Yirram Burron service will be community owned and led, supporting First Nations culture

Yirram Burron service will be community owned and led, supporting First Nations culture

by Freya Lucas

June 02, 2022

Families living in the Victorian suburb of Sebastopol, near Ballarat, will soon have access to a unique early childhood education and care (ECEC) option thanks to the opening of a community-owned and led early learning centre which embraces and embeds Aboriginal perspectives into the everyday. 

 

The Yirram Burron service was opened by Victorian Minister for Early Childhood Ingrid Stitt and Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle. 

 

“We’re proud to be boosting early childhood services in Sebastopol – especially one owned and run by our local Indigenous community. We know how important the early years are in setting our kids up for the rest of their lives,” Ms Settle said. 

 

The $1.3 million service will offer 22 daily places for three-and four-year-old kindergarten and 16 places for long day care, aimed at children not old enough for the kindergarten program.

 

Yirram Burron, which means “Morning Child” has been designed to be a place where children can access affordable, high-quality education and care, delivered by an expert team of qualified educators, with an emphasis on culture, education, and community.

 

To learn more about Yirram Burron Kindergarten, please see here

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