Reconciliation | C&K - childcare and kindergarten


Commitment to Reconciliation

C&K recognises and respects the traditional custodians of Australia. The importance of continuously developing and refining strategies to improve the connection with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities in the area of early childhood education is embedded throughout the everyday at C&K, the C&K philosophy and Listening and Learning Together: C&K Curriculum Approach.

Our leading childcare centres and kindergartens embrace the diversity of children, families, and communities in our daily practices. 

C&K's Reconciliation Action Plan

C&K is a proud ally to First Nations peoples and is committed to sharing their stories, history and ways of knowing and being. Our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) December 2023-December 2025 reflects this commitment through 18 actions that promote and advance our vision of reconciliation. 

These actions will be embedded into our day-to-day operations because reconciliation should be business as usual, not something we only consider on culturally significant days. 

As one of Queensland’s largest early childhood education and care providers, we recognise our responsibility to positively influence emerging leaders and create culturally safe spaces for all children, families and communities.

We are driven by the belief that the current generation of Queensland children can grow in educational environments where reconciliation is the norm, creating change that will ripple across future generations.  

Reconciliation Action Plan

C&K's statement of support for the Uluru Statement from the Heart

C&K acknowledges the responsibility that we have in educating and caring for young children, connecting with families, and reflecting our strong and diverse workforce. Partnering with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their community-controlled organisations to deliver early learning for more than 50 years, we recognise that Australia’s First Nations people have been teaching and learning ways of belonging, being and becoming on these lands for more than 60,000 years.

As an organisation driven by ethics, social justice, and equity, we are committed to listening to advice, sharing of stories and wisdom to better inform our future.

C&K pledges our support for the Uluru Statement from the Heart. We acknowledge the invitation from First Nations people to support meaningful constitutional recognition through providing a First Nations Voice to Parliament enshrined in the Australian Constitution.

Our support for the Uluru Statement from the Heart is an organisational statement to demonstrate our commitment to recognition of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice. It is not intended to reflect the diverse views and opinions of our individual staff, children, or families. We welcome informed and respectful debate in the spirit of learning from each other.

C&K's statement of support for the Uluru Statement from the Heart