Our Philosophy and Rating

Our Philosophy

Bubup Womindjeka Family and Children’s Centre respectfully acknowledges the Bunurong people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of this land upon which our service is located.  In paying respect to all Aboriginal community Elders, past and present, who have resided in the area and have been an integral part of its history, we acknowledge their proud and resilient cultures; ongoing connections to land, sea and sky.

‘We thank the traditional owners
For letting us share their land.
We promise to look after it,
The animals, people and land.
Hello Land, Hello Sky, Hello Me & Hello Friends’

In relation to children, we:
In relation to educators, we:
In relation to families, we:
In relation to the community, we:
Our educational practices are guided by both the National and Victorian Curriculum Frameworks and the National Quality Standards. Throughout our organisation we embed the Child Safe Standards and the Code of Ethics.
As an integrated early learning community, we are in a unique position to celebrate and explore a diverse range of cultures including those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with our children, families, team members and the wider community. Our vision for reconciliation is to embrace Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and respectfully embed these into our daily practices in rich and meaningful ways.

To support our educators with respectfully embed aboriginal perspectives into the learning program, we utilise the below commitments to inform our practice:

Guidance and Knowledge from Elders:
We commit to partner with local representatives of the Traditional Custodians of the Land for cultural heritage advice and authentic implementation. We will actively reflect on our current level of cultural competence and through these partnerships we seek to extend our knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
Care for Country
We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ strong spiritual and cultural connection to land, country, sea and water and we will foster opportunities to grow our understanding and participation in caring for country.
Presence in Learning Environment
We are committed to welcoming Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people into our service to work alongside our educators and children in the learning environment. Having an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander presence in the learning environment is vital when teaching about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.
Critical Reflection
We are committed to reflecting on the progress made in the growth of knowledge and pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions in our early learning community. We will track our progress, continually revisit our commitments, and celebrate our achievements, while generating new ideas to develop and sustain our vision for reconciliation into the future.

‘As we grow, so will our vision and journey for reconciliation.’

Our Rating.

In our assessment and rating visit in 2019 we achieved a rating of ‘meeting national quality standards’ with an ‘exceeding’ rating in 10 out of the 15 standards.