KU staff work hard to create centres and programs that are positive, supportive and enriching for every child. At KU centres, children are viewed as individuals whilst learning to become part of a group. Employing play-based learning philosophies and practices our highly trained and qualified staff stimulate the children’s love of learning and provide them with opportunities to:
- Solve problems
- Think and act creatively
- Collaborate with others
- Socialise with children and adults
- Experiment and discover
- Develop confidence and respect for others
- Understand cause and effect
- Negotiate solutions
- Explore the concepts of literacy and numeracy...while having fun!
What happens at a KU Centre?
The Early Years Learning Framework, which draws on conclusive international research and best practice, is used to guide and inform staff in their planning, programming and teaching of young children.
Whether an infant or a preschooler, every aspect of a child’s physical, social and emotional development is nurtured, encouraged and enriched during their time with us.
For babies and toddlers, the time in the sandpit or in the dress-up area may look like simple play to an adult. However, every part of our educational programs are underpinned by the need to make every experience a meaningful part of your child's emotional, social and physical development.
Similarly, for those children approaching school age, we place a great emphasis on support programs which make the transition from childcare to school much smoother.
In everything we do we focus on building children’s self esteem through tailor-made programs that stimulate their love of learning.