KU Mosman Community Preschool

38a Belmont Road
MOSMAN NSW 2088
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  • 02 9969 3070
  • Monday to Friday 8:00am - 3:30pm
Preschoolers

Our Program and Approach

At KU Mosman, we believe partnerships with families are crucial and we acknowledge that parents are a child’s most important educators. We believe preschool is a warm and welcoming place where children and families can enjoy a sense of belonging – a place where children can enhance their confidence, enjoy this special time in their life and celebrate the joy of being a child.

We create a learning environment that children can feel connected with and that has real meaning. We celebrate that young children learn through play. We believe our role as educators is to help each child reach their full potential and provide an environment rich for learning. We view children as competent and creative learners and ensure children are given opportunities to voice and action their ideas.

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 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 Special Interest 

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

At KU Mosman, our special interest is children’s literature.

We incorporate this into our program through activities such as group-time discussion, author and illustrator studies, and the reading of good quality children’s literature.

We feel that the children benefit from this interest because it creates a joy of reading, and helps lay the foundation for academic learning in their future.


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 children have grown socially and learnt so much during their time at KU Mosman. The program reflected their needs and interests and prepared them for school life. They have made some great friendships. The teachers have always been approachable and very caring.” – KU Mosman parent
"Over the past three years, my sons have thrived at KU Community Preschool Mosman. Their confidence and social maturity has blossomed, as they have felt safe and nurtured. After years of attending daycare centres in the area, the boys were noticeably happier and more settled in the KU environment. I put it down to the educators and the culture of the centre, which is stable and highly supportive of the children. It has been an excellent preschool for my sons." – KU Mosman 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 preschool is set in an old church, which houses a warm and welcoming environment for learning. We are lucky to have beautiful city and harbour views from our classroom and playground.

Our playground is designed to maximise the use of the natural environment and allow children to play and explore as they would in their own backyard. We offer stimulating activities that arouse children’s curiosity and encourage them to choose from a variety of planned experiences, expanding their learning potential. Our playground includes natural elements such as sand, water, grass, mud, leaves and twigs, and we also offer gross motor experiences such as climbing, jumping and physical play. We foster the holistic development of each child so they feel inspired to create, imagine and play. 


Other Features

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

photo of Anthony van Stratum

Anthony van Stratum

Director

Anthony is a university qualified early childhood teacher with over 20 years’ experience working with children and babies. He has been working at KU Mosman since 2000. Anthony values close relationships with the local community and parents, and acknowledges that learning should be co-operative.

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. 

Children who are three years old or younger, will pay the Standard Unfunded Daily Fee: $81 per day

Children in the year before school (four years old)…

  • …who attend one day per week, will pay the Standard Four Year Old Fee$68 per day
  • …who attend two days per week, will pay the Start Strong Fee: $42 up to two days
  • …who attend more than two days per week, will pay the Start Strong Fee ($42) for the first two days, then the Standard Four Year Old Fee ($68) 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?

KU begins our fee setting process by setting our Standard Unfunded Daily Fee; this is the full ‘unfunded’ fee, charged to those families not eligible for any Government funding. Most commonly, this is the fee charged to three year olds.

The NSW Government requires preschool funding to be specifically targeted towards children attending preschool in the year before school (four year olds). This funding reduces the fee to create our Standard Four Year Old Fee for eligible children.

The Government is providing additional preschool funding, called Start Strong funding, to be directed towards four year olds who are enrolled in a preschool program for 15 hours per week, or 600 hours across the year. In this KU preschool, this is offered as two x 7.5 hour days per week. The Start Strong funding will mean we can provide additional fee reductions for those 15 hours – this is the Start Strong Fee.

The Government has advised that it will be reviewing the Start Strong funding at multiple points throughout the year and may adjust the funding levels at those time. This means that the Start Strong Fee may fluctuate throughout the year – it may adjust up or down, however it will never exceed the Standard Four Year Old Fee.

The NSW Department of Education requires parents to give permission for KU to share your child’s details with them; this is included in your KU Enrolment Form. If you do not agree to your child’s personal information being provided to the Department, you will be charged the Standard Unfunded Daily Fee, regardless of your child’s age, or the number of days they attend.

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.