Our Program and Approach
At KU Concord, we are committed to ensuring that all children at our centre are provided with the best learning and educational opportunities possible, within a warm and welcoming environment.
The staff and families from our centre come from a wide variety of social and cultural backgrounds, which we acknowledge and celebrate daily. We highly value input from all families and encourage families to participate in the development of our program by sharing their knowledge and ideas.
At KU Concord, 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, 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 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 Concord, we focus on multiculturalism. We have a multicultural team and cater for a wide variety of cultures in the community.
We incorporate this into our program through activities such as celebrating cultural events with families and staff and interaction in children’s first languages.
We feel that the children benefit from this focus, because it helps them understand and interact with each other and teaches them tolerance and kindness. It also helps children develop an understanding of their local and wider community and an appreciation for other cultures.
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...
"My children have been attending KU Concord for the past couple of years. The centre has always provided a safe and nurturing environment for my children. The learning programs and daily activities are stimulating, engaging and relevant to their current interests and needs. The educators have always been approachable, caring and supportive of my family and committed to meeting the physical, emotional, social and learning needs of my children.” – KU Concord parent
“After such a negative experience with another non-KU centre, KU Concord truly stood out above the rest! Staff were professional, qualified and demonstrated excellent communication skills.” - KU Concord 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 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.
Our Reconciliation Action Plan
KU was proud to launch its inaugural Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) in 2016. At KU Concord, we began our journey to develop our centre’s RAP in 2018 and we are proud to launch it now. Please view it here.