Preschool

90 Memorial Ave
LIVERPOOL NSW 2170
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  • Monday to Friday 8:00am - 3:30pm
Preschoolers

Our Program and Approach

At KU Liverpool, we provide an educational program that is based on children’s individual interests and use the Early Years Learning Framework to guide our practices.

Our program is inclusive and involves all children, each with their own background and needs. We provide education and care that is individualised and we aim to create an environment where each child feels valued and nurtured in our centre.

We believe that the development of positive relationships with children is the basis for all other aspects of their learning. Our play spaces are set up to enable individual choice, participation and collaboration with others.

We believe that early childhood is a valuable stage of human development and we see young children as competent and capable learners from birth. We believe relationships to be of upmost importance and aim to develop the kinds of relationships with each child that makes them feel respected and gives them a sense of belonging to our centre community.

Families are an integral part of our program and are encouraged to participate in meaningful ways, which helps us meet their child’s needs and interests. Our team of educators acknowledge and respect the diversity of our communities and are inclusive of all family groups.

The educators facilitate learning through environments that are rich, engaging and stimulating, with an array of meaningful experiences, covering a variety of curriculum areas that are well thought out and purposeful in their intention.

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 Focus

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

At KU Liverpool, our focus is the environment and how this impacts on learning, including looking at sustainability. We believe in the importance the environment has in inviting and enticing children’s engagement, through carefully constructed play spaces, sharing in the responsibility of caring for the environment and embracing the values of sustainable living.

We incorporate this focus into our program through activities such gardening projects and composting. The children have engaged in planting a variety of vegetables in our planter boxes and have cared for the plants by watering them, making scare crows to keep the birds away and harvesting fruit to use in cooking and tasting experiences. The children have also experienced the process of composting from start to finish, as they observe the change that takes place over time to all the materials we have placed in the compost bins.


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...

“My child has been at KU Liverpool Preschool for two years. His confidence level, interactions and communication skills have developed a lot. He loves being at preschool with his friends and teachers. The staff are very supportive.” – KU Liverpool parent
"'Love of learning' that is what my son is gaining at KU Liverpool Preschool. We are happy to see our child spending happy hours in a safe, loving, creative, as well as respectful, environment. The team of educators are so supportive that the child can grow at his own pace, developing confidence. We are glad to say that KU Liverpool has been a good choice for our child." – KU Liverpool 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 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 Liverpool, 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

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

photo of Marianna Georgiadis

Marianna Georgiadis

Director

Marianna is a university qualified early childhood teacher with over 26 years’ experience working with children and babies. She has been working at KU Liverpool since 2014.

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 Liverpool Preschool are:

  • Start Strong Fee: $3
  • Unfunded Fee: $52

Which fee will you pay?

Start Strong Fee

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. Across KU Preschools, the ‘15 hours’ is met by enrolling in two x 7.5 hour days per week.

Start Strong funding is then passed on as a fee reduction for those 15 hours, with the Start Strong fee then applied to all four and five year old children enrolled for two days (15 hours) per 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.

Unfunded Fee

The Unfunded Fee is charged when:

  • Children are three years old
  • Children are four or five years old who:
    • Only attend one day per week (less than 15 hours); or
    • Attend more than two days (15 hours) per week – you will pay the Start Strong Fee for the first two days, then the Unfunded Daily Fee for each day after that.

Is there a discounted 3-year-old fee?

You may have seen media reports that the NSW Government is extending Start Strong funding to three year olds in 2019. Whilst funding for three year olds will be less than for older children, it is still very welcome news.

The NSW Government will release that funding mid-2019. We look forward to being able to pass this funding on to families as discounted fees at that time. Until then, families of three year old children will be charged the Unfunded Fee.

Are you a Health Care Card holder?

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 further about this.