Jumbunna is an Aboriginal word meaning ‘Talk Together’.
Jumbunna is a not for profit community based organisation, governed by a committee of volunteers. We provide a range of programs and services to the community. We are a disability and early childhood service providing, education and therapy input for children with and without disabilities and delays in their development.
We receive funding from government departments to allow us to provide high quality services to the children and families in our service area. We offer services to the Richmond Valley and Kyogle LGA’s.
We welcome volunteers to the organisation either through the committee, fundraising efforts or having input into providing the services to the children.
Jumbunna reflects the Early Years Learning Framework in all our policies, programs and practices. We foster the concepts of Belonging, Being and Becoming through reciprocal relationships with children, families and community.
We respect children’s voices and believe they are an integral part of the program. Our practices and program are guided by their ideas and interests; and we support their learning and development through play and intentional teaching.
Jumbunna respects and values the unique skills and diversity of staff. This is promoted through a transdisplinary team approach.
We follow a family centred approach as we believe families know their child best. We promote links between the family, the service and the community to support the child to develop to their optimum ability.
Jumbunna values the support the community gives us in our role of educating and nurturing children with additional needs and their families. We take an active role in the community as an advocate for families and children, this promotes Belonging, Being and Becoming within our community.
We commit to developing more environmentally sustainable practices and to promote these practices to children and families.
Jumbunna believes it is important to reflect cultural diversity in our environment, practices and attitudes, as we value the strength of Australia’s diverse society.
We acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which we teach, the Bundjalung nation, and pay our respects to their elders both past and present.
Jumbunna aims to promote respect and responsibility within individuals who are part of our Jumbunna community. We acknowledge that these are important characteristics for individuals to possess in order to become valued members of a community.