Reconciliation Action Plan
A Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is a formal statement of commitment to reconciliation. The Narragunnawali RAP framework outlines a whole-scale approach to driving reconciliation by building relationships, respect and opportunities in the classroom, around the school or early learning service and with the community.
Be You is the national mental health in education initiative delivered by Beyond Blue, in collaboration with Early Childhood Australia and headspace. Be You supports educators from early learning services and schools to develop a positive, inclusive and resilient learning community where every child, young person, educator and family can achieve their best possible mental health.
Educators provide opportunities for children to learn about all the interconnected dimensions of sustainability, understanding that sustainability goes beyond learning in nature and being involved in nature conservation. Children are supported to appreciate that sustainability embraces social and economic sustainability – as well as environmental sustainability – and to engage with concepts of social justice, fairness, sharing, democracy and citizenship. ‘EYLF 2.0’
Child Safe Standards/Series
The child safe standards provide a benchmark against which organisations can assess their child safe capacity and set performance targets. The Standards provide tangible guidance for organisations to drive a child safe culture, adopt strategies and act to put the interests of children first, to keep them safe from harm.
The 10 Child Safe Standards are:
Child safety is embedded in organisational leadership, governance and culture
Children participate in decisions affecting them and are taken seriously
Families and communities are informed and involved
Equity is upheld and diverse needs are taken into account
People working with children are suitable and supported
Processes to respond to complaints of child abuse are child-focused
Staff are equipped with the knowledge, skills and awareness to keep children safe through continual education and training
Physical and online environments minimise the opportunity for abuse to occur
Implementation of the Child Safe Standards is continuously reviewed and improved
Policies and procedures document how the organisation is child safe.
The Office of the Children’s Guardian is an independent statutory body that promotes the interests, safety and rights of children and young people in NSW. The core functions of the Office of the Children’s Guardian include administering Working With Children Checks, Reportable Conduct Scheme and implementation of the Child Safe Standards.
The SAFE series program aims to reduce the potential for children to be harmed by helping them recognise situations where they feel scared or unsafe. It also provides them with ways to alert responsible adults and caregivers to how they are feeling, so that they are better protected.
Early Learning Languages Australia
ELLA is a digital, play-based language learning program for preschool children. This Australian Government initiative inspires children by driving a genuine interest in a new language and culture. ELLA is an exciting digital language learning program for preschoolers. It opens up a world of cultural possibilities for children early in life.
Children learn one of thirteen languages using play-based apps called The Polyglots. (A polyglot is someone who is multilingual.) They use the apps on tablet devices at preschool. The apps were designed with help from language, early childhood and technology experts. The apps have a cast of colourful characters – the Polyglots – who introduce children to a new language through digital play. Experiences match young children’s interests, like cooking, art, building, role-play and music. This means that the apps are as engaging as they are educational.
A new language
Cognitive and social skills
Carey Bay Preschool are using the padlet platform for families to have access to important information, resources and links to support their involvement in the preschool.