Our Program and Approach
At KU Penrith, childhood is celebrated. When they play and explore, children's imagination and curiosity is sparked – they enjoy learning, and are inspired to continue learning more.
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 play-based program intentionally provides opportunities and activities based upon the Early Years Learning Framework, for your child to discover and pursue their own interests and strengths.
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.
At KU Penrith, we encourage children to laugh, think, question and learn. Their sense of self and confidence grows as they make connections with each other, and build warm, trusting relationships with our team.
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 Penrith we focus on relationships with children by building secure connections, with a focus on celebrating their individuality and personalities.
We incorporate this into our program through sustained quality interactions, small group activities, using the child’s voice in the program and educators using the circle of security method.
We feel that the children benefit from this focus because building secure foundations allows children to feel a sense of belonging and security. Having quality interactions means children are able to use their strengths and engage in learning.
Our centre has been independently assessed by the Department of Education NSW under the National Quality Standards, and are proud to be rated as Meeting the National Quality Standard.
However what matters most is what our families think...
“My two boys attend KU Penrith and they love it! They both settled in really easily, the teachers are just lovely and all the children are supported across all facets of education and care. I love StoryPark and seeing all the pictures about what the children do on a daily basis, and also the milestones that each parent can discuss with the staff and set for each child. Thank you KU Penrith - Xavier and Onyx are very lucky to be attending a quality preschool such as this, in these very important early learning and developmental years." - KU Penrith parent
"I was drawn to KU by the obvious experience of the staff and calmness during a few visits before enrolment. From the very first day, my daughter and I were welcomed as if we were part of the family, immediately feeling comfortable and at ease. My daughter has blossomed at KU over the past year, making new friends and forming strong connections with all staff. I could not be happier with our choice of KU Penrith Preschool." - KU Penrith 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 Penrith, we began our journey to develop our centre’s RAP in 2018 and we are proud to present it here.