KU Penrith Preschool

27 Bringelly Road
KINGSWOOD NSW 2747
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  • Monday to Friday 8:15am - 3:45pm
Preschoolers

Our Program and Approach

At KU Penrith, childhood is celebrated. When they play and explore, children's imagination and curiosity is sparked – they enjoy learning, and are inspired to continue learning more.

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.

Our play-based program intentionally provides opportunities and activities based upon the Early Years Learning Framework, for your child to discover and pursue their own interests and strengths.

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.

At KU Penrith, we encourage children to laugh, think, question and learn. Their sense of self and confidence grows as they make connections with each other, and build warm, trusting relationships with our team.

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.


We Focus On

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 Penrith we focus on relationships with children by building secure connections, with a focus on celebrating their individuality and personalities.

We incorporate this into our program through sustained quality interactions, small group activities, using the child’s voice in the program and educators using the circle of security method.

We feel that the children benefit from this focus because building secure foundations allows children to feel a sense of belonging and security. Having quality interactions means children are able to use their strengths and engage in learning.


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 two boys attend KU Penrith and they love it! They both settled in really easily, the teachers are just lovely and all the children are supported across all facets of education and care. I love StoryPark and seeing all the pictures about what the children do on a daily basis, and also the milestones that each parent can discuss with the staff and set for each child. Thank you KU Penrith - Xavier and Onyx are very lucky to be attending a quality preschool such as this, in these very important early learning and developmental years." - KU Penrith parent

"I was drawn to KU by the obvious experience of the staff and calmness during a few visits before enrolment. From the very first day, my daughter and I were welcomed as if we were part of the family, immediately feeling comfortable and at ease. My daughter has blossomed at KU over the past year, making new friends and forming strong connections with all staff. I could not be happier with our choice of KU Penrith Preschool." - KU Penrith 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 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 Penrith, 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
Storypark

photo of Marta Coelho

Marta Coelho

Director

Marta is a university qualified early childhood teacher with over 12 years’ experience working with children and babies. She has been working at KU Penrith since 2010, having also worked in primary schools. Marta is a believer that children are co-constructors in their learning, and is passionate about providing a program that stimulates and challenges them building positive dispositions for learning, and using that to help children successfully transition to school.

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.

Most of our staff have been at KU Penrith for over 15 years, therefore are highly experienced and dedicated. We have a great understanding of the local community.

The daily fees for 2019 at KU Penrith Preschool are:

Fee Amount
4 year old Start Strong fee $11.50
3 year old Start Strong fee $58.50
Start Strong Equity fee $3.00
Unfunded fee $64.50


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.