Supporting Aboriginal children
The department has partnered with the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC) to develop a range of resources for services that provide early childhood education and care to Aboriginal children.
As Aboriginal people are the Traditional Custodians of NSW, we refer to Aboriginal people. The department’s Aboriginal programs and services are available, without question, to Torres Strait Islander peoples.
These resources review and consider the National Quality Framework (NQF) in a way that's more relevant to services which provide:
early childhood education and care (ECEC) to Aboriginal children
support to these children’s families and communities
give ongoing guidance and reference for services implementing the NQF into daily practice
are available to all service providers and ECEC staff.
Running a deadly service
Culture and the National Quality Framework
- Checklist of obligations under the National Quality Framework (PDF, 457KB)
- Getting to know the National Quality Framework (PDF, 665KB)
- A refresh on the National Quality Framework: tool for educators (PDF, 658KB)
- Embedding Indigenous perspectives in ECEC services: an article by Michelle Hamilton
Providing a deadly service for our Jarjums
- Providing a deadly service for our Jarjums/Boori: quality improvement workbook (PDF, 1.3MB)
- What does the National Quality Framework mean for our children? (PDF, 566KB)
Grants and funding
Information to support families
We've produced a flyer for parents and carers that details the importance of ECEC for Aboriginal children.
Download the flyer: It's important our Jarjums continue to learn and grow (PDF, 477KB)
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day: Q&A Panel