At KU, children find their voice. From their very first visit, until they transition to school, KU children discover their sense of self and learn to respect others. Curious and social, they’re ready for the world. They’re happy with who they are, and interested in who you are. No matter how big the conversation, they have their say. Throughout KU’s 130 services, children experience high quality early education preschool, child care, early intervention and inclusion programs, and small acts of kindness happen every day. They learn it’s OK to be different, and we can all be different, together.
A safe calm community of children, parents and educators. All KU centres have been independently assessed against the National Quality Standard as amongst the highest quality in the country, and the results speak for themselves.
But perhaps what matters most is what our parents say about KU, and what we like to call the KU difference…
“The environment, activities and programs are of the highest quality. The educators' enthusiasm and dedication reflects in their bond with the children and parents. The kids aren’t just cared for, they flourish.” - Little Stars at Bourke parent
"Enrolling my kids at the Joey Club is undoubtedly one of the best decisions that we have made as parents. I am reassured every day when we walk through the doors into a happy, peaceful and inspiring space, that my kids are getting a great start to life. The education program is exceptional and the children have amazing resources and creative spaces to play in and explore. The team is very community oriented, it is very comforting to see my kids being treated so respectfully and warmly." - The Joey Club Melbourne parent
“The warmth, love, care and nurturing environment provided by all the staff is of the highest quality I have ever seen. You know the preschool is fantastic when your child’s face beams into a large smile when talking about their teachers. How wonderful for the children in their care." - KU Briar Cottage parent
Even though KU centres are part of one of the largest and most trusted early education organisations, you will notice right away that no two centres are the same. Each centre is unique, and offers its own opportunities to explore and reflect the local community.
Some KU centres are located in historically listed converted old churches, some are new, shiny and purpose-built, some KU programs are even run in the bush or on the beach.. . and that’s just how we like it!
Since 1895, KU has been and proudly remains a not for profit organisation. 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.