Are you wanting to embed and celebrate Aboriginal perspectives in your curriculum?

Our specially curated live webinars offer educators an unparalleled opportunity to explore Aboriginal programs and build their cultural capacity.

Each session is crafted to guide you through practical examples and reflective practices designed to elevate your pedagogy and practice.

"Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives"

Join Jessica Staines, Director of the Koori Curriculum for a live webinar on "Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives".

“We know we should, but we don’t know how!” is a common statement made by many well- meaning educators in reference to Aboriginal programs. When embedding Aboriginal perspectives, educators can be overwhelmed and anxious as they're so worried about doing the wrong thing that it becomes debilitating.

This webinar has been specifically designed for early learning educators eager to incorporate Aboriginal perspectives into their daily curriculum.

This expert-led session, presented by the multi-award-winning Koori Curriculum, takes you on an enlightening journey supporting you to meaningfully embed Aboriginal perspectives in your program.

This session will include:

  •   Intercultural ways of knowing, being and doing: Learn how to respectfully include Aboriginal perspectives in your curriculum.

  •   Hands-on practical tools: Overcome the fear of "analysis paralysis" with actionable strategies and confidence-building techniques to handle and teach cultural content thoughtfully and effectively.

  •   Holistic curriculum integration: Explore how to blend Aboriginal perspectives seamlessly into your daily program, avoiding tokenism by utilising respectful processes when programming and planning.

  •   Culturally inclusive learning environments: Transform your educational spaces to reflect cultural respect and awareness, ensuring that both Indigenous and non-Indigenous children recognise and value our Countries rich cultural heritage.

Links to EYLF:

Outcome 1.1: Children feel safe, secure and supported when they for example access resources that support cultural diversity, family structures and gender identities.

Outcome 1.1: Children feel safe, secure and supported when educators enable children to see their culture in the environment, e.g: Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander art from the local region, cultural events that are significant to a child’s life.

Outcome 2.2: Children respond to diversity with respect. Educators support this learning when they for example ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resources are genuine and appropriate

Outcome 3.2: Children become strong in their physical learning and mental wellbeing. Educators promote this learning when they for example draw on diverse family and community experiences and expertise to include familiar games and physical activities in play.

Outcome 3.3: Children are aware of and develop strategies to support their own mental and physical health and personal safety. Educators support this learning when they for example create culturally safe and appropriate learning experiences and spaces e.g. reflect children’s cultures in the setting.

“Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are the longest surviving Indigenous culture in the world and the custodians of this land. Their knowledge systems, traditions, ceremonies, lore and culture have survived for over 60, 000 years. Relationships and continual connections to Country and Community are at the heart of who they are and contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – past and present – should be acknowledged and valued in children’s learning” EYLF pg 16

Join us to harness the tools and knowledge needed to create a nurturing, equitable, and culturally educated early learning environment. Each participant will leave with not only a robust theoretical framework but practical, everyday applications that celebrate and respect the deep-rooted history and knowledge of Australia’s First Nations peoples.

Join us to harness the tools and knowledge needed to create a nurturing, equitable, and culturally educated early learning environment. Each participant will leave with not only a robust theoretical framework but practical, everyday applications that celebrate and respect the deep-rooted history and knowledge of Australia’s First Nations peoples.

Please note: the webinar will be live and not recorded.

"Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives" Schedule


"Aboriginal Art in Early Childhood"

Join Director of the Koori Curriculum, Jessica Staines who will lead you through a thoughtful process that supports educators to consider how to meaningfully respond to Aboriginal art provocations and facilitate appropriate experiences.

Designed to support educators to meaningfully explore Aboriginal art and culture with young children, this live webinar is an essential resource for creating culturally inclusive arts practices.

Aboriginal inspired art experience in an early childhood context is so much more than just collaged red, black and yellow flags and cotton bud dot paintings. This live webinar will inspire educators and open them up to the many possibilities of how they can facilitate respectful Aboriginal inspired art experiences with children without creating copies of the artists work.

Educators will acquire knowledge on both traditional and contemporary art practices and will be exposed to children’s literature and resources that support the inclusion of Aboriginal perspectives in their art curriculum.

This session will include:

  •    Programming and Planning: Processes that support educators to develop lessons that engage with Aboriginal perspectives genuinely in their arts program.

  •    Community Connection Advice: Offers guidance on effectively partnering with local communities to ensure respectful inclusion of Aboriginal perspectives tailored to local traditions and histories.

  •   Aboriginal Pedagogy: Encourages a dynamic approach to teaching through culture rather than about culture, with activities that support intercultural ways of knowing, being and doing.

Links to the Early Years Learning Framework:

Outcome 1.1: Children feel safe secure and supported. Educators support this learning when they for example enable children to see their culture in the environment, e.g. Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander art from the local region, cultural events that are significant to the child’s life.

Outcome 3.3: Children are aware of and develop strategies to support their own mental and physical health and personal safety. Educators support this learning when they for example provide ongoing opportunities for children to express their ideas, feeling and emotions through the creative arts.

Outcome 4.1: Children develop a growth mindset and learning dispositions such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity. This is evident when children for example engage in creative experiences such as art, dance and drama.

Outcome 4.2: Children develop a range of learning and thinking skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesizing, researching and investigating. This is evident when children for example use a range of media to express their ideas through the arts e.g clay, drawing, painting, digital technologies.

Outcome 4.4: Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and process material. This is evident when children for example create and construct artwork in a sustainable way using natural and manufactured materials and tools, drawing on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories, history, culture, customs and celebrations.

Outcome 5.2: Children engage with a range of texts and gain meaning from these texts. Educators support this learning when they for example teach art as language and how artists can use the elements and principles to construct visual/musical/dance/media texts.

Jessica will provide several examples on how she has done this with infants, toddlers and preschoolers and give advice on the dos and don’ts in relation to Aboriginal arts practice.

Please note: the webinar will be live and not recorded.

"Aboriginal Art in Early Childhood" Schedule


"Aboriginal Storytelling in Early Childhood"

Join Jessica Staines, Director of the Koori Curriculum for a live webinar on "Aboriginal Storytelling in Early Childhood", a virtual session designed exclusively for early learning educators who wish to deepen their understanding and integration of Aboriginal culture into their educational practices.

This webinar, led by Jessica Staines, a renowned early childhood educator and Director of the multi- award-winning Koori Curriculum, offers a rich exploration of storytelling, sharing, and the significant role of stories as pedagogy in Aboriginal ways of knowing, being and doing.

This session will include:

  •    Unpacking Acknowledgments of Country Through Story Sharing: Learn to conduct meaningful Acknowledgments of Country.

  •   Aboriginal pedagogy: Learn how to use story sharing as a way to teach through culture and not about it.

  •    Hands-on practical tools: Gain practical advice on including Indigenous knowledge in daily activities, from creating culturally rich environments to developing curriculum content that respects and celebrates First Nations cultures.

  •    Yarning Circle Insights: Explore how to use Yarning Circles effectively to foster a deeper connection and understanding among children.

  •    Resource Building: Develop skills to curate a holistic First Nations library and understand the appropriate use of Dreaming stories, ensuring respectful and authentic integration of Aboriginal narratives.

  •    Curriculum Content: Learn how to bring First Nations stories to life.

Benefit from Jessica Staines' extensive experience and passion for enhancing cultural confidence and capacity among educators, enriched with personal anecdotes and proven strategies that respect and uplift Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

By participating, educators will not only expand their educational repertoire with Aboriginal pedagogies but also fortify their ability to foster an educational setting that truly recognises and cherishes the richness of Aboriginal stories.

Join us to transform your educational practice, deepen your cultural understandings, and commit to a journey of continuous learning and respect for Country and its original custodians.

Links to EYLF:

Outcome 1.1: Children feel safe, secure and supported. This is evident when children, for example tell stories about their family and culture.

Outcome 1.1: Children feel safe, secure and supported. Educators support this learning when they for example provide culturally safe place where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and children from culturally diverse backgrounds can share their stories about history and culture.

Outcome 1.2: Children develop their emerging autonomy, interdependence, resilience and agency. Educators support this for example when they share stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have shown agency and resilience and share stories that reflect children’s cultural and family diversity.

Outcome 1.3: Children develop knowledgeable confident self-identities, and a positive sense of self-worth. This is evident when children for example share stories of Country and Community.

Outcome 4.2: Children develop a range of learning and thinking skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry experimentation, hypothesizing, researching and investigating. This is evident when children for example connect their local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to engage stories about place-based history and culture.

Please note: the webinar will be live and not recorded.

"Aboriginal Storytelling in Early Childhood" Schedule


"Building Community Connections"

Hosted by Jessica Staines, Director of the multi-award-winning Koori Curriculum, this live webinar is dedicated to enhancing educators' understanding and practice in forming meaningful connections with Aboriginal communities and integrating authentic Aboriginal perspectives into learning environments.

This session will include:

  •    Cultural safety: Gain deep insights into the significance of building relationships with Aboriginal families and communities, ensuring culturally safe practices that align with the EYLF and National Quality Standards.

  •    Tips for Practical engagement: Learn practical approaches to engage respectfully and effectively with Aboriginal communities. Understand the importance of reciprocity and how to offer your service and support to foster genuine relationships.

  •    Resource integration: Discover how to utilise local knowledge and resources effectively within your educational setting, include Aboriginal perspectives daily, and understand the protocols and boundaries of working with Indigenous communities.

  •    Addressing challenges: Address common challenges and anxieties that educators face when trying to connect with Aboriginal communities, including fears of cultural missteps and finding local contacts.

  •    Comprehensive Support: Explore multi-layered reasons for integrating Aboriginal perspectives, including the vital role of education in closing educational and societal gaps for Aboriginal children.

  •    Interactive Learning: Engage with case studies and scenarios that illustrate successful community engagement and cultural inclusion. Participate in Q&A sessions to discuss specific challenges and learn from peers' experiences.

Benefit from Jessicas’ extensive experience and commitment to improving educational outcomes.

This webinar is not just a learning opportunity but a step towards transformation in your professional practice. It's designed for educators who are committed to making their educational spaces welcoming and affirming of Aboriginal families and communities, ensuring that these essential perspectives are woven into the fabric of everyday learning.

Join us to make a meaningful difference in the lives of all children and communities.

Links to EYLF:

Outcome 1.2: Children develop their emerging autonomy, inter dependence, resilience and agency. Educators support this learning when they for example build on culturally valued learning of individual children’s communities.

Outcome 1.3: Children develop knowledgeable confident self-identities, and a positive sense of self-worth. This is evident when children for example engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders and community members to explore their own and others social and cultural heritage.

Outcome 1.3: Children develop knowledgeable confident self-identities, and a positive sense of self-worth. Educators promote this learning for all children when they for example demonstrate deep understanding of each child, their family and community contexts in planning for children’s learning, development and wellbeing.

Outcome 1.3: Children develop knowledgeable confident self-identities, and a positive sense of self-worth. Educators support this learning when they for example have opportunities to develop knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander relationships and connections to Country and family including kinship systems.

Outcome 2.1: Children develop a sense of connectedness to groups and communities and an understanding of their reciprocal rights and responsibilities as active and informed citizens. Educators support this learning when they for example create opportunities for open and authentic partnerships with all families, communities and organisations, including with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and organisations and those from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Outcome 2.1: Children develop a sense of connectedness to groups and communities and an understanding of their reciprocal rights and responsibilities as active and informed citizens. Educators support this learning when they for example build partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations that are genuine and sustainable.

Outcome 2.2: Children respond to diversity with respect. This is evident when children, for example explore Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children’s kinships systems, their relationships, and connections that they have built with their own community.

Outcome 4.2: Children develop a range of learning and thinking skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesizing, researching and investigating. This is evident when children, for example connect with their local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community (e.g. Elders, role models) to engage with stories about place- based history and culture.

Please note: the webinar will be live and not recorded.

"Building Community Connections" Schedule


"Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives with Infants"

Whilst it can be daunting to embed Aboriginal perspectives in your program, we know it can be particularly challenging for educators working with infants. In our experience, we find that many educators working with 0-1’s struggle to find age-appropriate and meaningful ways to share culture with this age group.

Join us for a transformative live webinar tailored for educators working with infants, designed to equip educators with the skills and knowledge they need to incorporate Aboriginal perspectives into their curriculum.

This session will include:

  •    Cultural relevance: Understand the significance of cultural relevance in the early years, learning to construct educational experiences that reflect and respect the diverse histories and cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

  •   Inclusive Practice: Discover how to fluidly integrate Aboriginal perspectives within your program. Learn how to thoughtfully weave cultural elements throughout learning experiences rather than adding on as an afterthought.

  •    Hands-on practical tools: Gain practical advice on including Indigenous knowledge in daily activities, from creating culturally rich environments to developing curriculum content that respects and celebrates First Nations cultures.

  •    Cultural Confidence: Educators will learn to navigate and alleviate the common concerns and challenges of incorporating Aboriginal perspectives, particularly in settings with very young children.

  •    Designed for infants: Participants will receive guidance on practical, respectful ways to introduce cultural concepts that resonate with infants, fostering early respect and appreciation for Indigenous culture.

Led by Jessica Staines, director of the multi-award-winning Koori Curriculum and a passionate advocate for inclusive education, the webinar will provide personal insights and strategies developed through direct experience in both professional and personal settings.

This session is suitable for:

  •   Educational Leaders

  •   Early Childhood Educators

  •   Infant and Toddler specialists

  •   Family Dare Care Educators

  •   Parents and Carers

  •   Anyone interested in how to share Aboriginal culture with infants!

Prepare to transform your educational approach and practice. Our session will provide you with the tools to effectively integrate Indigenous perspectives into your teaching, helping you construct a learning environment that is not only inclusive but also celebrative of Australia's First Nations cultures.

Secure your spot today, and take a significant step towards becoming a more culturally capable educator.

Links to EYLF:

Outcome 1.1: Children feel safe, secure and supported when they for example access resources that support cultural diversity, family structures and gender identities.

Outcome 1.1: Children feel safe, secure and supported when educators enable children to see their culture in the environment, e.g: Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander art from the local region, cultural events that are significant to a child’s life.

Outcome 2.2: Children respond to diversity with respect. Educators support this learning when they for example ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resources are genuine and appropriate

Outcome 3.2: Children become strong in their physical learning and mental wellbeing. Educators promote this learning when they for example draw on diverse family and community experiences and expertise to include familiar games and physical activities in play.

Outcome 3.3: Children are aware of and develop strategies to support their own mental and physical health and personal safety. Educators support this learning when they for example create culturally safe and appropriate learning experiences and spaces e.g. reflect children’s cultures in the setting.

Please note: the webinar will be live and not recorded.

"Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives with Infants" Schedule


"Understanding EYLF Principle Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives"

Discover actionable insights and strategies that breathe life into the new principle of the Early Years Learning Framework.

Our dedicated live webinar on the EYLF 2.0 principle Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives provides educators with essential insight and practical approaches.

Join the Koori Curriculum for a live one-hour session where Director Jessica Staines will be yarning about EYLF principle “Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives” and supporting educators to understand what it looks like in practice.

This session will include:

  •    Cultural relevance: Learn to craft a learning atmosphere that respects and celebrates Indigenous culture by integrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander perspectives into existing curricular activities and frameworks.

  •    Intercultural Learning: This live webinar will guide participants through practical and effective strategies that work with intercultural ways of knowing, being and doing. v

  •    Practical tools and strategies: Acquire a suite of tools including Reconciliation statements, community engagement methods, and culturally sensitive consultation processes that ensure your teaching respects and honours Indigenous identities and knowledge systems.

  •    Pedagogy: Explore how the curriculum can be designed to not only meet but surpass current educational standards by embedding culturally responsive pedagogies and intercultural understanding.

  •    Creating inclusive environments: Understand how to utilise space, material, and curriculum in ways that empower children to appreciate and acknowledge First Nations culture genuinely, fostering strong identities among all learners.

  •    Respecting and connecting with community: Gain insights on creating partnerships with local Indigenous communities for resources, support, and guidance in implementing a culturally rich curriculum.

This live webinar allows educators like you to take a proactive step towards being part of a transformative educational approach, ensuring an inclusive and culturally responsive learning program for all children. It’s not just about learning what is culturally appropriate, but privileging respect and recognition for Australia's Indigenous histories and culture into the fabric of daily teaching practices.

Participants will come away with a deeper understanding of EYLF principle “Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives” and empowered to actively contribute to Reconciliation and social justice in education.

Perfect for educators who:

  •   Aim to enrich their teaching with meaningful Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander content.

  •   Wish to actively contribute to Reconciliation through education.

  •   Want an introduction into the 8ways of Learning.

  •   Are looking for ways to enhance engagement with local Indigenous communities.

  •   Need practical ways to blend cultural knowledge with formal Early Learning Frameworks.

  •   Want to learn more about cultural learning plans.

Book your spot now and transform your educational practice with confidence and cultural sensitivity, ensuring that every child feels as though they belong and respects the rich cultural tapestry of Australia’s Indigenous culture.

Please note: the webinar will be live and not recorded.

"Understanding EYLF Principle Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives" Schedule



What Educators Are Saying

"Lovely listening & talking with you Jess. So informative & practical."
- Shaney Hyde


"The team and I have been inspired by both webinars and we will be using your suggestion to just focus on one area per person to helps us go further with including Aboriginal knowledge, culture and experience into our curriculum."

Radha Babicci

"Thank you Jess. Your session was so informative and interesting. I feel so positive about some amazing things we can do."

Natalie Bruce

"Thankyou for the terrific session – you really helped the team understand what we want to achieve and how they can do it!

Nicki Caddy

"The feedback from my teams has been awesome. Everyone learnt so much and we are all excited today about what’s next for us. I could have listened to you talk about your Aboriginal culture for hours and hours. So interesting. Thank you again."

Malina Newman

"Asking all educators to do reconciliation statements. Such a great personal and professional reflection. The resource audit will be quite interesting and useful too in sparking conversations I feel."

Joanne Marsland

"I really liked the idea of the cultural plan and will be discussing with the team."

Liesl Raffaut

"Honestly there were so many valuable ideas shared by Jessica that I'm very keen to implement in my service. I'm going to look back over my notes with my team to see how we can implement some of these ideas"

Lamisse Kazzi

"Definitely filling out a personal reconciliation plan, as well as taking this to the educators within my service Loved the Book play ideas"

Sonya Buchanan

"There were so many amazing ideas shared throughout the webinar. As a team we reflected after the session discussing what we do already and how we could make changes to our program.."

Radha Babicci

"I took away with me so many important and interesting information from the training"

Alexia Pefkos

"I feel a lot more confident embedding Indigenous culture into my curriculum now and I am particularly looking forward to telling stories outdoors using marks, rather than relying on the actual book. The children will gain so much from these experiences."

Liesl Raffaut

"From the training I have been able to see different perspectives and simple things I can do, to embed this more authentically into my program"

Nicola Walker

Are you wanting to respectfully embed Aboriginal perspectives in your program?

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