Posted April 2009

KU Charlestown Occasional Care recently moved to their brand new, purpose built building at Kahibah Road, Highfields, changing their name to reflect the new location.

KU Kahibah Road will now offer a full long day care service for up to 46 children aged from 6 weeks to 6 years old.

The centre, KU's fifth long day care service in the Hunter Region, has expansive outdoor play areas, large indoor learning spaces, staff meeting rooms and a fully functioning kitchen, allowing the centre to provide healthy, nutritious meals for the children.

Mayor of Lake Macquarie, Councillor Greg Piper MP, said the design and location of KU Kahibah Road made full use of the light, breezes, and tranquility of its new setting.

"It offers fantastic outdoor play areas, landscaped gardens, and pick up and drop off points that will improve convenience for parents. It is also an environmentally sustainable building that recycles rain water, has energy efficient lighting, and drought resistant landscaping."

With the increase in licensed places, there has also been an increase in the number of staff employed at the centre including a highly experienced, University trained teacher to work with the children in the Preschool room, additional experienced child care workers and a qualified cook.

The new centre, a joint project between KU, Lake Macquarie City Council and GPT, was built to replace KU Charlestown Occasional Care which was closed due to the redevelopment of Charlestown Square shopping centre.

KU Kahibah Road will operate 7:30am - 6:00pm, Monday to Friday from Monday 4th May and is taking enrolments now. For more information, or to enquire about placing your child on the centre's waiting list, please contact KU Kahibah Road at or phone 4943 1306.

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