Our Program and Approach
At KU Eastwood, our program is underpinned by the Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality Standards. Within our program, children are actively involved in exploring, investigating, critical thinking and communicating within a language rich environment. We observe and plan for children based on their strengths and interests and believe interpersonal relationships are essential to the success of our program
We have a particularly strong commitment to inclusion, with the great diversity in our families, staff and local community acknowledged, embraced and celebrated within our daily program.
At KU Eastwood, 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.
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...
“KU Eastwood has wonderful facilities, with caring and experienced educators.” – KU Eastwood parent
“I chose this preschool for my children due to its play based learning program and pleasant environment, both indoors and outdoors. The preschool is also supported by a group of dedicated and friendly educators, who engage well with the children and families.” – KU Eastwood 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.
At KU Eastwood, we have an art room set up permanently for the children, as well as a music room with a piano.
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 Eastwood, we began our journey to develop our centre’s RAP in 2019 and we are proud to launch it now. Please view it here.