At KU we want to make your work with us as interesting and rewarding as we possibly can – we want you to be as passionate about early childhood education and as committed to achieving positive outcomes as we are. To encourage and support your professional journey, KU offers:

  • Sector leading employment conditions and pay within well-resourced and environmentally responsible workplaces
  • A comprehensive orientation program which allows you to see how your work directly links to KU’s vision and values
  • An outstanding learning and development program which includes access to a wide variety of pedagogical and corporate training workshops, courses and network meetings
  • Opportunities for career enhancement, progression and development within a large and highly respected organisation that lives its values
  • Leading edge technology
  • Specialist support provided by your Education and Quality Manager and Education Support (Inclusion) Manager
  • A commitment to innovative and child-focused research on curriculum development and the future innovations and trends in early childhood development
  • Professional support provided by our Central Office teams including People Services, Finance, Marketing and IT
  • Opportunities to contribute to improving life at KU through engagement forums like the KU Staff Association (KUSA), Annual Staff Engagement Survey and Consultative Committees
  • Opportunities for recognition via the Making the KU Difference awards
  • Paid Parental Leave for all staff
  • Coaching and mentoring from experienced colleagues

COVID-19 Safe Working Environment

The safety of our exceptional staff along with the children and families we educate and care for is KU’s highest priority. KU has rigorous safety standards which help us achieve our exceptional quality results; in addition, KU continually works to ensure the changing risks presented by COVID-19 are considered and addressed in a proactive and timely manner at every stage of our operations.

KU provides regular updates to staff and families on COVID-19 related topics via regular KU COVID-19 Fact Sheet updates available in real time on the KU Staff Intranet. In addition, regular staff meetings and updates from our CEO ensure current information is available to everyone plus there is an opportunity for all staff voices to be heard in the COVID-19 management conversation.

We have implemented several key measures to minimise COVID-19 risks across all KU services, offices, and locations. These measures are in addition to our already high health and hygiene practices guided by KU Policy and Procedure, our COVID-19 communication strategy and COVID Safe Plans:

  • KU COVID-19 Staff Vaccination Policy ensuring that all existing and new KU staff members (including KU casual staff) are fully vaccinated, including booster vaccination doses
  • A dedicated COVID-19 response team is available 24 hours, seven days per week to manage COVID-19 related issues and support all staff
  • Proactive health and wellbeing support is available to all staff through targeted professional development and the KU Employee Assistance Program
  • Streamlined child drop off and pick up, reducing the number of visitors accessing indoor spaces
  • Ensuring everyone entering our locations is symptom free
  • All KU contractors must be fully vaccinated
  • Increasing ventilation (including the distribution of air purifiers where required) and air movement in all our locations.

We continue to review our procedures regularly, ensuring that our approach reflects best practice, is aligned with State and Territory Government compliance requirements and recommendations, and ensures the safety and wellbeing of all in our KU Community.

If you have any further questions regarding COVID-19 safety at KU Children’s Services, please contact the KU Careers Consultants for further information or contact us directly at careers@ku.com.au.