Posted October 2021

KU Children’s Services is very proud to have been recognised as an Employer of Choice at The Australian Business Awards 2021. It is the sixth year in a row that KU has won this prestigious citation.

The award recognises KU as a leading employer that has maximised the full potential of their workforce through established policies and practices that demonstrate effective employee recruitment, engagement and retention.

After becoming the first early education provider to win the award six years ago, and with over 2,000 employees across 130 services, KU has established itself as one of the leading employers in early education in Australia. KU services foster a deep sense of belonging in staff, children, families and provide a unique early education experience where children are encouraged to discover their sense of self, learn to respect others and find their voice.

“KU is delighted to have been named as an Employer of Choice at The Australian Business Awards for six years in a row. As a sector leader, we recognise that our staff are our greatest assets and pride ourselves on our positive workplace culture that fosters innovation, recognises performance and provides development opportunities,” said CEO of KU Children’s Services, Ms Christine Legg. “We work together to consistently achieve quality early education for children, and encourage others to work alongside us to help strengthen our commitment to ensuring that every child experiences high quality early education,” said Ms Legg.

Entrant organisations were required to demonstrate their achievements across the key areas of Organisational Culture; Leadership and Strategy; Employee Education, Training and Development; Employee Health, Safety and Satisfaction; Performance Management; and Recognition and Remuneration.

Entries were then assessed through a rigorous and dynamic framework consisting of specialised assessment criteria and sub-criteria, enabling the participating organisations to be benchmarked against world class performance standards.

The key attributes of the ‘Employer of Choice Framework’ define the characteristics of high-performing, sector and industry leading organisations that provide a stimulating and supportive workplace.

For more information about the Employer of Choice winners at The Australian Business Awards 2021, visit