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Relationships with Families

Young children learn best when staff and families work in partnership

Open communication between families and our staff is vital for the partnership to be strong, meaningful and successful. That’s why we encourage families to contact or visit their local KU centre at any time. (Quick tip - the best time to talk to staff is at the beginning or end of the day).

More formal feedback on a child’s progress and development is provided throughout the year by appointment.

You can become more closely involved in your centre by:

  • Becoming a KU member
  • Attending parent meetings
  • Joining the centre's parent advisory committee
  • Participate in the National Quality Standards Assessment and Rating process
  • Attending special occasions such as open days and end of year celebrations
  • Participating in the program
  • Assisting in practical ways (eg, fundraising and maintenance); and
  • Providing feedback to the centre staff

Each centre's curriculum is carefully developed by centre staff in close consultation with families. We also seek a parent or carer’s input in the development of a program specific to their child's needs, interests and developmental level. Our programs are designed to help children learn to solve problems, understand the consequences of their behaviour and to learn to talk about and negotiate solutions. This guidance is always given in ways which are nurturing, appropriate to a child's age and development and which, above all, make a positive contribution to each child's self-esteem.

For more information on providing your feedback, download your relevant state-specific version of the How to Raise a Concern or Complaint brochure.