Support services for parents, families and young people

Learning and development

Find support services below for more information about your child's learning and development.

7 steps to safety

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

Find out more on the Department of Territory Families, Housing and Communities website.

Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority

For information on choosing child care and searching for child care in your area, go to the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority website.

Fun Bus Mobile Playgroup

Mobile playgroup service for children under 5 years old and their families. Operates from outdoor parks and community centres in Darwin.

For more information, go to the City of Darwin website.

Playgroup Association of Northern Territory

Support for families to join or develop community playgroups, including playgroups for children with autism and other disabilities.

To find out more, go to the Playgroup Association of Northern Territory website.

Public libraries

For more information about public libraries in the Northern Territory, go to the website of the:

You can also read more about the Library & Archives NT.

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 pregnancy to adolescence, and children with disabilities.

For more information, go to the Raising Children Network website.

Toy libraries

You can find toy lending and parent information services to support children’s development and learning below.

Central Australian Community Toy Library

Call 08 8952 6720 or go to their website.

Darwin Toy Library

Call 08 8927 9077 or go to their website.

Gove Toy Library

Call 0413 913 127 or go to their Facebook page.

Smile-A-Mile Fun Bus & Toy Library

Call 08 8983 2009 or go to their website.

Step Out Community Toy Library - Katherine

Call 08 8971 2300 or go to their Facebook page.

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Last updated: 23 May 2022

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