Goodstart ANU


Our vision to support, encourage, nurture and guide the children, families and educators within our service to learn and develop at the ability and pace that they are comfortable with. We respect, encourage and include all families’ cultures and dynamics within our service, and are committed to providing a welcoming environment and ensuring that everyone feels a valued part of the Goodstart Early Learning ANU family. We respect the ideas, beliefs and contributions of the First Peoples of Lands across Australia, including the Traditional Custodians of the Land on which our service stands.

Our vision for the community is to be supportive and involved, as we believe that through our community connections we provide our children with a sense of belonging in the world around them.

We wish to acknowledge and invite Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all cultures, into our service.

We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians, with unique cultures, languages and spiritual relationships to the lands and seas. We are strongly committed to improving the lives of children and to upholding the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children to be cared for by and remain connected to their families, communities and cultures. 

Goodstart Early Learning ANU is committed to ensuring that, on our reconciliation journey, children are central to all that we do, as well as to strengthening family connections, to fostering respectful relationships, to valuing diverse knowledge’s and perspectives, to pursuing social justice, and to be persistent in working towards positive change. 

We acknowledge the hurt, dislocation and disadvantage experienced by Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander peoples as a result of colonisation. Goodstart Early Learning ANU seeks to help redress some of that disadvantage through a comprehensive and respectful education for all children. We also acknowledge the advantages and benefits that can result from reconciliation, and how this can enhance our centre. 

Early learning service
November 2020 to November 2021
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in the Classroom 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
Curriculum Planning View
Inclusive Policies View
Staff Engagement with RAP View
Celebrate RAP Progress View
Early Years Learning Framework - Early Learning Specific View