Our Program and Approach
A supported playgroup is a family program that aims to empower and support families who may experience vulnerabilities or isolation whilst caring for their young children. The program is run weekly in two hour sessions by KU's qualified early childhood educators and with regular engagement of various health therapists.
Our program is designed to enhance the development and wellbeing of your child and to prepare them for their next educational setting. During your enrolment in our program, we will provide you with a range of resources regarding your child’s developmental milestones and help you to build nurturing play interactions with your child. Should you need a referral to local health and community services, we would be happy to support you in this process.
Supported playgroup provides you and your child with opportunities to:
- Spend quality learning time together
- Enjoy our play-based activities and our educational equipment
- Discover your child’s interests and strengths
- Share your ideas with other families
- Learn about community services for families
- Receive referrals to other professionals
- Get additional individual support when needed
- Engage in excursions to parks or public areas
- Have lots of fun
We are proud of the high quality early learning sessions we offer, however what matters most is what our families think....
"KU Early Educators are always providing activities and resources to allow the children to learn through play." - KU Newcastle Supported Playgroup parent
"This playgroup, with the support from the educators, has allowed myself to gain confidence and be the best parent I can for my child." - KU Newcastle Supported Playgroup parent
Your feedback and satisfaction are of utmost importance to us. Please inform us if you have any suggestions, concerns or compliments.
Our Supported Playgroups Program is proudly funded by the NSW Government.