Posted September 2023

KU Children’s Services has been recognised as an Employer of Choice at The Australian Business Awards 2023 for the eighth consecutive year. KU has received this accolade after becoming the first early education provider in the country to receive this prestigious award in 2016.

Receiving the award eight years in a row highlights KU’s outstanding commitment to employee wellbeing and culture over an extended period and maintains KU’s reputation as one of Australia’s leading employers in the early childhood sector.

Ms Christine Legg, CEO of KU Children’s Services, accepted the award on behalf of KU and its more than 2,000 employees across over 120 services and programs.

“KU is incredibly proud to have been named as an Employer of Choice at The Australian Business Awards for eight consecutive years,” said Ms Legg.

“We’re committed to ensuring our workplace culture allows for people to thrive, innovate and develop lifelong careers, and we warmly welcome new staff into the KU family, invest in their future, and support them as people.”

“We remain firmly focused on living our values, and by placing our people at the heart of all we do, we constantly reimagine and co-create a world of work where our people and our purpose thrive in harmony in a supportive and inclusive culture.”

KU’s commitment to a thriving professional workforce is also reflected in the quality of their services which are ranked amongst the highest quality in the country – 76% of KU services have been independently rated as ‘Exceeding’ the National Quality Standard, compared to the national average of just 24% (Source: Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority).

The Australian Business Award for Employer of Choice recognises organisations that develop leading workplaces that maximise the full potential of their workforce through established policies and practices that demonstrate effective employee recruitment, engagement and retention.

Organisations were required to demonstrate their achievements across the key areas of Culture, Leadership and Strategy; Education, Training and Development; Performance, Recognition and Remuneration; and Health, Safety and Satisfaction. Entries were assessed through a robust and dynamic framework, enabling participating organisations to be benchmarked against world-class performance standards.

For more information about The Australian Business Award for Employer of Choice visit