Our Program and Approach
At KU The Chase, we recognise that each child is different, and we value their agency and need for solitude and social time through our flexible indoor and outdoor program.
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 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.
Our Special Interest
In addition to the high quality well-rounded programs we offer, all KU centres are also encouraged to develop an area of interest.
At KU The Chase, our special interest is to support and promote sustainability practices involving children and their families.
We incorporate this into our program through activities such as gardening vegetables with the children, playing in the mud kitchen and reading books on sustainability practices. We also have an interest in teaching children ways to reuse and recycle, for example, using empty boxes and containers for art and craft experiences.
We feel that the children benefit from this focus because learning to care and respect the environment promotes their sense of pride and belonging, as we support each other with a common goal and vision.
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...
"We love KU The Chase and have become a part of the community here. Our son really enjoys spending time learning through play, and feels very comfortable with the fantastic educators. I would recommend this to any family." - KU The Chase parent
“KU The Chase continues to provide the ideal nurturing and supportive environment for my children, who delight in the friendships, fun and discovery that every day brings.” - KU The Chase 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 The Chase is located within the Roseville Community Hall. This building has recently undergone wonderful renovations and boasts a naturally lit playroom with large skylights, allowing lots of natural light, as well as air conditioning to maintain a comfortable room temperature.
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 The Chase, we began our journey to develop our centre’s RAP in 2018 and we are proud to launch it now. Please view it here.