Posted June 2018

KU Cheltenham Memorial Preschool has celebrated their 60th anniversary of providing quality early childhood education and care to local families by holding a community event this week.

The special event was attended by Mayor of Hornsby Shire, The Honourable Philip Ruddock, KU Children’s Services CEO, Christine Legg, trustees Megan Croaker and Felicity Findlay, and children, families and staff from the preschool.

“The celebrations included speeches, performances from the children, morning tea and a display of photographs recognising the history of the centre,” said KU Cheltenham Director, Michelle Healey.

“The children also presented KU CEO, Christine Legg, with a special gift – a ‘welcome’ banner commemorating our 60th anniversary.”

The preschool, which first opened 60 years ago in 1958, has been a mainstay in the Cheltenham community, with many local children and families attending the centre over the decades.

“Over the last six decades there have been countless passionate and dedicated staff and educators who have worked hard to ensure all the children who have come through our gates have received the best possible start in life,” said Michelle.

“It is wonderful to think of the positive impact KU Cheltenham staff have had on the lives of so many children and families over this time.”

“KU Cheltenham has such a long history and a strong sense of community, and I am very proud to be a part of this wonderful preschool community.”