KU South Turramurra Preschool

10a Auluba Road
SOUTH TURRAMURRA NSW 2074
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  • 02 9144 4172
  • Monday to Friday 8:15am - 3:45pm
Preschoolers

Our Program and Approach

At our centre 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.

At KU South Turramurra, we believe that children are resourceful, competent learners who are curious about the world and contribute to their own learning. Our child focused and inclusive play-based program is reflective of the children’s needs, strengths, interests and skills and incorporates the Practices, Principles and Outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework.

Our welcoming and supportive environment provides a range of thoughtful, interesting and inviting resources and experiences that encourage children to develop positive dispositions to learning that will prepare them for school, such as curiosity, confidence, creativity, enthusiasm, imagination, persistence and reflexivity.

Our program is reflective of the children’s interests and needs. A range of activities are provided, including creative art and craft, playdough, construction, dramatic play, puzzles, music experiences and book corner. In addition, our wonderful natural outdoor area, with a great sandpit, provides opportunities for gross motor development and enables children to engage with natural resources and materials.

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 interest.

At KU South Turramurra our special interest is engaging with our local community.

We incorporate this into our program through activities such as regular outings to the local shops, parks, ovals and Turramurra public school. We often invite the local community into the preschool. We greet and collect the mail from the postman, talk to the people walking their dogs and wave to the school children walking past.

We feel that the children benefit from this interest because as they make connections with the world outside of preschool, they begin the understand their place in the world and how society works.


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...

“The teachers at KU South Turramurra really take the time to get to know all of the children individually and use that knowledge to create experiences that the children really love and learn from. The play-based philosophy is wonderful and it is so exciting to see the children’s interests being developed and explored." - KU South Turramurra parent
"KU South Turramurra has provided our daughter with the best start to her school years - amazing teachers that create a fun, positive and nurturing environment, wonderful learning opportunities (both in the classroom and through exploration of the natural surroundings) and the encouragement to try new things, either independently or as part of a group. My daughter is always so happy and excited to go to preschool! Given the chance, I'm sure she would go every day of the week." - KU South Turramurra 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 allow children to explore nature and discover the natural environment. We want children to be able to dig in the mud, climb trees, discover and learn about insects and enjoy connecting with nature. The many activities we offer enable children to immerse themselves in the natural elements of their surroundings and feel inspired to create, imagine and play. 


Other Features

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

photo of Laurelle Knight

Laurelle Knight

Director

Laurelle is a university qualified early childhood teacher with over 25 years’ experience working with children and babies. She has been working at KU South Turramurra since 2012 and has been working at KU since 2005. Laurelle is passionate about play based learning, and believes children’s social and emotional development are fundamental for children to become capable and confident lifelong learners. Laurelle’s interests are music, connecting children with nature and literacy development.

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: $80 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: $80 per day
  • …who attend two days per week (15 hours per week) will pay the Start Strong Fee: $53 per day
  • …who attend more than two days per week (more than 15 hours per week), will pay the Start Strong Fee ($53) for the first two days, then the Unfunded Daily Fee ($80) 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 South Turramurra, 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.