Embrace Magazine # 13 – Digital edition

Dive deep into this edition of Embrace Magazine to discover how to talk to children about two of the most important issues right now, Treaty and the Voice. And if you know any children or adults struggling with big emotions, we share an empowering story of a long day care service that helped the children in their service develop agency. Plus, engage in a little reflective practice on how to cater for diverse age groups and needs in OSHC programs. Bonus: Measure your service against our Inclusive practice checklist, how many can you tick?

Embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in your landscape

Many education and care services are looking to create spaces that honour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives. In outdoor areas, this can mean incorporating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, design and visual storytelling, and of course, Indigenous plants. Here, VAEAI shares three key insights for success in transforming the landscape of your children’s service.

Acknowledgement of Country

Learn how best to incorporate Acknowledgement of Country into your service practices. Reconciliation Australia explores appropriate acknowledgements, the difference between Acknowledgement of Country and Welcome to Country and why it's important to recognise traditional custodians. 

Introduction to EYLF

The Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC) have created a series of fact sheets to empower educators to promote and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture whilst implementing the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). 

Deadly Story

Deadly Story is a place for Aboriginal culture, Country and community. Learn about First Nations people and discover resources you can use to support learning in your service. 


Designed to support schools and education and care services to develop environments that foster a high level of knowledge and pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions, Narragunnawali is a must-know resource for all educators! 

Aboriginal early childhood cultural protocols

In response to requests for guidance on protocols for education and care services to follow in order to provide safe environments for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, the Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Incorporated (VAEAI) created the Aboriginal Early Childhood Cultural Protocols guide. Download a copy and understand how you can make your service the best it can be for all families.