Acknowledgement of Ngurra ( country ) for kids ….
Here is the land and here is the sky,
Here are the people and here am I
We thank the Dharug and Gundungurra
We thank their country, it’s called Ngurra
Let’s listen and see, wonder and play
What can be learnt from Ngurra today
Always was, always will be First Nation land
Our Future together goes hand in hand

Blue Mountains City Council supports the resilience and wellbeing of children young people and their families.
We strive to ensure that children, parents, carers and grandparents can fully participate in community and economic life in the Blue Mountains. A key aspect of this participation is understanding and caring for Ngurra (country), and connecting with nature.  

Council’s Child Youth and Family Framework outlines how we do this. 

We seek to support children and young people
•    Be safe, healthy, flourishing and have a secure cultural identity
•    Feel they belong to the community and the place where they live
•    Reach their full potential

We also seek to support their parents and carers so they can participate in, and make a positive contribution to community life.

We work with the network of services supporting children, young people and parents including Health, Education, Early Childhood Services, Child & Family and Youth services. 
Council convenes:
•    the Stronger Families Alliance, a Network of services supporting children families and young people living in the Blue Mountains on shared outcomes for wellbeing and resilience. 
•    the Blue Mountains Early Childhood Education Network, 
•    and inter-agencies working with young people, mental health and drug abuse. 

Council conducts a Personal Wellbeing and Resilience survey biannually with residents and young people in High School. Members of the Stronger Families Alliance also provide information and data to inform our work and collaborations with community. Click here to access Alliance website data.

Parents with toddlers, children and young people are supported through the programs and activities offered by:

There are opportunities for families, children and young people to learn about and be active in care for country that we have the privilege to live on - Ngurra of Gundungurra and Darug traditional owners.

See information and opportunities with Council’s Bushcare team here. 

Our passionate team of Environment Educators work with children and young people in early childhood, primary and high schools and BMCC Youth Council inspiring awe, wonder, adventure and action to care for flora and fauna in our communities.

Other resources:

Download the latest edition of the 'Guide to Services & Activities for Families.' 
Or contact Customer Services (ph 4780 5000) for a hard copy 
An online Community Directory can be viewed here. 
A number of services that provide accommodation and support to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness can be found here.
See the BMCC Statement Recognition & Commitment Honouring the Past and Responding to the Future here.

Further information contact:  

Child & Family Community Development Officer  
Patricia Darvall  Ph: 4780 5462  or E: pdarvall@bmcc.nsw.gov.au