Early childhood support for remote children and families

For you and your child, you can access early childhood support through:

  • education and learning programs
  • child and family centres

For more information, find a suitable service below.

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Families as First Teachers is an early learning and family support program providing:

  • access to reading books and learning games to use at home
  • support on children nutrition, health and hygiene
  • guidance to prepare your child for school.

You can access the program in remote schools or as a mobile service.

For more information, call your closest community program in the table below.
CommunityPhone
Ali Curung (Alekarenge School)08 8964 1957
Alpurrurulam07 4748 4887
Ampilatwatja08 8956 9265
Angurugu08 8987 6355
Arlparra08 8956 9178
Barunga08 8975 4502
Beswick (Wugularr School)08 8975 4529
Borroloola08 8975 8780
Elliott08 8969 2050
Galiwin'ku (Shepherdson College)08 8987 9044
Gapuwiyak08 8987 9122
Gunbalanya08 8979 0181
Gunyangara (Nhulunbuy Primary School)08 8987 0022
Hermannsburg (Ntaria School)08 8956 7424
Kalkaringi08 8975 0778
Lajamanu08 8975 0946
Maningrida08 8979 5950
Milingimbi08 8987 9902
Nganmarriyanga08 8978 2380
Ngukurr08 8975 4689
Numbulwar08 8975 4650
Papunya08 8956 8515
Ramingining08 8979 7924
Tennant Creek08 8963 2424
Umbakumba08 8987 6793
Wadeye (Catholic Education Northern Territory)08 8978 2477
Wurrumiyanga (Tiwi Island Regional Council)08 8919 0407
08 8970 9600
Yirrkala08 8987 1988
Yuendumu08 8956 4011

Child and family centres provide a range of services on site including child care, Families as First Teachers and can connect you to other services in your community.

Locations include Alice Springs, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Ngukurr, Palmerston and Yuendumu.

For more information, contact your closest community centre below. You can also read the reports.

Alice Springs

Larapinta Child and Family Centre 
Phone: 08 8958 5180

More information

You can also go to the Larapinta Child and Family Centre Facebook page.

Gunbalanya

Arrmunbu Child and Family Centre
Phone: 08 8958 5180

Maningrida

Manayingkarirra Child and Family Centre
Phone: 08 8979 5950

Ngukurr

Gulaman Child and Family Centre
Phone: 08 8979 5950

Palmerston

Palmerston Child and Family Centre
Phone: 08 8944 9223

More information

You can also go to the Palmerston Child and Family Centre Facebook page.

Yuendumu

Yurrampi Child and Family Centre
Phone: 08 8956 4015

Last updated: 16 November 2020

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