The Indigenous Cultural Hub provides resources and support for ECCC services in NSW and the ACT to build their capacity to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families. The resources will support educators to develop more inclusive practices, policies and processes.

The Early Years Learning Framework emphasises the importance of cultural competency to support the development of every child’s sense of ‘belonging, being and becoming’. Whether you are a current educator, or training to be an educator, you should always be looking to learn more about other cultural practices and develop skills for communication, and interactions across cultures.

To find out more please contact your local Inclusion Agency Hub.

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ICH Overview

This academic factsheet explains 8 Aboriginal Ways of Learning as one view of Indigenous cultural competence and why it is important for those working with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students.

8 Aboriginal Ways of Learning

This academic factsheet explains 8 Aboriginal Ways of Learning as one view of Indigenous cultural competence and why it is important for those working with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students.

A NSW Aboriginal Education Timeline 1788-2007

This timeline briefly outlines some turning points and events in NSW institutional Aboriginal education from 1788 to 2007.

Celebrating Cultural Diversity in Early Childhood Services

Educators need to always be looking to learn more about other cultural practices and developing skills for communication, and interactions across cultures.

Cultural Connections Booklet

This resource focuses on cultural diversity in general. Clearly, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people occupy a unique place in our nation as the original custodians. While examples of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experiences have been given, we strongly urge you to access materials and resources written by Indigenous organisations. A list of these can be found in the resource sections of this booklet. (Child Australia)

Culturally Inclusive Service Assessment Tool for Early Childhood Services

How inclusive is your service of children and families?




 

How to give a Welcome to Country

NSW Public School teachers prompted the development of this document ‘Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement of Country’. It responds to needs expressed by teachers who want to show respect and understanding, and to acknowledge and promote Aboriginal education within their schools.

Including Aborignal Australia in your service

The aim of this article is to provide child care professionals with a starting point to begin exploring the importance of including and teaching about Aboriginal Australia in their service.


 

SNAICC EYLF Fact Sheets

The Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC) compiled this series of Good Practice Fact Sheets designed to give educators ideas for promoting, exploring and celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture whilst implementing the outcomes, principles and practices from the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).

The workbook and guide for school educators

This workbook has been designed for school-based educators, but contains worksheets that are also relevant questions early childhood educators need to ask.


 

Useful Links

Aboriginal Australia Map
This website is where you can purchase the Aboriginal Australia – a breakdown of Aboriginal people countries/boundaries across Australia.

Aboriginal Australia timeline of events
An overview of events dating back from colonisation to today – Poster format.

Aboriginal Land Council
As the State’s peak representative body in Aboriginal Affairs, the NSW Aboriginal Land Council aims to protect the interests and further the aspirations of its members and the broader Aboriginal community.

Australian Government Department of Education and Training

The Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS)
National research and information agency on children and families. Includes research, publications, online library and further links.

Care for Kids Ears  
The Care for Kids' Ears campaign has been designed and produced by the Australian Government to increase awareness of ear disease and hearing loss in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Crackerjack Education
Educational resources that are inclusive of culture.

Deadly Cards
The Deadly Cards explore Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture, evoking timeless ways of knowing and being.

Deadly Tots
These resources were developed as part of the 2011 Deadly Tots project, a communication strategy to share evidence based information.

Early Childhood Australia
Early Childhood Australia (ECA) has been a voice for young children since 1938, and is the peak early childhood advocacy organisation...

Early Childhood Intervention Australia
Early Intervention is very important for children with additional needs. This organisation will assist children with developmental delays and disabilities.

Eight Ways of Aboriginal learning poster 
A visual diagram illustrating the eight ways of Aboriginal learning.

EYLF Principle 5: Ongoing learning and reflective practice (specifically related to strengthening an awareness of Indigenous culture)
This resource aims to support educators to review their current practices in relation to the EYLF through collaborative team discussions and planning for change.

Gadi Mirrabooka Australian Aboriginal Tales from the Dreaming
Australian Aboriginal Dreamtime stories and Mythology.

Good Beginnings
This organisation builds better outcomes for children in vulnerable communities through effective early intervention programs. Good Beginnings provides free early…

Indigenous Resource Summary List
A summary of publications and resources and how to access them.

Kids Matter
This portal brings together a range of public resources about the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait…

Modern Teaching Aids
MTA now has a variety of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander resources…

Reconciliation Australia
Reconciliation is about building better relationships between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for the…

Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC) Resources
Resources to support inclusive practice Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Cultural Needs Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) Fact Sheets…

The Little Red Yellow and Black book 3rd Edition
This book provides an introduction to Indigenous Australia.

Welcome to Country and Acknowledgment of Country
NSW Public School teachers prompted the development of the Federation’s ‘Welcome to Country'/ 'Acknowledgement of Country’ information brochure.

Yarn Strong Sista
Yarn Strong Sista has been an integral part of the City of Port Phillips Indigenous programs and events for children…