KU Kogarah Children's Centre

Premier St
KOGARAH NSW 2217
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  • Monday to Friday 7:45am - 5:45pm
Babies Toddlers Preschoolers

Our Program and Approach

At KU Kogarah Children's Centre, we provide high quality early education and care to children whose families are employed by St George Bank, Westpac and BT Financial. Additionally, there is now the capacity to take community enrolments for positions that are not filled by St George and Westpac employees.

We promote a play-based approach to learning, allowing children to guide their own learning and discovery, with support from our team of educators to facilitate the process. Our program caters for the strengths and interests of individual children, as well as those engaged in small groups.

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.

Building close partnerships with families is very important to us and we believe that a child’s family is their most important influence. Our open-door policy invites families into our centre to share their child’s experiences and we welcome their input into our service and program.


Our Specialisation

In addition to the high quality well-rounded programs we offer, all KU centres are also encouraged to develop an area of specialisation.

At KU Kogarah Children's Centre, we specialise in cultural competence and inclusion.

We incorporate this into our program through our cultural program – which includes the continuous learning of new cultural traditions, and honouring differences.

We feel that the children benefit from this specialisation, because our centre and families are multi-cultural and it encourages all of us to learn about each other’s cultures and also encourages respect and inclusion.


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...

“Everyone is so lovely at the centre and I know my child is getting the best care and attention.” – KU Kogarah Children's Centre parent
“I love the enthusiasm and care level of the team. The team are excellent at respecting different parenting decisions. They are outside the mainstream and I am grateful for that. You guys work so hard at the job that is so incredibly difficult. We can’t thank you enough.” – KU Kogarah Children's Centre 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 centre is housed in a renovated building, and has a large outdoor space which incorporates a play area and nature area.

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 Kograrah Children's Centre, 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

Child Care Subsidy
Cooked Meal
Designed Centre
Extended Hours
Hat and Sunscreen
Lunch
Transition to School
Public Transport
Play-based Learning
Outdoor Play
Nappies
Award
Storypark

photo of Maja Vukcevic

Maja Vukcevic

Director

Maja is a university qualified early childhood teacher with over 20 years’ experience working with children and babies. She has been working at KU Kogarah Children's Centre since 2001. Maja has a strong relationship with children and families from the St George Bank and Westpac Community.

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.

Our staff are long standing, with most having been at the centre for ten years. We have a strong understanding of the local community, the needs of parents and a wealth of great childcare experience.

The daily fees for 2019 at KU Kogarah Children's Centre are:

Westpac Fees Community Fees
Infants $116.50 $119.50
Toddlers $114.50 $117.50
Preschoolers $105.50 $108.50

This is the full daily fee. If you are entitled to Child Care Subsidy, this will reduce the daily fee you are charged.

In an increasingly competitive marketplace, KU has remained very proudly a not-for-profit provider of quality education for more than 120 years. Like all early childhood education providers, our costs continue to be subject to market factors such as CPI, salary costs, Government funding and the requirements of the National Quality Framework.

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, continually improving the quality of our services, and ensuring our long-term sustainability. KU does not distribute our profits to shareholders or send them offshore.

About Child Care Subsidy

Child Care Subsidy is the main payment to assist families with the costs of childcare. It is paid directly to the childcare provider and passed onto families as a fee reduction wherever families meet the criteria. The level of subsidy you receive, as well as the number of hours you will be subsidised, depends on your individual family’s circumstances.

If you do not already have one, you will need a MyGov account linked to Centrelink to claim any subsidy you may be eligible for, and to find out more information, you can speak to your service Director or visit www.education.gov.au.