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What we are doing

At Children’s Ground, we decided that the status quo was unacceptable.

We work with each child in every family in a community to realise their aspirations for the cultural, social and economic wellbeing of the next generation. Education and opportunity are at the very heart of our approach, which involves working with Traditional Custodians and Elders as they lead the way in implementing the Children's Ground Platform. 

The Children's Ground Integrated Learning and Wellbeing platform tackles the social, structural and economic determinants and inequities that currently underpin the devastating life experiences of children living in communities of extreme economic poverty. We respond to the multi-level influences on children's development and life from pre-birth to 25 years. 

The service system is designed to create a safe environment for children and families. This is achieved by priviledging  and respecting the First Language of the individual well as their culture and identity. The culture and identity of a child is fundamental to their learning and wellbeing.  

Learning and Wellbeing

Stage 1: Early years and primary aged (growing as the children grow)
  • Structured play groups
  • Early Childhood education, curriculum development and resource development
  • Individual Learning and Wellbeing plans
  • After Hours Education and extra curricular programs  
  • Delivery of Early Childhood Learning for families tailored to the needs of each site and location
  • First Nations Education Group meet regularly to articulate a comprehensive First Nations learning approach and curriculum
  • Resource Development
  • Documentation of the story and development as it unfolds.  

Family health and wellbeing

  • Health education and promotion (integrating with learning and culture)
  • Family health planning and support, including maternal and early childhood health
  • Nutrition
  • Social and emotional wellbeing services with a focus on responding to trauma
  • First Nations health and wellbeing practices
  • Environmental health
  • Consumer control and health literacy

Economic development and wellbeing

  • Employment
  • Training
  • Enterprise
  • Curriculum and skills development for future employment

Cultural and creative development and wellbeing

  • Creative arts in learning
  • Art for therapy
  • Art for enteprise
  • Music and dance and visiting artists program
  • First Nations cultural knowledge and practice

Community development and wellbeing

  • A multigenerational Community Centre
  • Community governance and engagement
  • Support for the role of young men and women in strengthening community wellbeing
  • Celebrations
  • Events that strengthen the social fabric, promoting safety and wellbeing
  • Celebrating local knowledge and history

This is what First Nations parents and grandparents have been asking for and working to achieve - for decades.

This is what we demand of ourselves to deliver, in partnership with many, until that future is secure for all children in our country.


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