Children’s Centres

Children's Centres bring together education, care, health, community development activities and family services for families and their young children.

Services offered

All centres focus on children’s learning and development within the context of their family and community.
Through a collaborative partnership approach centres provide services to strengthen the capacity of families and the community to respond to children and provide the best possible start in life.

Guiding principles of Children’s Centres

Centre policies and work are underpinned by a set of common principles:

  • the interests of the child are paramount
  • the child is always viewed in the context of their family, carers, relationships, culture and community
  • families are supported and actively engaged in services, programs and decision making
  • strengthening the capacity of the community enables more supportive environments for children and families
  • programs are responsive to local needs and circumstances
  • integrated service delivery and agency partnerships address multiple disadvantages
  • staff operate on the basis of cultural respect and cultural inclusion
  • promoting health, learning and development at the individual and community level are central aims.

Children’s Centre Staff

Children’s Centre staff team includes educators, interdisciplinary staff and admin staff. The centre works in partnership with other agencies to deliver services to support children and families.

Population outcomes

The work of children’s centres and children and family centres contributes to the 4 population outcome areas described in the outcomes framework (PDF 140KB). The outcomes framework provides a state-wide population level framework and a shared commitment to integrated planning and implementation at the state, regional and local levels.

The population outcomes are:

  • children have optimal health, learning and development
  • parents provide strong foundations for their children’s healthy development and wellbeing
  • communities are child and family friendly
  • Aboriginal children are safe, culturally strong and confident.

Children's centres reports

Information about the children’s centres model and vision, and a report on programs and services contributing to the population outcomes.

We offer

  • Preschool

    Preschool (the year prior to starting school)  

    Group 1

    Monday and Wednesday 8:45-2:45 and Tuesday 8:45-11:45   

    Group 2

    Tuesday and Thursday 8:45-2:45 and Wednesday mornings

    If parents require longer hours (8:00-3:30) please speak with staff about this). 

    Preschool (for those not starting school the following year) Four half

  • Occasional care

    Thursday mornings 8:45 am -11:45 am – the year prior to preschool.  

    Friday mornings 8:45 am-11:45 am - Aged 10 weeks to before preschool.  

  • Playgroups

    Save the Children under 2’s playgroup from term two for under two years olds/parents.   
    Learning Together Playgroup – in Elizabeth Grove Primary ‘School Friday mornings Term 2)- birth to 5 years.

  • Office hours 2019

    Mon to Thurs 8:45-3:30

    Friday 8:45-12:00  

  • Other Parenting Services

  • 2020 Preschool Days/Sessions

    The centre will be open from 8:00-3:30. Children have access to one full day Monday and three half days. For more information please phone the centre.

  • 2020 Groups Preschool

    Group 1

    Monday 8:00-3:00

    Tuesday 8:30-11:30

    Wednesday 12:00-3:00

    Thursday 8:30-11:30

    Group 2

    Monday 8:00-3:00

    Tuesday 12:00-3:00

    Wednesday 8:30-11:30  

    Thursday 12:00-3:00

  • Occasional Care 2020

    Thursday 12:00-3:00 – the year prior to preschool.

    Friday 8:30-11:30 - Aged 10 weeks to before preschool.

Contact Us


Jenny Fox


08 8255 7515


08 8287 6684

Street Address

20 Haynes Street
Elizabeth Grove, SA 5112


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Our Staff

Jenny Fox

Director of Education and Care

Trish Mills

Teacher (full time)

Fortunate Dhirori

Teacher (part time)

Robyn Elliott

Early Childhood Worker (Occasional Care Coordinator)

Fatima Abbas

Early Childhood Worker (preschool and occasional care)

Smriti Roy

Early Childhood Worker (preschool)

Debbie Boehm

Early Childhood Worker (preschool); Admin Support Worker 

Christie Button

Community Development Coordinator

Karen David

Finance Officer: Admin Officer

Family Services Coordinator, Speech Pathologist and

Occupational Therapist: Currently vacant.

Our Values

  • Respect

  • Excellence

  • Belonging

Allied Health and Community Development

The centre is funded by DECD for a full time Community Development Coordinator and three allied health staff consisting of a full time Family Services Coordinator and a part time Speech Pathologist and Occupational Therapist.

Copyright © 2017 Elizabeth Grove Children's Centre

Created By: ELKAM-SA

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