KU The Chase Preschool

6-8 Babbage Road
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  • Monday to Friday 8:00am - 3:30pm
Preschoolers NSW Fee Relief – Preschool

Our Program and Approach

At KU The Chase, we recognise that each child is different, and we value their agency and need for solitude and social time through our flexible indoor and outdoor program.

We are proud of our reputation within the local community of providing rich education and care that concentrates on individual children in a family-focussed and supportive way.

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 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.

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 The Chase, our special interest is to support and promote sustainability practices involving children and their families.

We incorporate this into our program through activities such as gardening vegetables with the children, playing in the mud kitchen and reading books on sustainability practices. We also have an interest in teaching children ways to reuse and recycle, for example, using empty boxes and containers for art and craft experiences.

We feel that the children benefit from this focus because learning to care and respect the environment promotes their sense of pride and belonging, as we support each other with a common goal and vision.

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...

"We love KU The Chase and have become a part of the community here. Our son really enjoys spending time learning through play, and feels very comfortable with the fantastic educators. I would recommend this to any family." - KU The Chase parent

“KU The Chase continues to provide the ideal nurturing and supportive environment for my children, who delight in the friendships, fun and discovery that every day brings.” - KU The Chase 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.

KU The Chase is located within the Roseville Community Hall. This building has recently undergone wonderful renovations and boasts a naturally lit playroom with large skylights, allowing lots of natural light, as well as air conditioning to maintain a comfortable room temperature.

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 The Chase, 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

Hat and Sunscreen
Transition to School
Public Transport
Play-based Learning
Outdoor Play
Education for Sustainability

photo of Andrea Boix

Andrea Boix


Andrea holds an Early Childhood Teaching degree and has more than eighteen years of experience in the educational field. She has been working at KU The Chase since May 2018. Andrea has a great understanding of the importance of developing a program to meet diverse learning needs, based on the principles of respect, responsibility, and community. She aims to provide an environment for exploration and discovery in a supportive and enriching setting based on the interests of the children through a self- guided curriculum.

Andrea’s experience has helped her recognise the importance of working together with families, maintaining close communication, providing opportunities for parents to ask questions and concerns, expressing empathy and giving the support needed.

During her years working in Australia, Andrea has developed a great interest in promoting and implementing sustainable practices into the daily routine. She believes that as educators we have the mission to form good citizens of this world, by being a role model and showing care and understanding of how our actions can have an impact on the world where we live.

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 2024 at KU The Chase Preschool are:

Fee Amount
4 year old Start Strong Fee Relief fee $9.50
3 year old Start Strong Fee Relief fee $35.00
Start Strong Equity Fee Relief fee FREE
Unfunded fee $100.50

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.

Start Strong Free Preschool (3 year olds and 4 year olds)

From 2024, the NSW government has provided additional fee relief funding, based on $4,220 per eligible child. This enables NSW preschools to reduce the daily fee as much as possible, within the Start Strong funding parameters.

This funding is for children who turn 3 or 4 years of age by 31 July in the preschool year and are 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.

Start Strong fee relief can only be accessed at one service, either a preschool or long day care service. This ensures as many children as possible can access affordable early childhood education.

Start Strong Equity Fee Relief Fee

The NSW government provides further funding for children who meet the Start Strong Equity funding criteria. If you think you may be eligible for Equity funding, please speak with the Preschool Director further about this.

Unfunded Fee

The Unfunded Fee is charged when a family has chosen to access the Start Strong fee relief at another community preschool or long day care service.