NSW/ACT Inclusion Agency

 KU Children’s Services, Include Me and Gowrie NSW, are proud to deliver the NSW/ACT Inclusion Agency as part of the Inclusion Support Programme.

Regional Inclusion Hubs have been set up across the state and territory to provide free tailored support to early childhood education and care services through:

  • Onsite visits to observe and discuss service strengths, challenges and barriers to inclusion
  • Supporting educators to analyse policies, programs and practices and to reflect on changes that can be made to support inclusion
  • Providing practical advice, strategies and possible solutions to inclusion barriers
  • Facilitating the development of the services Strategic Inclusion Plan (SIP) that identify strategies for change and growth
  • Inclusion Professionals will support educators to learn about inclusion, access ISP supports and support diversity.

Latest News

Outcomes Measurement Project: Phase 2

The Inclusion Support Program (ISP) is a key element of the Australian Government’s Child Care Safety Net, which was rolled out progressively from July 2016 as a precursor to the Child Care Package introduced in 2018. The Child Care Safety Net aims to give the most vulnerable children a strong start while supporting parents into work. The ISP assists early learning and child care services to improve their capacity and capability to provide inclusive practices and address barriers to participation for children with additional needs, including those with disability.
The Department of Education has engaged Macquarie University to conduct this survey into the capacities and capabilities of educators to provide quality inclusive practices.
The findings of this survey will contribute to the evaluation of the Child Care Safety Net, as part of the evaluation of the Child Care Package led by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.
We want to find out what you think is working well and how it can be strengthened, so we are asking you to complete a survey.
What you tell us will help us understand the best ways of supporting inclusive practice in early and middle childhood services across Australia. To thank you for your time, Macquarie University is offering a prize draw for a chance to win one of five sets of children’s books for your service.

Click here for more details

   Children's Voices

     The NSW/ACT Inclusion Agency has embarked on an exciting project which seeks and listens to children’s  
    voices about inclusion.                                                                                                                                                
     We are eager to hear from and reflect the child’s perspective in our work
     supporting inclusive practice.

     A range of inclusion-related interviews with children from across NSW
     and the ACT will be shared throughout the  year on our Children's Voices  
     page of this website.
 So far we have asked some children to share their thoughts about Difference and Australia Day. To read what they had to say  click here




Inclusion Matters
   NSW/ACT IA Brochure      Consent Form         NSW ACT IA Brochure - For Families


What is Inclusion?

Inclusion recognises the right of every child to participate meaningfully in all aspects of community life. Inclusion happens when children are viewed as capable and valued contributors.

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Cultural Diversity

Inclusive early childhood and child care services welcome and value every child and their family. Inclusion is being respectful and responsive to culture.

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Programme Supports

The ISP assists early childhood and child care services to include children with additional needs alongside their peers, through the provision of tailored inclusion advice and support from Inclusion Agencies and access to funded support and specialist equipment where required.

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