Balmain Care for Kids

This RAP also includes:
  • Balmain Care for Kids OOSH
VISION FOR RECONCILIATION

Our vision is to respect and acknowledge the unique connection that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have with the Lands on which  early learning centres across Australia are situated, and help to build genuine, respectful relationships with all children and families who attend these centres. We are dedicated to ensuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are actively recognised for being Australia’s First Nations peoples and we are committed to gaining a deeper understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing and learning.

Our focus will be in developing genuine, respectful relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities of our Balmain Care for Kids (BCFK) community. We seek to embed an awareness of and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures into our programs that promotes an understanding of diversity and inclusiveness. It is hoped that as a result, a high degree of empathy  would develop in the relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous members of our community, and that a growing desire for reconciliation would be born. 

Balmain Care For Kids values Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the cultures and contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities can make to our centre and the wider community. We aspire to work towards a reconciled future where everyone is acknowledged, respected and involved. By engaging children, families and the wider community, we can work together towards an equal and equitable Australia. In order to foster reconciliation and respect difference and diversity, both personal and cultural, we all need to work together and form a bond to become an inclusive, accepting community. 

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Type
Early learning service
State/Territory
NSW
Duration
March 2020 to March 2021
Actions
Action
Early Years Learning Framework - Early Learning Specific View
Cultural Competence for Staff View
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in the Classroom View
My Time, Our Place (School Age Care) View
Celebrate National Reconciliation Week View
Teach about Reconciliation View
Welcome to Country View
Staff Engagement with RAP View
Acknowledgement of Country View
Inclusive Policies View
Curriculum Planning View
Explore Current Affairs and Issues View
Build Relationships with Community View
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags View
Take Action Against Racism View
Celebrate RAP Progress View
RAP Launch View
Reconciliation Projects View
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