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 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 centres.

Children and Family Centres offer a range of services including:

Occasional Care

Occasional Care is short term child care for babies, toddlers and children under four years. Care is available for up to one session per week, depending on availability.

Preschool

Preschool provides 15 hours of universal access to preschool for children 4 years of age. Aboriginal children and children under the guardianship of the Minister are able to attend sessional preschool from 3 years of age. Preschool programs are play-based educational programs designed and delivered by qualified teachers using the national curriculum framework.

Learning Together

Learning Together is a program for families with children birth to 4 years of age. Its overall aim is to connect families with their children’s learning. A range of Learning Together groups include:

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: