Our Program and Approach
At KU Wentworthville, we believe that the early years in a child’s life determine much of their future development. We aim to provide a happy, stimulating, caring and safe environment, which caters to the needs of children, families, staff and the wider community.
We believe in providing an educational program that values each child as an individual and we promote positive self-identity in all children. We recognise that children come from a range of different cultural, linguistic and family backgrounds and include this knowledge in our understanding of each child.
At KU Wentworthville, 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 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 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 Wentworthville, our special interest is our outdoor environment.
The centre’s playground is very large and aesthetically pleasing and is an obvious feature of the centre. It includes many natural elements such as grass, rocks, trees, plants, kitchen garden, sand and a digging patch.
The outdoor area and program supports children to engage in exploration, discovery, problem solving, imagination, communication and collaboration. Our outdoor environment supports a number of sustainability practices including recycling, re-using, composting, worm farming and gardening. Food and cooking experiences are supported by the centre’s kitchen garden.
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...
“The KU Wentworthville educators are well grounded in their knowledge of child development. They are warm, friendly and positive people and we feel secure and confident keeping our child in their care and guidance. They are keen observers too.” – KU Wentworthville parent
“The best decision I made was to send my daughter to KU Wentworthville Preschool. The teachers are exceptional and my daughter thrived there. The centre is well organised, with a great educational program. I highly recommend the preschool.” - KU Wentworthville 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 Wentworthville caters for 25 children per day and is located in a quiet street, among trees and close to parkland. The centre has been operating in the local community for over 45 years.
We have a beautiful outdoor environment, which is very large, allowing children lots of space to run and explore. Our playground, which was redesigned and updated last year, is planned to maximise the use of the natural environment and allow children to play and investigate.
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, plants, mud, leaves and bark.
We provide an ever-changing array of challenging and interesting activities and equipment, explored by children and educators together. These activities help with the development of children’s gross motor skills and experiences such as climbing, jumping and physical play, enhancing their overall health and wellbeing as they discover their strengths and abilities and 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 Wentworthville, we began our journey to develop our centre’s RAP in 2018 and we are proud to launch it here.