KU Newport Preschool

131 Queen's Parade East
NEWPORT BEACH NSW 2106
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  • 02 9999 4606
  • 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.


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.

Children who are three years old, will pay the Unfunded Daily Fee: $77 per day

Children in the year before they are eligible to start school

  • …who attend one day per week (less than 15 hours per week) will pay the Unfunded Daily Fee: $77 per day
  • …who attend two days per week (15 hours per week) will pay the Start Strong Fee: $33 per day
  • …who attend more than two days per week (more than 15 hours per week), will pay the Start Strong Fee ($33) for the first two days, then the Unfunded Daily Fee ($77) 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?

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

Start Strong funding means we can provide a fee reduction for those 15 hours; this is the Start Strong Fee.

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.