Bubup Wilam means ‘Children’s Place’ in Woi Wurrung language. Bubup Wilam is an Aboriginal Child and Family Centre in the suburb of Thomastown, in the City of Whittlesea, inMelbourne‘s north.
Bubup Wilam for Early Learning provides Aboriginal children, families and the community with access to an integrated range of services and programs, including: early intervention and prevention programs, early years education, and health and wellbeing services.
Bubup Wilam currently provides a culturally strong, integrated and enhanced model of care, comprising of:
Bubup Wilam has established partnerships with a range of local agencies, including the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service, Victoria’s Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People, the local primary schools, the City of Whittlesea and other services which can support vulnerable and at-risk children and families, and enhance outcomes for the community.
“In partnership with families, Bubup Wilam for Early Learning aims to nurture strong, proud and deadly kids in a culturally rich and supportive environment”
Bubup Wilam seeks to underpin and strengthen this vision through our philosophy of instilling and strengthening children’s strong sense of Aboriginal identity and personal self-esteem as their foundation for lifelong learning, health and wellbeing. This equates to children, with the support of their parents and extended family, taking a lead responsibility in owning and developing their play, space, interaction, learning and engagement with others in a confident and supported way. Guided by the teaching staff, we aim to ensure our children at a very early age begin the journey in reaching their full human potential.