KU Concord

2 Crane Street
CONCORD NSW 2137
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  • Monday to Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Babies Toddlers Preschoolers

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 Quality



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

Our Environment

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.


Other Features

Child Care Subsidy
Cooked Meal
Designed Centre
Hat and Sunscreen
Lunch
Transition to School
Public Transport
Play-based Learning
Parking
Outdoor Play
Storypark

Kiran Roy

Acting Director

Our team of early childhood educators are qualified, experienced, caring and highly motivated. We are a multicultural team from different backgrounds and we are diverse and flexible. We all hold specialist qualifications in early childhood education and believe that the positive interactions children have with our staff are the most important component of our high quality program

The daily fees for 2019 at KU Concord Children's Centre are:

  • Infants: $137.50
  • Toddlers: $137.50
  • Preschoolers: $131.50

This is the full daily fee. If you are entitled to Child Care Subsidy, this will reduce the daily fee you are charged.

In an increasingly competitive marketplace, KU has remained very proudly a not-for-profit provider of quality education for more than 120 years. Like all early childhood education providers, our costs continue to be subject to market factors such as CPI, salary costs, Government funding and the requirements of the National Quality Framework.

Our fees are designed to cover the operational costs of delivering the unique KU learning experience, and to ensure KU can continue delivering those experiences for many years to come. Any surplus we may make is reinvested into our local staff, continually improving the quality of our services, and ensuring our long-term sustainability. KU does not distribute our profits to shareholders or send them offshore.

About Child Care Subsidy

Child Care Subsidy is the main payment to assist families with the costs of childcare. It is paid directly to the childcare provider and passed onto families as a fee reduction wherever families meet the criteria. The level of subsidy you receive, as well as the number of hours you will be subsidised, depends on your individual family’s circumstances.

If you do not already have one, you will need a MyGov account linked to Centrelink to claim any subsidy you may be eligible for, and to find out more information, you can speak to your service Director or visit www.education.gov.au.