KU Newport Preschool

131 Queen's Parade East
NEWPORT BEACH NSW 2106
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  • Monday to Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm
Preschoolers

Our Program and Approach

At KU Newport, we aim to provide the best possible foundation for the development of each child. We recognise that families are a child’s first and most influential educators and we promote strong connections between children, families and communities.

We support children’s secure attachment by developing consistent, warm and nurturing relationships that bridge the gap between home and preschool. We believe that young children learn best through play, and that parents and staff should form a partnership to promote and encourage each child’s learning, nurturing their individual strengths and interests.

We help children to develop knowledgeable and confident self-identities by teaching them how to interact with others with care, empathy and respect. We aim for children to become confident and involved learners by supporting them to develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, co-operation, confidence, creativity, enthusiasm and imagination.

At KU Newport, 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.

Our centre is a welcoming and nurturing space where each child is immersed in a rich tapestry of educationally interactive experiences – a space where children are supported to be their own unique selves, growing and developing a sense of belonging and empowerment.

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 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...

"KU Newport has a level of professionalism that would be hard to beat and we are very happy knowing our children are part of the establishment." - KU Newport Parent

"I think the service and care that KU Newport provides is absolutely top notch and has exceeded any expectation I have had from any preschool." - KU Newport 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.

We run an indoor/outdoor program where the children are free to move about as they wish, giving them extended time to build on their interests through play.

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, a natural water course with river stones to move about and dam the water flow, 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 Newport, we began our journey to develop our centre’s RAP in 2019 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

photo of Allison Johnson

Allison Johnson

Director

Allison is a university qualified early childhood teacher with over 25 years’ experience working with preschool aged children. She has been working at KU Newport since 2008 and her interests include early literacy and numeracy learning and music.

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 Newport Preschool are:

Fee Amount
4 year old Start Strong fee $40.00
3 year old Start Strong fee $73.00
Start Strong Equity fee $10.00
Unfunded fee $80.00


Which fee will you pay?

The NSW Government is committed to ensuring that all children in NSW can participate in 600 hours of quality preschool education in the year before school, no matter where they live or what their circumstances are.

To ensure that affordability is not a barrier for families with young children, the NSW Government provides Start Strong funding making 600 hours, or 15 hours per week, of preschool participation in the two years before school more affordable by reducing fees for children. In KU preschools, this 15 hours per week is met by enrolling for two days per week.

Start Strong funding enables us to pass on fee reductions for all eligible 3 and 4 year old children for those two days (15 hours) each 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.

4 year old Start Strong fee is charged for:

  • Children who are 4 years of age on or before 31 July in that preschool year
  • 2 days per week enrolment

3 year old Start Strong fee is charged for:

  • Children who are 3 years of age on or before 31 July in that preschool year
  • 2 days per week enrolment

Start Strong Equity fee is charged for

  • Children who are at least 3 years of age on or before 31 July in that preschool year
  • 2 days per week enrolment
  • Within the following criteria:
    • Health Care Card (not in the name of the child)
    • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
    • Children with additional needs

The Unfunded Fee is charged when:

  • Children are not at least 3 years of age on or before 31 July in that preschool year
  • Children enrolled 1 day, or in addition to 2 days per week.