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Sector Capacity Building Program

Inclusion consultancy and training for community preschools

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KU Children’s Services has been funded by the NSW Department of Education to support educators in community-based preschools allocated by the Department in the Central Coast, Illawarra Shoalhaven, Murrumbidgee, Sydney South East, Western Sydney, Nepean Blue Mountains, Northern Sydney and Sydney regions.

The key objectives of the Sector Capacity Building Program are to:

  • Increase educators’ capacity to include children with disability and additional needs on the same basis as their peers
  • Increase educators’ capacity to provide specialised transition to school supports for children with disability and additional needs
  • Enable equitable education outcomes for children with disability and additional needs consistent with the five outcome areas of the Early Years Learning Framework (Identity, Connectedness, Wellbeing, Confident and Involved Learners, Communication)
  • Support educators to understand the external support options for children with disability and additional needs, and how these supports can be used to complement the preschool program
  • Tailored professional development designed to increase educator expertise to ensure your preschool is inclusion ready.
  • Onsite visits by experienced practitioners to critically reflect with you to continue to improve inclusive practice in line with your Quality Improvement Plan or Self Assessment Tool.
  • Opportunities to increase confidence and practical skills across your team through resource sharing, coaching and mentoring.
  • Proactive, guided planning to increase your capacity to be inclusion ready and to break down barriers to inclusion you may be facing.
  • Networking opportunities to connect and collaborate with colleagues.
  • Access to current information about programs and services in your community, as well as inclusion resources and strategies.

In order for your preschool inclusion consultant to provide support regarding specific children, we require permission from the child's family.