Child Australia at Bagot

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Child Australia began its work on the Bagot Community in August 2011 after successfully tendering for the Out of School Hours Service (OSHS) program.

Since 2011 we have also secured funding to deliver PaCE [Parent and Community Engagements. programs in 2013,2014 and 2015.

Child Australia was successful with IAS [Indigenous Advancement Strategy] funding and we are now funded to continue to deliver programs on the Bagot Community For the Bagot Community until 2018.

Our work on Bagot Community strives to always deliver Current, Culturally sensitive and appropriate services. We do this by maintaining our strong presence and engagement with the community.

We believe the only way that we can be successful in this role on Bagot is to be one with the community and to drive change that the community has informed and owns rather than change for change sake.

In 2013 and 2014 the Child Australia Out of School Hours Service (OSHS) based at Bagot Community was the host organisation for the Walking Neighbourhood Project as part of the Bagot Festival, which featured as part of the Darwin International Arts Festival.

Kieren’s relationship with the staff was developed during this time as she was the producer for the Bagot Festival in 2013 and 2014.

About Child Australia

Child Australia delivers an interdependent network of activities designed to achieve the best long-term outcomes for our community’s children.

Placing the child at the centre of our support model, Child Australia’s activities include programs that support parents and families as children’s first teachers; the delivery of exemplar services in the education and care of children; professional development and support services to enhance the quality of care in early and middle childhood settings and a crucial role in sector leadership and advocacy.

It is our commitment to pedagogy; collaboration and innovation and our ongoing responsibility in implementing and informing government policy initiatives that places Child Australia as the leading early years organisation in Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

Our Mission

To develop the capacity of the early childhood education and care sector, families and the community to support children’s wellbeing, learning and development. We have a vision of a community where children grow, thrive and reach their full potential.

To find out more about us, please visit our website