Wudjabiyn is an unique early childhood education program at Ngunya Jarjum funded by the Department of Education, Aboriginal Families as Teachers program. Wudjabiyn has been named with consultation and permission of a local Bundjalung language and knowledge keeper. It means “beautiful blossoming flower” which recognises the rapid growth of a jarjum in their first 5 years of life.
Wudjabiyn provides 10 free visits to your home or a place of your choosing where an Early Childhood workers will bring along fun and exciting play based learning activities for you to incorporate learning experiences into your daily life at home. You will be supplied with a learning kit that can be used at anytime for you to support the growth and development of your Jarjum along with a booklet full of ideas and resources that have been developed by a qualified teacher.
Playgroups will be held in two locations weekly during the school term, one in Southern Bundjalung country and one in Northern Bundjalung country. These playgroups will have a variety of play based activities that support learning development of a Jarjum in a culturally safe environment ran by experienced Early Educators and family workers.
Education opportunities for parents
Parents or caregivers who are interested in being mentored and supported through a Certificate 3 in Early Childhood Education are encouraged to contact us. There will also be opportunity for Parenting support and training facilitated by a Wudjabiyn Family worker.