All children have the right to belong. Blinkies Early Education Centres have a strong commitment to the inclusion of all children. Interactions within the setting are greatly enhanced when children’s rights and family and cultural values are given due consideration and respect. Administrative procedures, initial conversations, documentation and ongoing communication with children and families are a reference point for interactions and a foundation for authentic and respectful communication.
We continually reflect on our care environment to ensure it is inclusive with equal access to learning environments for all. In collaboration with Inclusion Support Agency we have developed a Strategic Inclusion Plan (SIP) to outline strategies we implement to ensure all children and families are supported and included in our service and program at all times. Professional development training with health professionals and other agencies will be provided for educators to ensure they have the skills and training to ensure effective inclusion is implemented.