National pilot project THRYVE developed by SNAICC to support ECEC services
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National pilot project THRYVE developed by SNAICC to support ECEC services

by Freya Lucas

March 14, 2022

SNAICC – National Voice for our Children has developed a national pilot project, THRYVE, to support and represent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander early years services to deliver high quality, responsive, accessible, and culturally strong early years supports for First Nations children, families, and communities. 


Initially working in the three states of NSW, WA, and Victoria, the THRYVE project will respond to local priorities including strengthening service design, delivery and compliance, workforce development and training, and establishment of new services and sustainable funding. 


Each THRYVE chapter is established in collaboration with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled early years services.




THRYVE NSW is the first chapter to get off the ground. Last month the NSW services came together to revisit the strategy and actions they agreed on in the initial THRYVE NSW co-design process. 


“It was great to have the mob together. The enthusiasm and support from the group has us excited to see what’s next to come for this THRYVE chapter,” SNAICC shared in an email communication. 


THRYVE  NSW convened on Country at the Nikinpa Early Learning Centre in Toronto NSW to yarn all things strategy and objectives, THRYVE NSW Director Jo Goulding said. While there the THRYVE team shared the amazing resources they have developed to support the early childhood education workforce with some helpful information to assist in resource development and programming.


Winanga Li shared their deadly language resources, and early childhood education staff in attendance were able to contribute to reshaping of the proposed strategies for the project.


“Well done to all that attended and much gratitude for the time spent with us,” Ms Goulding said.


THRYVE WA and Victoria


The THRYVE WA co-design process started last month with all WA based Aboriginal community-controlled early years services coming together in Broome for 2 days. All but two services were present in person, and the others were beamed in. A follow up workshop is scheduled for this month to lock in the WA model. 


THRYVE VIC will hold its first co-design workshop in March. 


“We are looking forward to getting the Victorian mob together to plan the way forward for this exciting initiative in our third pilot site,” SNAICC said. 


To learn more about SNAICC please see here

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