Support services for parents, families and young people

Learning and development

If you are concerned or want more information about your child's learning and development, you can contact these support services.

Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)
Information on choosing child care and searching for child care in your area.

Fun Bus Mobile Playgroup
Mobile playgroup service for children under five years and their families. Operates from outdoor parks and community centres in Darwin.

National Child Care Accreditation Council (NCAC)
Information on choosing child care and searching for child care in your area.

Playgroup Association of the Northern Territory
Support for families to join or develop community playgroups, including playgroups for children with autism and other disabilities.

Public libraries

Alice Springs Town Council library
Darwin City Council libraries
Katherine Town Council library
Nhulunbuy Community Library
Northern Territory Library
Tennant Creek Public Library

Raising Children Network
Information, videos, resources and parenting forums to support parents in the day-to-day work of raising children and looking after their own needs. Covers from pregnancy to adolescence, and children with disabilities.

7 Steps to Safety
A kit with ideas, activities and tips on helping your child feel and be safe at home.

Toy libraries

Toy lending and parent information services to support children’s development and learning.

Central Australian Community Toy Library
Phone: 08 8952 6720

Darwin Toy Library
Phone: 08 8927 9077

Katherine Toy Library
Phone: 08 8971 2300

Smile a Mile Fun Bus & Toy Library (Darwin rural)
Phone: 08 8983 2009

Nhulunbuy Toy Library
Phone: 0413 913 127

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Last updated: 12 May 2021

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