KU Penrith Preschool

27 Bringelly Road
KINGSWOOD NSW 2747
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  • 02 4736 5777
  • 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.

Children who are three years old, will pay the Unfunded Daily Fee: $62 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: $62 per day
  • …who attend two days per week (15 hours per week) will pay the Start Strong Fee: $9 per day
  • …who attend more than two days per week (more than 15 hours per week), will pay the Start Strong Fee ($9) for the first two days, then the Unfunded Daily Fee ($62) 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 Penrith, 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.