Cultural Inclusion is dedicated to Aboriginal and Tores Strait Islander inclusion through all facets of the early childhood sector.

FAQ’s
Closing the gap between different Australian cultures and making a positive change to our future generations starts with early childhood education and care. If children are taught acceptance and inclusion at a young age they will grow up in an all-inclusive world, and the world will truly be a better place. Educators will need to learn more about inclusion than simply the nationally recognised qualifications and skills. Sometimes the learning will need to take place in an environment that is resistant to, or displays a sense of caution towards change. Educators need passion. Educators need to be culturally appropriate and flexible to the learning needs of Australia’s most important asset – our children.
Items may take up to 3-4 weeks for delivery as our unique resources are made from remote and isolated authentic materials and shipped from the Torres Straits (and Australia) to your door.
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The National Quality Standard (NQS) is a key aspect of the NQF. The NQS consists of seven quality areas, each containing standards and elements, that children's education and care services are assessed and rated against. The seven quality areas covered by the National Quality Standard are: •Educational program and practice •Children’s health and safety •Physical environment •Staffing arrangements •Relationships with children •Collaborative partnerships with families and communities •Leadership and service management

Assessment of services

The National Quality Standard (NQS) promotes continuous quality improvement. Children's education and care services covered under the Education and Care Services National Law are assessed and rated against the NQS. The process reflects a uniform approach to assessment and reporting across the range of service settings. The relevant regulatory authority in each state and territory undertakes the assessment and rating process. It is also the point of contact for any questions services may have about the assessment and rating process.

The National Quality Standard ratings

Ratings promote transparency and accountability and help parents assess the quality of education and care services available. Every service receives a rating for each quality area and an overall rating. These ratings must be displayed by each service and are published on the ACECQA and the MyChild websites. There are five rating levels within the national quality rating and assessment process:

•Excellent rating, awarded by ACECQA •Exceeding National Quality Standard •Meeting National Quality Standard •Working Towards National Quality Standard •Significant Improvement Required

- See more at: https://www.acecqa.gov.au/national-quality-framework/assessments-and-ratings#sthash.c3UOZ258.dpuf

Australian Schools Curriculum:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are strong, rich and diverse. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identity is central to this priority and is intrinsically linked to living, learning Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, deep knowledge traditions and holistic world view. A conceptual framework based on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ unique sense of Identity has been developed as a structural tool for the embedding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures within the Australian curriculum. This sense of Identity is approached through the interconnected aspects of Country/Place, People and Culture. Embracing these elements enhances all areas of the curriculum. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander priority provides opportunities for all learners to deepen their knowledge of Australia by engaging with the world’s oldest continuous living cultures. This knowledge and understanding will enrich their ability to participate positively in the ongoing development of Australia.
The National Quality Standard (NQS) promotes continuous quality improvement. Children's education and care services covered under the Education and Care Services National Law are assessed and rated against the NQS. The process reflects a uniform approach to assessment and reporting across the range of service settings. The relevant regulatory authority in each state and territory undertakes the assessment and rating process. It is also the point of contact for any questions services may have about the assessment and rating process.
Ratings promote transparency and accountability and help parents assess the quality of education and care services available. Every service receives a rating for each quality area and an overall rating. These ratings must be displayed by each service and are published on the ACECQA and the MyChild websites. There are five rating levels within the national quality rating and assessment process:

• Excellent rating, awarded by ACECQA • Exceeding National Quality Standard • Meeting National Quality Standard • Working Towards National Quality Standard • Significant Improvement Required

Torres Strait Islander
“Traditional Experiences 1”
A selection of traditional
cooking, craft activities
and songs
“During an ACECQA Assessor visit to my service they immediately asked to see our Torres Strait Islander Resources used in the centre. I went on to purchase a range of resources from Cultural Inclusions ensure this need was met”.
Andrea, Director Little Zebras Childcare Centre QLD
”Having the resources from Cultural Inclusions gave me more confidence to talk to the children about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture as I did not want to be seen as tokenistic”
LinkyWano, educator
“Cecelia came into our service and did a Torres Strait Islander demonstration with the children and staff. It was fantastic to see the children learning the language, songs and dance with her”.
Josh, Our Lady of the Assumption Vacation Care provider
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