Place of Belonging

About Us

Jarjum Centre is an Early Childhood Centre for Aboriginal Children, located in Lismore; the lands of the local Widjabal Wiyabal people within the Bundjalung Nation. The Centre was established 40 years ago and championed by a group of strong dedicated Elders who worked tirelessly to recognise the pathway to success was through Early Childhood Education. In addition, campaigned for the rights of Aboriginal children, families and community to access a fair, equitable, culturally inclusive and significant educational opportunities where Aboriginal children could thrive, adapt and obtain a high-quality education as a platform for inspiring their life chances and achieving their full potential.


Our Vision

The Centre is a special place of importance and belonging for all our Aboriginal children, their families and the local Aboriginal Community. It supports our Community to raise healthy, educated and culturally strong children.

Place of Importance

Our Purpose

To provide a place for Aboriginal children, families and Community that will offer and coordinate safe, culturally appropriate early childhood education programs and care, parent and family support, and early childhood health services.

Our Programs

Jarjum Centre utilizes a Goori transformative approach to early childhood education. Through the work in our programs, we want to leave our footprint behind, like many Elders before us!

Place of Sharing

Our Values

Jarjum Centre values the importance of early childhood learning. We promote children’s health and wellbeing, and foster family, student and community engagement. We strive towards integrating local Aboriginal perspectives in curriculum content, and continue to build and uphold our reputation through our commitment to ongoing learning.

Our People

We are an educational leader, and our highly qualified staff demonstrate this through experience and education, being highly driven to continuous research and improvement to ensure that the Centre always provides quality child care.

Jingy Wallah

Dear Parents / Carers, Families & Community,

Jarjum Centre Inc – Pre-School Staff and the Board of Directors would like to extend a warm welcome in Bundjalung language ‘Jingy Wallah’ – Welcome to the Jarjum Centre.