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Learning and Care

Long Day Care

Our centre offers Long Day Care - this is available Monday to Friday from 7am to 6pm for babies from 6 weeks until children start attending school.


We have a Kindergarten (preschool) program, staffed by DECD (Department for Education & Child Development) staff.

Preschool is for children prior to starting school - children whose 4th birthday is on or before the 30th April can start on day one of term one that year, while children who turn 4 on or after the 1st May will start day one term one the following year. Our sessions are between 8.30am to 1.30pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during SA school terms.


For those who would like to meet other families and spend some time interacting with their children while participating in fun activities and games we offer four playgroups. Please see What's happening for more details and other programs.

Saturday Family Playgroup. Saturday mornings 10.00am to 11.30am during school terms at 9 Vintners Walk Site -All families with a child under 5 welcome.

Muddy Nature Playgroup. New for term 3 2017. Tuesdays during term, 1.15pm to 2.45pm in the Children's Centre unit located in the HW R-7 school.

Surviving and Thriving Playgroup. Thursdays during school terms, 10.00am to 11.30am in the Children's Centre Unit (see What's on for registration details)

Hackham West R-7 school. Friday morning's 9.00am to 10.30am in the Children's Centre Unit located in the school during school terms.