KU Mosman Community Preschool

38a Belmont Road
MOSMAN NSW 2088
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  • 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.


Our Reconciliation Action Plan

KU was proud to launch its inaugural Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) in 2016. At KU Mosman, 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

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

Jennifer Day

Acting Director

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 Mosman Community Preschool are:

  • Start Strong Fee: $53.50
  • Unfunded Fee: $85.50

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.