Our Program and Approach
At KU Kahibah Road, we believe that inclusive relationships form the basis of a positive and fulfilling experience in our diverse centre. We aim to provide a safe, nurturing environment where children feel supported and empowered to explore their world.
Our curriculum is based on the Principles, Practices and Outcomes of The Early Years Learning Framework, The National Quality Standards and our knowledge of each child as an individual, belonging to a family and member of a group within our centre.
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.
Our rooms are set up into different areas to encourage learning and play in small groups, which assist children to be more settled and allow for collaboration with other children and educators. Our learning areas include the art centre, dramatic play and home corner, construction, puzzles and games, book area, musical expression area, the writing centre and our outdoor environment.
At KU Kahibah 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.
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
In addition to the high quality well-rounded programs we offer, all KU centres are also encouraged to develop an area of specialisation.
At Kahibah Road, our specialisation is in relationships and wellbeing.
We believe that a child's relationships shape the way they view their world and this affects all areas of their development. Our program builds secure relationships with children and their families, built on solid foundations of mutual respect and trust. We respect and value children as capable and competent learners, and actively involve them in all decisions affecting them.
Our passionate RIE trained educators have worked exclusively with Infant and Toddler Specialist Katherine Bussey, transforming our environment and routines to provide large blocks of uninterrupted time for exploration, investigation and wonder.
Children benefit from our area of specialisation as they gain the ability to both recognise and regulate their emotions and identify and respond to the emotions of others. The development of these skills contributes to feelings of satisfaction and willingness to attempt new challenges and achieve success, which are integral to lifelong learning.
Our centre has been independently assessed by the NSW Department of Education 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 Kahibah Road is like no other child care centre. The educators are genuinely excited to see each children as they arrive in the morning, greeting them with a smile, a cuddle or an opportunity to share a story. There is so much warmth at the centre, with each staff member giving their own unique ability to connect with the children on individual levels. The children learn from the educators about how to develop relationships with each other and how to strengthen their friendships, by encouraging exploration and play. It is such a delight to watch your children grow under the guidance of the staff at KU Kahibah Road.” - KU Kahibah Road Parent
"I cannot speak highly enough about the outstanding care KU Kahibah Road has provided for our three children over the past three and a half years. From the very outset, staff have always demonstrated tremendous respect for each child as an individual and have gone to so much effort to get to know them (and our family) personally. As a result, our children have formed some great relationships with their educators and this reflects in how calm and settled our children are in attending the centre. Staff have been extremely accommodating to meet the specific needs of our children, with regards to both their physical and emotional well-being. We also value the fact that educational opportunities are embedded within play or daily care routines. It brings us great peace of mind to know that our children are safe, happy, and well cared for in such a positive environment whilst we are at work." - KU Kahibah Road 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.
KU Kahibah Road is a state of the art building, with environmentally friendly facilities and a large, landscaped play area within a tranquil parkland setting.
Our playground is designed to allow children to explore nature and discover the natural environment. We want children to be able to dig in the mud, climb trees, discover and learn about insects and enjoy connecting with nature. The many activities we offer enable children to immerse themselves in the natural elements of their surroundings 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 Kahibah Road, we began our journey to develop our centre’s RAP in 2019 and we are proud to launch it here.