KU South Turramurra Preschool

10a Auluba Road
SOUTH TURRAMURRA NSW 2074
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  • Monday to Friday 8:15am - 3:45pm
Preschoolers Free Preschool Program NSW

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 Meeting 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.


Our Reconciliation Action Plan

KU was proud to launch its inaugural Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) in 2016. At KU South Turramurra, 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
Hat and Sunscreen
Transition to School
Public Transport
Play-based Learning
Outdoor Play
Storypark

photo of Vanessa Woods

Vanessa Woods

Director

Vanessa is a university qualified teacher with over 25 years’ experience working with young children. She has a Bachelor of Education/Diploma of Teaching in Early Childhood Education and has been the Director of KU South Turramurra Preschool since May 2021.

Vanessa is committed to partnering with families to ensure the best outcomes for children. She is committed to ensuring learning environments are designed to reflect the third teacher.

Our Team

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 2021 at KU South Turramurra Preschool are:

Fee Amount
Attending two days (3 or 4 year olds) FREE
Unfunded fee (single or additional days) $89.50

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. In KU preschools, this 15 hours per week is met by enrolling for two days per week.

'Free Fees': Start Strong (3 year olds and 4 year olds) and additional COVID funding

To be eligible for Start Strong (and therefore the COVID-19 funding for ‘free fees’ in 2021), children must turn 3 or 4 by 31 July in that preschool year, and be enrolled in a preschool program for 15 hours per week. Across KU Preschools, the ‘15 hours’ is usually met by enrolling in two x 7.5 hour days per week.

For 2021, the NSW government has provided additional funding for NSW preschools, to lessen the financial burden on families as a result of COVID-19. This funding means preschool will be free for those two days (15 hours), for children eligible for Start Strong funding.

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.

The Unfunded Fee is charged when:

  • Children who:
    • Only attend one day per week (less than 15 hours); or
    • Attend more than two days (15 hours) per week - in 2021, the first two days will be free, then you will be charged the Unfunded Daily Fee for each day after that.