KU Ultimo

249-257 Bulwara Road
ULTIMO NSW 2007
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  • 02 9660 2202
  • Monday to Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm
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Our Program and Approach

At our centre childhood is celebrated. When children play and explore, their imagination and curiosity is sparked – they are learning through play, and are inspired to continue learning more through specialised experiences based upon their interests and motivations.

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. 

At KU Ultimo, 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 Specialisation

In addition to the high quality well-rounded programs we offer, all KU centres are also encouraged to develop an area of our specialisation.

At KU Ultimo, our specialisation is Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE) Approach, which is an inspired teaching practice for children aged 0-3 years.

We incorporate this into our program through the set-up of learning environments inspired by the RIE Approach and strongly focus on the importance of building secure relationships with the children, families and educators. Our work is inspired by the natural integrity of infants and the formative power of relationships in their lives. When allowed to unfold in their own way and in their own time, children discover, manifest and inspire the best in themselves and in others.

We feel that the children benefit from this specialisation, because they are honoured as equal members in relationships and, therefore, develop confidence and feel respected and valued for who they are. They learn to relate to others in a healthy way and make positive connections and relationships with others and the world. The children are empowered to lead their own learning and are supported to reach their full potential. We are dedicated to creating a culture of people who are authentic, resourceful and respectful.


Our Quality



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...

“My daughter has thrived at KU Ultimo. The care is warm and consistent. There is a lovely community among the children and whilst divided by room, they all know each other and treat each other with respect. Each child is well supported in their own individual needs.” – KU Ultimo parent

“The KU Ultimo learning philosophy our daughter has received over the last three and a half years has reaffirmed that we chose the best possible experience for her to commence her growth and development.” – KU Ultimo parent

Our Environment

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 Ultimo is located close to the CBD and is situated in a heritage building that has been converted from an old church. We have beautiful high ceilings that allow natural light to flow through the baroque glass windows.

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. 


Other Features

Child Care Rebate
Cooked Meal
Hat and Sunscreen
Lunch
Transition to School
Public Transport
Play-based Learning
Outdoor Play
Nappies
Storypark

photo of Kun Huang

Kun Huang

Director

Kun is a university qualified early childhood teacher with over nine years’ experience working with children and babies. She has been working at KU Ultimo since 2017. She is passionate about establishing and extending relationships with families and local communities and the positive impact this has on both the child and the family as a whole.

Our team of early childhood educators are qualified, experienced, caring and highly motivated. All hold specialist qualifications in early childhood education. We believe that the positive interactions children have with our staff are the most important component of our high quality program.

The daily fees for 2017 at KU Ultimo are:

  • Infants: $123
  • Toddlers: $123
  • Preschoolers: $119

In an increasingly competitive marketplace, KU has remained very proudly a not for profit provider. Our fees are designed to cover the operational costs of delivering the unique KU learning experience, and to ensure KU can continue delivering those experiences for many years to come.

Any surplus we may make is reinvested into our local staff, our high quality services, and ensuring our long term sustainability. KU does not distribute our profits to shareholders, or send them offshore.