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 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
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.