Gabmididi Manoo Children & Family Centre (08) 8645 5240

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

Gabmididi Manoo Children and Family Centre runs occasional care on the following days:

  • Tuesday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (over 2)
  • Wednesday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (under 2)
  • Thursday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (over 2)

Davison Street runs occasional care on the following days:

  • Tuesday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (over 2)
  • Wednesday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (under 2 and over 2)
  • Thursday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (under 2 and over 2)
  • Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 9:00am – 3:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Come and Play Playgroup is a referral based playgroup that is specifically for children with disabilities and special needs at Davison Street.

  • Monday: 9:30am – 11:30am

Baby Playgroup is a playgroup where parents and caregivers work together to provide their babies with opportunities to learn through play.

  • Tuesday: 9:15am – 11:15am

Learning Together Playgroup is a playgroup where children will interact with their peers to achieve age-appropriate milestones related to gross motor, fine motor and sensory experiences.

  • Friday: 9:15am – 11:15am
School Transition

For more information on school transition please visit our centre program on our Centre Information page.



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.



Related information

Information about all Children’s Centres.

Last updated: June 13, 2018 at 0:35 am

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