KU Village Green

109 Bella Vista Drive
BELLA VISTA NSW 2153
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  • 02 8850 6775
  • Monday to Friday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Babies Toddlers Preschoolers

Our Program and Approach

At KU Village Green, we believe in providing a friendly, welcoming, safe and inspiring learning environment for children, educators and families. We strive to meet the strengths, interests and needs of all children by providing open-ended learning experiences that foster curiosity and wonder, as children learn about their environment and make sense of the world around them.

Our centre is a welcoming and nurturing space where children are supported to be their own, unique selves, growing and developing a sense of belonging and empowerment. We recognise and respect that all families have differing values, beliefs and attitudes and we encourage and value family input into our program.

At KU Village Green, we are proud of our reputation within the local community of providing rich education and care that concentrates on individual children in a family-focused and supportive way. Our team understands the local community and embraces individual family needs.

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, using technologies in play, 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.


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 specialisation.

At KU Village Green, we specialise in relationships and attachment, as we believe strong, secure and consistent relationships equip children with a sense of belonging, purpose and self-worth.

We incorporate this into our program through flexible routines, consistency of team who are available to support children continuously throughout the day and opportunities for children to make real choices throughout the day, including progressive meal times and small groups. Our environments are set up to support relationships, encourage communication and extend learning through play. We provide a comprehensive orientation and transition to care and between rooms to enable children to feel secure and to settle at their own pace.

We feel that the children benefit from this specialisation, because every child is an individual and it establishes the foundations for successful relationships throughout life, as each child feels valued and supported.


Our Quality


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...

“I have no hesitation in recommending KU Village Green to any parents thinking of bringing their child here. The environment is stimulating, the activities are well thought out and very responsive to the children’s needs, and the staff are genuinely happy to be at work – you can tell they love children.” – KU Village Green parent

“I highly recommend KU Village Green for the type of care the team provides, play-based activities they organise and the nutritious food they offer. The team is really friendly and helpful.” – KU Village Green 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.

Our centre looks out onto extensive parklands and we conduct routine excursions and community walks to enable children to explore natural environments and feel connected to the local community. Nature walks provide opportunities for children to look for beetles and bugs, coloured leaves, observe birds, discover nests, explore the textures of nature and extend motor skills, including safely climbing trees.

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 Village Green, we began our journey to develop our centre’s RAP in 2018 and we are proud to launch it now. Please view it here.


Other Features

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

photo of Jane Thorpe

Jane Thorpe

Director

Jane is a university qualified early childhood teacher with over 25 years’ experience working with children and babies. She has been working at KU Village Green since May 2017. She has extensive knowledge of play-based learning and has a strong interest in sustainability and community relationships.

Our team of early childhood educators are qualified, experienced, caring and highly motivated. All hold specialist qualifications in early childhood education. Our team speak a variety of community languages and diversity is highly valued and respected within our centre. We believe that the warm and positive interactions children have with our staff are the most important component of our high quality program.


The daily fees for 2019 at KU Village Green Children's Centre are:

  • Infants: $135.50
  • Toddlers: $135.50
  • Preschoolers: $129

This is the full daily fee. If you are entitled to Child Care Subsidy, this will reduce the daily fee you are charged.

In an increasingly competitive marketplace, KU has remained very proudly a not-for-profit provider of quality education for more than 120 years. Like all early childhood education providers, our costs continue to be subject to market factors such as CPI, salary costs, Government funding and the requirements of the National Quality Framework.

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, continually improving the quality of our services, and ensuring our long-term sustainability. KU does not distribute our profits to shareholders or send them offshore.

About Child Care Subsidy

Child Care Subsidy is the main payment to assist families with the costs of childcare. It is paid directly to the childcare provider and passed onto families as a fee reduction wherever families meet the criteria. The level of subsidy you receive, as well as the number of hours you will be subsidised, depends on your individual family’s circumstances.

If you do not already have one, you will need a MyGov account linked to Centrelink to claim any subsidy you may be eligible for, and to find out more information, you can speak to your service Director or visit www.education.gov.au.