KU’s Education Support Team supports KU centres with the inclusion of children with additional needs. This may include children with diagnosed disabilities, challenging behaviour or social and emotional difficulties, as well as supporting families and educators when they have concerns about a child’s development. The team of Education Support Managers have qualifications in Early Childhood Education and Teaching as well as Post Graduate qualifications in Special Education or related fields. The Education Support Manager may visit the centre your child attends by direct request of the family, the centre, or as a part of general education support and may also liaise with therapists and other allied professionals.
KU provides inclusion support to community-based preschools in the Sydney Inner West and Eastern Suburbs, Penrith and Wollongong regions with funding from the NSW Department of Education Disability and Inclusion Program
KU manages a range of inclusion support services to all Australian Government funded services including centre based day care, family day care and out of school hours care services under the Australian Government’s Inclusion Support Programme together with our partner organisations. Visit the websites below to find out more.
The Specialised Equipment and Resources for Kindergarten Services (SERK) program is funded by the Queensland Department of Education and managed by KU. SERK supports the participation of children with a disability to participate in a kindergarten program by providing a free specialised equipment loan service, relevant professional resources and advice on how to support children’s participation.