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.

At our centre we offer the following services:

Occasional Care

This service provides short term care for babies, toddlers and children under school age. Staff will provide care for the children to support families to participate in activities, fulfil work commitments, keep appointments or have a break from their children on an occasional basis rather than a regular booking. However, some regular bookings may be available.

Children have the opportunity to participate in a play-based developmental program. A range of indoor and outdoor activities are provided.

Ocassional Sessions:

2 years and over
Monday & Tuesday
8:30am to 11:30am & 12pm to 3pm

From 3 months to 4 years old
8:30am to 11:30am


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and children under Guardianship of the Minister can attend from three years of age.

Full time kindergarten is for children four years old for 12 months prior to school. Majority eligible children access 15 hours kindergarten with 2 full days per week and 1 Friday per term.

Additional staff and programs are provided to assist children with special rights. Bilingual Assistants support children who are English as a second language. To enrol: please come in between 8:30am-3:00pm Monday- Friday during school terms.

Preschool (Kindergarten) Program: Monday to Friday between 8am-3pm


Wednesday Playgroup

A family playgroup for children and families to learn and develop together. Run by Novita supported by Parafield Gardens Children’s Centre staff every Wednesday from 12:30PM to 2:30PM. All families are welcome.

All Children’s Centres offer a range of services:

Occasional Care is short term child care for babies, toddlers and children under 4 years. Care is available for up to one session per week, depending on availability.


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.


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.


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