Posted September 2022

KU Children’s Services is very proud to have been recognised as an Employer of Choice at The Australian Business Awards 2022. It is the seventh consecutive year the organisation has received this accolade after becoming the first early education provider to win the award in 2016.

With more than 2,000 employees working across 130 early education and care services, KU is firmly established as one of Australia’s leading employers in the early childhood sector.

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.

Ms Christine Legg, CEO of KU Children’s Services, gratefully accepted the award on behalf of the organisation that has been providing high quality educational programs to young children since its establishment in 1895.

“KU is delighted to have been named as an Employer of Choice at The Australian Business Awards for seven years in a row. As a sector leader, we recognise our staff are our greatest assets. We take pride in our positive workplace culture that fosters innovation, recognises performance, and provides professional development opportunities,” said Ms 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.

All organisations entering the awards were required to demonstrate 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 judged 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 leading organisations that provide a stimulating and supportive workplace.

For more information about the Employer of Choice winners at The Australian Business Awards 2022, visit