Department for Education
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Learning and Care

As a parent or carer of a young child, you are the main influence on your child’s development. Early childhood learning and care services exist to help you with this important role.

Learning and care services offered by Children’s Centres operate under the National Quality Framework (NQF). The NQF aims to raise the quality of services across Australia through its National Quality Standard. The standard includes the Early Years Learning Framework, a curriculum framework to guide staff in developing quality learning and care programs for children.

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Information about all Children’s Centres

All Children's Centres offer a range of services.

At our centre we offer the following services:

Long Day Care

Long Day Care provides full-day or half-day child care for children from 6 weeks of age to school age (under 6 years). Long Day Care provides play-based educational programs designed and delivered by qualified early childhood educators using the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia.

Full-day sessions are between 7:30am-6:00pm Monday to Friday

Half-day sessions are 7:30am-12:30pm for morning session

12:30 -6:00pm for afternoon session

Preschool

In South Australia children are entitled to access 4 terms of government funded preschool in the year before they start school. Preschool programs are play-based educational programs designed and delivered by qualified teachers using the national curriculum framework. If your child turns 4 before 1 May, they can start preschool on the first day of Term 1 in that year. If your child turns 4 on or after 1 May, they will start preschool on the first day of Term 1 the following year. Aboriginal children and children under guardianship of the minister are entitled to attend preschool once they turn 3. Children with additional needs and/or disability may be able to start preschool up to 2 terms before they would usually start. This is known as early entry.

Our Preschool sessions are offered in 2 groups:

Group A: Monday & Tuesday 8:00am-3:15pm

Group B:Thursday & Friday 8:00am- 3:15pm

Playgroup

Playgroup provides an interactive and fun opportunity for children and parents to play and learn together. Playgroups are usually supported by an early childhood professional to provide support, information and advice regarding children’s health, learning and development.

At our centre we offer the following services:

- Community Playgroups on Tuesday & Thursday mornings

- Baby Playgroups on Thursday afternoons & Friday mornings

- Dad's Playgroup on the first Saturday morning each month