Our Program and Approach
At KU Bulli, childhood is celebrated. When they play and explore, children's imagination and curiosity is sparked – they enjoy learning, and are inspired to continue learning more.
Our play-based program intentionally provides opportunities and activities based upon the Early Years Learning Framework, for your child to discover and pursue their own interests and strengths. 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.
At KU Bulli, 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.
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, block building, sand and water play, science experiments, early numeracy activities such as counting and measurement, and early literacy activities such as reading, drawing and writing.
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.
We Focus On
In addition to the high quality well-rounded programs we offer, all KU centres are also encouraged to develop an area of focus.
At KU Bulli, we focus on building strong relationships with families and our community.
We incorporate this into our program through activities such as our celebration of ‘Families Week’, links with local schools, and other community events such as the Bulli show, and aboriginal and Torres strait islander connections and projects.
We feel that the children benefit from this focus because it increases their involvement in the local community, promotes cultural awareness and helps develop a strong sense of belonging.
Our centre has been independently assessed by the Department of Education NSW under the National Quality Standards, and are proud to be rated as Exceeding the National Quality Standard.
However what matters most is what our families think...
“The staff at KU Bulli are absolutely wonderful. I had heard great things about the school and they have met my expectations and more.” – KU Bulli parent
“Fantastic experience so far. Living up to all the rave reviews.” – KU Bulli 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 outside play area overlooks a wonderful creek, and attracts local wildlife, providing children with the opportunity to observe local flora and fauna.
We have strong links with the University of Wollongong and are supporting a number of students in their studies.
Our playground is designed to maximise the use of the natural environment and allow children to play and explore as they would in their own backyard. We offer stimulating activities that arouse children’s curiosity and encourage them to choose from a variety of planned experiences, expanding their learning potential.
Our playground includes natural elements such as sand, water, grass, mud, leaves and twigs, and we also offer gross motor experiences such as climbing, jumping and physical play. We foster the holistic development of each child so they feel inspired to create, imagine and play.
In 2022, the KU Bulli Team under the leadership of Director Michelle Lashbrook was awarded a 'Making the KU Difference to Families' Award. The award recognised their dedication to creating beautiful play spaces and responsive programs based on strong principles of attachment and a value of positive, nurturing relationships with children and their families.
The Making the KU Difference Awards were introduced a number of years ago, as a way of acknowledging KU staff who have worked above and beyond their normal duties to make a significant contribution to KU.
Our Reconciliation Action Plan
KU was proud to launch its inaugural Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) in 2016. At KU Bulli, we began our journey to develop our centre’s RAP in 2017 and we are proud to launch it now. Please view it here.