KU Sutherland Preschool Enrolling Now For 2020
Do you have a pre-schooler and are considering your preschool and childcare options for next year? A high-quality, community-based preschool education can help your child to build a strong foundation for lifelong learning, and as an added bonus, it can certainly help to ease some of the #mumguilt associated with saying farewell to your little one in the morning.
You might be looking at your child and thinking; “where did my baby go?” The preschool stage is a time when children are gaining independence and becoming more confident; they’re starting to develop and understand their role in the world.
At KU Sutherland Preschool childhood is celebrated. When they play and explore, children’s imagination and curiosity is sparked – they enjoy learning and are inspired to continue learning more.
“It’s all about harnessing those teachable moments; finding opportunities in everyday play, to explore new concepts and ideas.” Said Christine Legg, KU CEO. “We believe that the first five years of a child’s life are significant for their future growth and development, and we aim to help all children achieve their potential in their own individual way.”
Christine continued: “We embrace the values of the Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality Framework, which are reflected in our interactions, curriculum planning and documentation. Our aim is to create an environment where all children feel secure and confident and develop a sense of belonging.”
Quality Programs – Matching Interests with Learning
KU Sutherland Preschool delivers a play-based learning program that builds on children’s interests and strengths and acknowledges children as active contributors to their learning. Developmentally appropriate learning experiences are provided to encourage exploration, creativity and experimentation and extend on children’s existing knowledge.
KU Sutherland is unique in that it is a CCS Preschool, so the hours are longer than traditional preschool, and parents can claim the CCS (like a long day care). However, KU Sutherland Preschool offers an exclusively preschool and transition to school program.
Local parents with children attending KU Sutherland preschool are united in their praise for the Centre’s Educators; one parent said: “The educators are the best! They have quality programs and I love how they match the children’s interests with their learning, it makes them excited to learn.”
Another local mum said: “I am thrilled with the staff and the play learning environment. My child has thrived in the 16 months he has been there and has responded amazingly to the way they teach.”
The preschool learning program is led by University qualified Early Childhood Teachers. The educational programs take a holistic approach to the development of each individual child, extending their competencies and skills as they prepare to make the transition to school.
What Does The Preschool Program Look Like?
Children are encouraged to develop positive relationships and connections so that they begin to trust in their ability to take responsibility and challenge ideas.
Children are provided with the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of learning experiences and activities, including gardening, arts and crafts, music and movement, physical play, block building, sand and water play, science experiments, early numeracy activities such as counting and measurement, and early literacy activities such as reading, drawing and writing.
Other activities include group games where children can take ownership and be leaders in their play. Children are also encouraged to engage in small group experiences that build on their capabilities and confidence, as well as with their educators in caring for their learning environment through sustainability practices and caring for each other.
A Warm and Nurturing Environment
The learning environment is wholly nurturing with parents praising the warmth and encouragement their children receive.
“I would like to say how incredibly grateful we are for all the love, care and attention you express with my daughter.” Said one parent. “She treasures KU Sutherland and their consistent, responsive and respectful approach is helping her to feel safe and confident. Thank you.”
While another parent said: “Two of my three children have attended KU Sutherland Preschool. Both have been nurtured not only educationally, but also emotionally and socially and the time spent has given them a great head start for their life at school. I greatly look forward to when my third child will be attending.”
Offering extended preschool hours, from 8am until 4pm, KU Sutherland Preschool is also open over school holidays to ensure convenience for parents.
In addition, KU Sutherland Preschool has been independently assessed by the NSW Department of Education under the National Quality Standards and is proud to be rated as Exceeding the National Quality Standard.
KU Sutherland Preschool
- An educational, play-based curriculum
- A large, natural outdoor environment
- Experienced educators and high staff to child ratios
- A child-centred transition to school program
- A focus on sustainability and natural environments
- Rated as ‘Exceeding’ the National Quality Standard
KU Ticks All The Boxes
KU Sutherland Preschool really does tick so many boxes, and there’s no better time to secure a place for your child.
For more information visit www.ku.com.au
KU Sutherland Preschool
677 Old Princes Highway
KU Children’s Services is one of the largest not-for-profit providers of early childhood education and care and has around 140 centres across NSW, ACT, VIC & QLD. Established in 1895, KU draws on almost 125 years of experience and enriches the lives of more than 13,000 children each year. KU is one of Australia’s most experienced and respected providers and creates opportunities that encourage children to connect, wonder, explore and discover. KU services include preschools, long day care, vacation care, family programs and other early childhood education services.