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We need your help to improve the Inclusion Support Programme.

Register to participate in the Outcomes Measurement Project
The Inclusion Support Programme is designed to increase inclusion of all children within early and middle childhood services like yours across Australia. We want to find out what you as educators think is working well and how it can be further strengthened to support you, so we are asking people working in services and Inclusion Professionals to complete a survey.
What you tell us will help us understand the best ways of supporting inclusive practice in early and middle childhood services across Australia. To thank you for your time, Macquarie University is offering a prize draw for a chance to win one of 5 vouchers for educational materials for your service. To find out more click here



The transition to the new Child Care Subsidy is under way.  

The package introduces the new Child Care Subsidy payment which replaces both the Child Care Benefit and the Child Care Rebate payments.

For more information click here.

NSW/ACT Inclusion Agency

KU Children’s Services, Include Me and Gowrie NSW, are proud to deliver the NSW/ACT Inclusion Agency as part of the Inclusion Support Programme.

Regional Inclusion Hubs have been set up across the state and territory to provide free tailored support to early childhood and child care services through:
  • Onsite visits to observe and discuss service strengths, challenges and barriers to inclusion
  • Supporting educators to analyse policies, programs and practices and to reflect on changes that can be made to support inclusion
  • Providing practical advice, strategies and possible solutions to inclusion barriers
  • Facilitating the development of the services Strategic Inclusion Plan (SIP) that identify strategies for change and growth
  • Inclusion Professionals will support educators to learn about inclusion, access ISP supports and support diversity.



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What is Inclusion?

Inclusion recognises the right of every child to participate meaningfully in all aspects of community life. Inclusion happens when children are viewed as capable and valued contributors.

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Cultural Diversity

Inclusive early childhood and child care services welcome and value every child and their family. Inclusion is being respectful and responsive to culture.

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Programme Supports

The ISP assists early childhood and child care services to include children with additional needs alongside their peers, through the provision of tailored inclusion advice and support from Inclusion Agencies and access to funded support and specialist equipment where required.

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