Playcentres, playgroups and parenting
Playgroups and playcentres
Visit the Department for Education's website for information on SA government playgroups and playcentres.
Learning Together Program
The Learning Together Program helps families with children from birth to four years of age become more involved in their children's learning. Some locations offer specific activities for younger mothers and Aboriginal families.
The program is run by qualified early childhood teachers. Families and staff work together to support children's learning and development.
You will help your child to learn and grow by:
- playing with your child in a safe and friendly environment
- helping your child build relationships and learn from others
- discovering how your child learns.
The program helps families become more involved in their child's learning through a range of activities, such as:
- cooking groups
- book making.
Programs are free to attend.
Joining the program
To find out what activities are being offered in your area and if there are any places available, phone your local Learning Together manager at one of the locations below.
Families who are unable to attend the program because of their location or other additional needs may be eligible to participate in the Learning Together At Home program.
Locations and contact details
Learning Together programs are often based at schools. Programs are available at:
- Christie Downs School, phone 8382 3266
- Enfield School, phone 8343 6573
- Newbery Park School, Millicent, phone 8733 2864
- Fraser Park School, Murray Bridge, phone 8531 3090
- Pt Augusta Children's Centre, phone 8642 6504
- Airdale School, Port Pirie, phone 8632 2633
- Northern Adelaide Senior College, phone 7285 1600.
Children's Centres for Early Childhood Development
Children's Centres for Early Childhood Development and Parenting bring together care, education, health, community development activities and family services for families and their young children.
Children's centres help parents and children to get the support they need, when they need it, within their own community.
Early childhood services work closely together to provide the best support for children's development and families. Families can also be connected with other families and groups in the community with similar interests.
- Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)
- Child and Youth Health - SA Health
- MyChild.gov.au - Australian Government
- Early years learning framework (EYLF)
- Parenting Easy Guides (PEGs) - Department for Education