Kids’ Uni is operated by UOW Pulse Ltd. We are a not-for-profit organisation that is active across a diverse range of operations on UOW campuses. We have a strong commitment to high quality care and education for children. This means that we commit to :
Ongoing reflective practice and continuous improvement.
Working in partnership with families and community.
Respecting and valuing our team as professionals.
Giving children a voice.
Investing in children.
A bright future.
We also provide services to University of Wollongong students and staff. Please note: There is a waitlist at our various locations, which you can access here.
UOW students and staff may be eligible for additional discounts and fee support, and in some cases, their fees can be fully subsidised, resulting in free education and care for their child/children.
Our educational programs are individualised for each child and are aligned with our national curriculum document, the Early Years Learning Framework. Relationship are at the foundation of learning for children and at Kids Uni. We know that children, like adults, cannot learn until they are calm, safe and secure.
We run a play based program because research tells us that children develop neural pathways in their brain up to 20 times more quickly when they are learning through play! We know as adults we learn more quickly when we are engaged in something that we love to do. Literacy, numeracy and other key learning areas are intentionally weaved throughout our daily program based on the children’s interests.
When we are supporting children in their transition to school we focus on dispositions for learning that will support lifelong learning. Children who are resilient, curious, reflective and respectful will be set up to be successful learners. We also focus on supporting children’s social and emotional development so that they can thrive in school classrooms. We work on skills such as turn taking, conflict resolution, problem solving and developing friendships because children with strong social and emotional development will make a smoother transition into kindergarten.
We recognise that families know their child best and so there are many opportunities for families to contribute to our programs. We communicate with families daily and we want to work in partnership with you to develop a program for your child that is responsive and sensitive to each family.
At Kids’ Uni we are advocates for families and children. Therefore we actively participate in National frameworks that are in place to improve quality and to keep children safe.
The National Quality Framework in Early Education and Care aims to raise quality and drive continuous improvement. It includes the National Education and Care Services National Law and Regulations, the National Quality Standards and the National Quality Rating and Assessment process. We are proud that all of our services are rated as Exceeding the National Quality Standards across all quality areas. You can look up our ratings, and ratings for other services here:
Kids Uni is also proudly a Child Safe Organisation. We have adopted the National Child Safe Standards and we have extensive policies and practices in place to protect children and keep them safe. A child safe organisation puts the best interests of children and young people first.
“A child safe organisation means that the place where our children spend time is safe from physical, sexual, psychological, ill-treatment and neglect. A child safe place will have established rules to make sure children and young people are kept safe” (Office of the Children’s Guardian). You can learn more about the National Child Safe Standards here: