Our Program and Approach
At KU Bay Road, we are proud of our reputation within the local community of providing rich education and care that concentrates on individual children in a family-focussed and supportive way.
Our centre is a welcoming and nurturing space where each child is immersed in a rich tapestry of educationally interactive experiences – a space where children are supported to be their own, unique selves, growing and developing a sense of belonging and empowerment.
Our program offers children the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of learning experiences and activities, each specifically designed to promote children’s confidence as capable, active participants in their own learning. Children are presented with a range of activities including gardening, arts and crafts, music and movement, physical play, construction, science experiments and literacy activities such as reading, drawing and writing. We encourage children to laugh, think, question and learn. Their sense of self and confidence grows as they make connections with each other, and build warm, trusting relationships with our team.
We aim to establish immediate rapport and a sense of belonging in our community, as families arrive through the front door.
We greatly value the strong relationships between our staff, children and families, and we look forward to the opportunity of including your family in the life of our centre.
Our Special Interest
In addition to the high quality well-rounded programs we offer, all KU centres are also encouraged to develop an area of interest.
At Bay Road our special interest is in celebrating and becoming involved in the world around us and embracing the cultures in which we live.
We incorporate this into our program through activities such as writing stories and sharing them in the digital space with schools around the world. We acknowledge our indigenous and Torres Strait Islanders cultures and celebrate their traditions.
We believe that children benefit from our special interest, because digital technology is moving way too fast to not be a part of it. These are the tools of the children’s world and their culture. These are the tools that play a critical part in their lives and will be part of their future.
Our centre has been independently assessed by the the Department of Education NSW under the National Quality Standard, and are proud to be rated as 'Exceeding' the National Quality Standard.
However what matters most is what our families think...
“Thank you and the team for making Olivia's afternoons so productive and enjoyable. She often tells us more about her exciting Bay Road activities than what she had done at school. Many thanks.” – KU Bay Road Kids Care parent
Each KU centre is unique. The best outcomes for children are created within relationships and interactions between children and staff, and children and their families, not within four walls. We work hard to create beautiful, interesting, homelike learning environments for children – whatever our setting.
Our playground is our outdoor learning environment and includes natural elements such as sand, grass, water, mud, leaves and twigs and kitchen gardens. Wherever possible we avoid using lots of fixed, plastic equipment in our playground. Instead we provide an ever-changing array of challenging and interesting activities and equipment, explored by children and educators together. These activities help with the development of children’s gross motor skills, enhancing their overall health and wellbeing as they discover their strengths and abilities and feel inspired to create, imagine and play.
Our Reconciliation Action Plan
KU was proud to launch its inaugural Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) in 2016. At KU Bay Road Kids Care, we began our journey to develop our centre’s RAP in 2019 and we are proud to launch it now. Please view it here.