A Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is a formal commitment to reconciliation. At Balmain Care For Kids we have created a RAP on the Narragunnawali website. Narragunnawali supports all early learning services all over the country to develop a level of knowledge and pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions.
If you would like to access our RAP please click the link below:
Balmain Care for Kids RAP
Our Vision for Reconciliation:
Our vision is to respect and acknowledge the unique connection that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have with the Lands on which early learning centres across Australia are situated, and help to build genuine, respectful relationships with all children and families who attend these centres. We are dedicated to ensuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are actively recognised for being Australia’s First Nations peoples and we are committed to gaining a deeper understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing and learning.
Our focus will be in developing genuine, respectful relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities of our Balmain Care for Kids (BCFK) community. We seek to embed an awareness of and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures into our programs that promote an understanding of diversity and inclusiveness. It is hoped that as a result, a high degree of empathy would develop in the relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous members of our community, and that a growing desire for reconciliation would be born.
Balmain Care For Kids values Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the cultures and contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities can make to our centre and the wider community. We aspire to work towards a reconciled future where everyone is acknowledged, respected and involved. By engaging children, families and the wider community, we can work together towards an equal and equitable Australia. In order to foster reconciliation and respect difference and diversity, both personal and cultural, we all need to work together and form a bond to become an inclusive, accepting community.