Bicultural Support for Preschools
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Bicultural Support for Preschools

Sector Development Program, NSW Department of Education, Early Childhood Education Directorate

Do you have a child from a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD), refugee or Aboriginal background that needs help settling in to your preschool?

As part of the Sector Development Program, the Department of Education is providing the Bicultural Support Program to preschools to assist the inclusion of children from CALD, refugee and Aboriginal backgrounds. Bicultural Support is delivered by Ethnic Community Services Co-operative as part of it’s Multicultural Children’s Services stream.

What does Bicultural Support deliver?

Bicultural Support for Preschools

  • Bicultural Support offers language and cultural assistance to children, families and educators to support inclusive practice in preschools
  • Bicultural Support helps communicate with and engage CALD, refugee and Aboriginal children and families.
  • Bicultural Support assists with settling children from CALD, refugee and Aboriginal backgrounds.

How does Bicultural Support work?

  • Each Bicultural Support worker attends the preschools and works with the child, families and educators to help the child settle in and promote diversity and inclusion.
  • Bicultural Support workers are primarily trained and qualified children’s services workers. There are over 400 workers across NSW representing over 100 different cultural and linguistic backgrounds, including Aboriginal cultures.
  • All services receive 12 hours of Bicultural Support.

Click here to download your Request Form for Bicultural Support for Preschools

What other preschools had to say about Bicultural Support:

Bicultural Support worker with child image

“Activities based on culture helped child to feel settled and accepted and included.”

“The child is settled and now has no separation anxiety, he participated in all daily activities and is happy.”

“All children developed a sense of belonging and inclusion.”

“Child’s family-centre relationship was strengthened by our interest and support of their culture.”

“We learnt different methods to include and support different cultures and how to incorporate cultural awareness and diversity into our program.”

“Children gained a greater understanding and knowledge of our local indigenous culture and our Aboriginal children and families developed a sense of belonging and inclusion.”

For more information, contact the Multicultural Children’s Services team on (02) 9569 1288 or biculturalsupport@ecsc.org.au

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Contact Us

To speak with staff members, please call Bicultural Support Coordinator/ Project Officers.

PHONE

02 9569 1288

EMAIL

biculturalsupport@ecsc.org.au

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