Our Program and Approach
At KU Newport, we aim to provide the best possible foundation for the development of each child. We recognise that families are a child’s first and most influential educators and we promote strong connections between children, families and communities.
We support children’s secure attachment by developing consistent, warm and nurturing relationships that bridge the gap between home and preschool. We believe that young children learn best through play, and that parents and staff should form a partnership to promote and encourage each child’s learning, nurturing their individual strengths and interests.
We help children to develop knowledgeable and confident self-identities by teaching them how to interact with others with care, empathy and respect. We aim for children to become confident and involved learners by supporting them to develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, co-operation, confidence, creativity, enthusiasm and imagination.
At KU Newport, 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.
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 Newport has a level of professionalism that would be hard to beat and we are very happy knowing our children are part of the establishment." - KU Newport Parent
"I think the service and care that KU Newport provides is absolutely top notch and has exceeded any expectation I have had from any preschool." - KU Newport 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.
We run an indoor/outdoor program where the children are free to move about as they wish, giving them extended time to build on their interests through play.
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, a natural water course with river stones to move about and dam the water flow, 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 Newport, we began our journey to develop our centre’s RAP in 2019 and we are proud to launch it now. Please view it here.