Posted May 2017

KU Briar Cottage Preschool has celebrated 40 years of providing quality early childhood education and care to local families by recently holding a community event.

The special event was attended by current and former children, families and staff from the preschool, as well as KU Children’s Services CEO, Christine Legg, and Member for Campbelltown, Greg Warren MP.

Mr Warren presented the Director of KU Briar Cottage, Jenelle Williams, with a Certificate of Appreciation to mark the important milestone.

“I am tremendously proud of KU Briar Cottage Preschool and the fantastic contribution it has made to Airds and the Campbelltown community over the past 40 years, as it continues to be an icon in early childhood education,” said Mr Warren.

“Early childhood education must be embraced and supported as it is a fundamental step in the development of children’s learning, and KU Briar Cottage Preschool is a wonderful example of how this vital component of education assists in the advancement of our society.”

The preschool celebrated the special occasion with an afternoon tea, which included speeches, music, activities for the children and a collection of photographs recognising the history of the preschool.

“It's amazing to think of how many children have benefitted from our commitment to providing high quality early childhood education at KU Briar Cottage over the last 40 years,” said Ms Williams.

“We have such a strong sense of community here. This year we have one set of parents who both attended KU Briar Cottage, who are now both happily married and have a daughter who attends our preschool.”