KU to close Victorian office effective February 2023 in line with strategic growth plan
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KU to close Victorian office effective February 2023 in line with strategic growth plan

by Freya Lucas

December 19, 2022

KU Children’s Services announced the closure of its Victorian office in Fitzroy late on Friday, with education support staff and the business development team to be relocated to office space in two of its newly built early education services.


The closure will take place in mid February next year, with the provider assuring families, staff and stakeholders that the office closure “in no-way affects the ongoing operation of high-quality early childhood education and care services in the state.”


“We’re very proud to have partnered with Wyndham City Council to open two kindergartens – KU Dianella Kindergarten, Tarneit in January 2022 and in February 2023 we will officially open KU Birnbial in Manor Lakes North,” KU CEO Chris Legg explained.


“These newly constructed, state of the art buildings for children also contain bright, built for purpose office spaces that our Victorian support teams can enjoy. It’s for that reason that we have decided not to renew the lease for the office space in Fitzroy.”


When KU first leased the office space in 2018, she continued, the intention was to also use it to host professional development workshops, “however KU has pivoted, like many organisations, to online learning since the onset of COVID-19.”


Two individuals and one team will be affected by the closure – The KU Education and Quality Manager, the Education Support Manager, and the Business Development team.


The decision is in line with the organisation’s new three-year strategic plan which is described as “a blueprint for continued growth in the state,” which builds on KU’s more than 127 year history in Australia.


In Victoria specifically KU has been providing a range of services for the past 30 years including community-based and work-based childcare, kindergarten programs, Early Years Management programs, professional learning programs and consulting services.


KU is also contracted by Community Child Care Victoria along with Yooralla to provide inclusion support services in Victoria through the Victorian Inclusion Agency via the Commonwealth funded Inclusion Support Program.


“Our achievements over the past 30 years in Victoria are something that we are very proud of as an organisation,” Ms Legg said. 


“During this time, we have developed many positive and rewarding relationships with a great number of stakeholders. KU is excited to continue providing quality early education services in Victoria for many years to come.” 

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