Posted July 2019

The children at KU Crusader Preschool in Marrickville have been busy playing, exploring and learning in their new playground.

The preschool celebrated the launch of the new space by holding a community event attended by Member for Summer Hill, Jo Haylen MP, KU Children’s Services CEO, Christine Legg, and children, families and staff from the preschool.

Many of the artificial soft spaces at the centre have been replaced with more natural environments featuring different levels, terrains and textures for the children to engage with, alongside new plants, bridges, a dry creek bed and a water pump.

“The children have really enjoyed spending time outside in our new outdoor environment. It’s now a much more natural and inspiring space where children can draw on the many different natural elements to extend their play and learning,” said KU Crusader Director, Megan Montgomery.

“We had a wonderful afternoon celebrating the new playground. Aunty Rhonda gave a Welcome to Country and sung a lullaby in the local Dharug language, which was followed by afternoon tea and the children having free time to play in the new space.”

The preschool received funding for the playground upgrade through the Quality Learning Environments program grant from the NSW Government, as well as a contribution from KU Children’s Services.

KU Crusader provides quality early childhood education for children aged 3 - 5 years and is currently taking enrolments. For more information, contact the Director, Megan Montgomery on 9569 1940.