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The Diversity in Practice - A resource kit for early childhood services working with children and families from migrant and refugee backgrounds in the Nepean area (DIP Kit) was developed by the Migrant and Refugee Children Support Working Group (MARCS) to assist early childhood service providers to improve access and the provision of culturally inclusive programming for migrant and refugee children and their families.

zip 28/06/2011, 20:21 4.59 Mb

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pdf Cover and Credits: 363.66 Kb

pdf Contents 505.87 Kb

pdf Introduction: 521.18 Kb

Tip Sheet 1     pdf Culturally Inclusive Service Assessment Tool for Early Childhood Services 883.78 Kb

Tip Sheet 2     pdf Celebrating Cultural Diversity in Early Childhood Services 610.99 Kb

Tip Sheet 3     pdf Enrolment Tips for Migrant and Refugee Families in Early Childhood Services 734.36 Kb

Tip Sheet 4     pdf Using Translating and Interpreting Services in Early Childhood Services 794.86 Kb

Tip Sheet 5     pdf Bilingual Children and Families in Early Childhood Services 610.25 Kb

Tip Sheet 5A   pdf Tips for Parents: What You Say Is Important! 611.00 Kb

Tip Sheet 6     pdf Working with Refugee Families in Early Childhood Services 750.12 Kb

Tip Sheet 7     pdf Migrant and Refugee Service, Resource and Referral Guide for Early Childhood Services in the Nepean Area 1.42 Mb

EYLF  Reference     pdf Excerpts relevant to providing culturally inclusive programming 511.56 Kb

The Cumberland/Prospect Transition to School (Families NSW) project has a number of resources. Parent Voices Ideas for Transition to School.


Wendy Eves

Transition from Home to School Facilitator

Families NSW Cumberland Prospect

Dept of Education & Training

Building T3C

Nirimba Education Precinct

Eastern Rd


Ph: 9208 7676

Fax: 9208 7629

This following is information from Conferences and Information Days you may have attended in the Metro Central, Metro South West, or Metro Western Sydney. We hope you enjoy reading about these initiatives, and reflecting on how this adds to your knowledge and practice. If you choose to download and make use of the information and summaries please rightfully acknowledge the authors and the source.


Presentations from the Early Literacy Forum Campbelltown Civic Centre.

20th May 2009

Kaleidoscope logo   
From the Kaleidoscope Conference
Wednesday 6 June, 2007
» Conference Program [PDF 143KB]
» Presenters' Biographies [PDF 119KB]
- Presentation 1:
» 'Inclusions & Exclusions', Family Settlement in a Changing Immigration Environment [PDF 218KB]
- Presentation 2:
» Exploring the impact of domestic violence on children, within a CALD context: Case Study [PDF 26KB]
- Presentation 3:
» Culture, Identity and Wellbeing in Children and Young People [PDF 661KB]


The pathways and processes for parents of young children with global developmental delay or disability can be complex and stressful. The diagnosis of intellectual disability has lifelong implications, not only for the person them self but also their family and community. Understanding and dealing with these issues can be challenging for all involved.

This resource has been developed to assist early intervention staff in the Inner West support families through the process of diagnosis, particularly at the time of diagnostic assessment. It will contribute to improved confidence of early intervention staff, and is part of an overall strategy designed to enhance interagency collaboration and recognise the different frameworks and approaches of diagnostic and intervention services as we work together to support the child's and parent's journeys. It is designed to facilitate conversations between early intervention and diagnostic services and between early intervention services and parents.

pdf Conversations with Parents 2012