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Service Types

Different types of families have different types of needs when it comes to the education and care of their children. KU offers a range of service types that all seek the same ends - enriching children's lives:

Long Day Care

KU long day care centres welcome children aged from 6 weeks to 6 years of age. Babies and toddlers will experience the KU Infant and Toddler Approach to care and education, while preschool age children will experience a dedicated preschool program, including KU's proven transition to school program in the year before school. Centres are eligible for the Commonwealth Government's Child Care Benefit and Rebate. All meals are generally provided.

Autism specific centre
Provides education and care for children up to 6 years old with Autism Specific Disorder. Operates a minimum 8 hours per day, 48 weeks per year.

Work based

An employer provides an early childhood education and care service specifically for the children of its employees. It generally operates the same as community based long day care, but this may vary dependent on the particular needs of the sponsor organisation.


KU operates a range of centres catering exclusively to preschool age children, and delivering KU's proven transition to school program for children in the year before school. Some KU preschools are funded by the State Government and operate school terms, while others operate longer hours throughout the year, and are funded by the Commonwealth Government. Generally children bring their lunch with them from home.

Cluster Managed Kindergartens (Victoria)

KU is a Cluster Management Organisation in Victoria and under a CM agreement we provide kindergartens with professional, stable and ongoing management support, with specific, jointly negotiated and agreed responsibilities.

The primary functions of a kindergarten cluster management organisation are to:

  1. Manage and employ staff
  2. Manage compliance with licensing and funding requirements
  3. Provide good governance arrangements
  4. Provide financial management
  5. Implement strategic planning and government initiatives

Occasional Care

Provides education and care from birth to 6 year-olds. Operates a maximum 8 hours a day up to 48 weeks per year. Meals are not provided.

Out of School Hours Care

Provides a recreation-based program for 5 to 13 year-olds. Operates before and/or after school, matching school terms.

Vacation Care

Provides education and care for children aged 5 to 13 year olds in a recreation-based program. Operates during school holidays. Note: limited availablity.

Family Programs

We offer a number of specialised play and family support programs.

Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP)

Provides education and care for Adult Migrant English Programs in partnership with Navitas English.