What is AMEP?

The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) is a free service to help eligible migrants and humanitarian entrants with low English levels to improve their English language skills and settle into Australia. AMEP is funded by the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs.

Free child care placements for children under school age are provided to the families for the duration of their face to face English classes .The children can remain enrolled under the AMEP funding until their families reach vocational English. For more information about AMEP Program delivery please visit https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.a...

How do we assist KU AMEP families?

We provide an onsite child care placement at KU AMEP services located at English Colleges and also organise mainstream child care placements near English Colleges or student’s homes. All our placements are in high quality early childhood learning environments so AMEP parents can attend their English classes knowing that their children are happy and safe. We regularly talk to our families about their changing needs and help them to resolve any issues with their child care access and satisfaction with their service. The KU AMEP team has a large number of bilingual staff who support language and cultural needs of AMEP families throughout their time in AMEP.

What happens when you request AMEP funded child care placement?

Child care can only be used for the duration of English classes. The KU AMEP Team contacts each family as soon as we receive their request from an English College. We discuss with each family their own child care needs and options for their child care placement. We arrange for each family to attend a centre’s orientation visit and date to commence enrolment. Regular attendances are very important as child care is in a high demand. Your AMEP funded child care placement will stop when you postpone or finish your AMEP classes.