Ellerman Long Day Care Centre

VISION FOR RECONCILIATION

Ellerman Childcare values the importance of reconciliation. Reconciliation is living in harmony, a place of acceptance, respect, inclusion, equality and equity amongst all. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as Custodians of Lands across Australia, and as the First Peoples of Australia. Through our reconciliation journey, we hope to foster unity between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

Early childhood education has a founding role in reconciliation. As educators we recognise our position to make powerful and valuable contributions to reconciliation. We take the responsibility to respectfully educate children and families about the continued significance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions to guide and initiate the reconciliation journey. 

It is our vision to create a greater understanding of the histories and contemporary issues faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples since colonisation, as well as of the continued strengths and resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures. We hope to facilitate an understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and aim to appropriately embed the cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples into our everyday curriculum.

Ellerman Childcare are committed to building relationships and working in partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Educators are committed to seeking further training to further our own understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders unique connections with the Land.We believe, as stated in the 2008 National Apology, that our reconciliation journey is about creating “a future based on mutual respect, mutual resolve and mutual responsibility.’’

We recognise that our Reconciliation Action Plan is a living document – a process that we must continue to work and reflect on. Reconciliation will continue to be our past, our present and our future.  

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Type
Early learning service
State/Territory
NSW
Duration
October 2018 to October 2019
Actions
Action
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in the Classroom View
Early Years Learning Framework - Early Learning Specific View
Reconciliation Projects View
Cultural Competence for Staff View
Welcome to Country View
Celebrate National Reconciliation Week View
Build Relationships with Community View
Teach about Reconciliation View
Explore Current Affairs and Issues View
Acknowledgement of Country View
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags View
Take Action Against Racism View
Inclusive Policies View
Staff Engagement with RAP View
Celebrate RAP Progress View
Curriculum Planning View
Visibly Demonstrate Respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures View
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