More services in Heathcote will have access to the appropriate resources to embed Aboriginal culture into everyday activities and engage with the local Aboriginal community.

The NSW Government’s Ngroo Walking Together program will benefit nine childcare centres in the Heathcote electorate.

This program is another way we, as a community, can not only continue to put emphasis on the importance of entrenching Aboriginal culture into the children of our electorate’s everyday learning, but also to help remove the barriers for Aboriginal families in accessing early childhood education.

Minister for Early Childhood Education and Aboriginal Affairs Sarah Mitchell said the services in Heathcote make up part of the 360 services across the state now participating in the Walking Together program.

Following the success of last year’s program, this year an additional 226 services are taking part. I am proud the NSW Government is continuing to focus on the importance of Aboriginal culture and ensuring that every child, no matter their background, has access to early childhood education.

In Heathcote, services participating in the Walking Together program include:

  • Allison Crescent Early Education Centre
  • Bradman Road Early Education Centre
  • Caldarra Avenue Early Education Centre
  • Engadine Preschool Kindergarten
  • Fauna Place Early Education Centre
  • Heathdene Preschool
  • Inaburra Preschool
  • Moore Street Early Education Centre
  • Sutherland Presbyterian Church Preschool

For more information on the NSW Government’s Ngroo Walking Together program, visit the Department of Education website.