As part of the Sector Development Program, the NSW Department of Education, in collaboration with ECSC, has provided the Bicultural Support Program to community-based preschools for the past 5 years. The program was designed to assist the inclusion of children from CALD, refugee and Aboriginal backgrounds in quality preschool education and to build the cultural competency of early childhood educators in these preschools. All services were eligible to receive 20 hours of FREE Bicultural Support for any child who required it.
The NSW Department of Education is committed to ongoing support of the preschool sector and is currently undergoing a review of this program. The new and improved program is expected to be available by mid-2021. Requests for support are encouraged so that we can begin implementing this program as soon as possible to those in need. Stay tuned on this page for further information!
Multicultural Children’s Services has an established pool of over 300 Bicultural Support Workers and Consultants who are all qualified and trained in Children Services, that represent over 110 different cultures and languages, including Indigenous languages. We are experts in the field with over 40 years’ experience.
A Bicultural Support Worker who speaks your language can work 1:1 with your child in the education and care service, as well as provide culturally-appropriate activities – such as music, storytelling, art and cooking – for ALL the children at that service, to support the inclusion of your child as well as their cultural and linguistic needs and promote inclusion to the centre, educators and children.
“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 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.”
Follow the link HERE for our Simple Request Form for Preschool Bicultural Support. If you want to discuss further, or need assistance contact our team at Multicultural Services on (02) 9569 1288 or via email email@example.com
Early Childhood Services can request a Bicultural Support Worker to support your child at their Community based Preschool.
Talk to your service about this opportunity or encourage them to call Multicultural Children’s Services on (02) 9569 1288 or contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org