Tillys Play and Development Centre - Greta

Early learning service
August 2021 to August 2022

Tillys Play & Development Centre - Greta acknowledges and values the wisdom, strength, cultural histories, heritages, traditions and resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

We acknowledge that reconciliation is an ongoing journey that we are committed to and recognise that this journey presents opportunities to responsively address the underrepresentation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Early Childhood Education and Care programs, as well as the discrimination and injustices Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have, and continue to, experience since colonisation.

We acknowledge that a service that has strong relationships and connections to Country, knowledge and people supports wellbeing for individuals and communities. Our vision and commitment are for genuine relationships, strong partnerships and connected communities and organisations which contribute to our centre providing respectful, responsive and culturally relevant services. Thus, creating and embracing unity between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and other Australian, we hope that through this sense of unity and building of strong connections that we may help to maintain a national culture that represents equality and equity.

Our vision is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultural identities to be actively respected. Our vision is that our community embraces Elders, past, present and future for the knowledge and wisdom they hold and share, and that all members of our educational community, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, feel a sense of being, belonging and becoming in our community.

As we moved forward and strive to reconciliation, we must remember that these actions are present in our minds, actions and hearts of all Australians which in turn will help create a national that is strengthened by respectful relationships in the wider community.