Playgroup

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    Anglicare NT – Ngukurr Freshwater Playgroup

    The Ngukurr Freshwater Playgroup is based at the at the Guluman Child and Family Centre. The Playgroup is staffed by a pool of locally based Aboriginal Playgroup Workers and operates in collaboration with the Family as First Teachers (FAFT) program. Activities are age and stage appropiate and encourage parental/carer engagement,cultural connections and school readiness.

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    Anglicare NT – Numbulwar Saltwater Playgroup

    The Numbulwar Saltwater Playgroup is based at the Numbulwar School. The Playgroup is staffed by a pool of locally based Aboriginal Playgroup Workers and operates in collaboration with the Family as First Teachers (FAFT) program. Activities are age and stage appropiate and encourage parental/ carer engagement,cultural connections and school readiness.

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    Central Australian Community Toy Library

    Baby Capsule Hire

    Baby capsules for transport of infants up to six months of age are available for hire to families.

    Families Playgroup

    Social and recreational activities are provided for infants, toddlers and preschool children from 0 to 3 years old and for their parents or carers.

    Three-Year-Old Kindy

    Social and recreational activities are provided for three-year old preschool children.

    Toy Library

    A family lending library of educational toys and equipment that are fun to play with and assist infants’ and children’s cognitive, perceptual and physical development. Toys and party packs can be hired for special events.

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    Adam

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    Gap Youth & Community Centre Aboriginal Corporation

    The Gap Youth and Community Centre is a grass roots organisation which was established in 1977 by the local Aboriginal Community. The organisation’s central goal is to provide a safe place for young Indigenous people and their families. Gap Youth has a high level of understanding of the youth context and a long history of delivering programs for young Aboriginal people in Alice Springs.

    After-School Care

    After-school is available to assist parents of primary school children attending local schools.

    Playgroup

    Social and recreational activities are provided for infants and preschool children and their parents or carers.

    Seniors’ Leather Workshop Group

    Aboriginal elders meet to make leather goods.

    Sport & Recreation

    A sport & recreation program provides a range of activitiesincluding basketball, pool, table tennis and a drop-in centre with internet cafe facilities for children, young people and their families.

    Stay Strong Women’s Group

    A group focusing on issues of concern for young and adult indigenous women.

    Vacation Care

    Various holiday programs assist parents by providing recreational activities for primary-school children.

    Youth Homelessness Program (Reconnect)

    A preventive early intervention program for 12 to 18 year olds and their families where the young person is homeless or at risk of homelessness. The program seeks to improve relationships where the youth is becoming disconnected from their families, school or work and where there is a risk of their leaving home prematurely without family support.

    As an independent, membership-driven, not-for-profit association, we work with our members to support and strengthen AOD service delivery for people who experience harmful substance use in the NT.

    Our mission is to build and maintain a strong, sustainable and culturally diverse Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) sector that works together to reduce alcohol and other drug related harm across the Northern Territory.

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    GYCC

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    Katherine Isolated Children’s Service (KICS)

    Katherine Isolated Children’s Service is a remote, mobile playgroup. KICS is a not-for-profit, registered charity funded under the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) through the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA). KICS travels vast distances to bring the joy of play-based learning to socially and/or geographically isolated children and families living in Indigenous communities and on pastoral stations in the greater Katherine region.

     

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    Kids Connect

    Located: Primary School based Social & Emotional Wellbeing Program

    Referred by: Principal or Staff

    Operating out of: Moulden Primary, Karama Primary, Woodroffe Primary, Driver Primary, Anula Primary & Malak Primary Schools

    Save the Children Staff Contact: Catherine Collier phone: 041 720 0170

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    NTCOSS Support

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    Multicultural Community Services of Central Australia

    Multicultural Community Services of Central Australia Incorporated (MCSCA) is a community based organisation whose aims and objectives are to deliver quality confidential services to people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

    MCSCA provides the first port of call with friendly, culturally sensitive orientation and information, and ongoing activities and events to promote harmony in our community.

    Settlement Engagement and Transition Support (SETS)

    The Settlement Engagement and Transition Support (SETS) program is funded by the Australian Department of Home Affairs. The program aims to equip and empower humanitarian entrants, other eligible permanent migrants and their communities to address their settlement needs, in order to improve social participation, economic well-being, independence, personal well-being and community connectedness. The SETS program fills an important gap in the post-arrival period for eligible clients who do not have family and other community supports to rely on.

    The program is complementary to the Humanitarian Settlement Program (HSP) and other Commonwealth support to humanitarian entrants and for other vulnerable migrants.

    SETS Client Services provides clients with settlement-related information, advice, advocacy, and assistance to access mainstream and other relevant services. Services will be delivered in accordance with a needs-based approach. Typically client needs will align with the nine priority areas identified in the National Settlement Framework.

    Facilities for the Multicultural Community

    Multicultural groups and incorporated organisations can access facilities at MCSCA and within the Alice Springs Youth and Community Centre Complex at 5B Wills Terrace.

    MCSCA has the following facilities:

    • a computer suite with scanning and printing facilities and internet access for employment purposes
    • meeting space

    MCSCA organises or facilitates:

    • regular ‘meet and greet’ events to welcome new members of the multicultural community who are settling in Alice Springs
    • information sessions with topics of interest to the migrant and multicultural communities of Alice Springs
    • seminars and workshops for multicultural groups and associations
    • consultations with local, Territory and Australian Government departments on issues of concern to members of the multicultural community
    • events linked to specific projects

    Alice Springs Youth and Community Centre Complex has additional facilities including meeting rooms, training rooms, a large hall and facilities for community events. Multicultural groups and incorporated associations access these facilities for a range of purposes including meetings, social gatherings, cultural dance practices, choir practices, homework tuition and language classes.

    Bookings are essential. Fees apply in most cases. For more information about the application process and conditions of use please call us on 08 8952 8776.

    SusuMama Playgroup

    This long running and much loved multicultural playgroup is facilitated by MCSCA and is run in partnership with Anglicare NT.

    SusuMama playgroup is an important activity for newly arrived migrant parents and their children. It is a fundamental tool for integration in the Australian community in Alice Springs.

    Susumama Playgroup enables parents and children to meet weekly in a convenient and comfortable CBD location at the Alice Springs Youth & Community Centre. This program helps families to make friends and to have fun, enjoying various hands-on activities organised by our enthusiastic and welcoming Playgroup Leader.

    Susumama Playgroup is non-religious and non-denominational. All are welcome!

    Guest speakers are invited to provide a variety of information sessions to parents and carers. The aim is to facilitate the integration and acceptance of women into the Australian multicultural community covering a spectrum of issues from legal, mother and child, health and mainstream services.

    SusuMama Playgroup meets every Monday and Friday at the Alice Springs Youth & Community Centre from 9.30am to 11.30 am. Please contact us for more information and to book in.

    Multicultural Grant Program

    The Multicultural Grant Program provides support and assistance to the multicultural communities of Alice Springs. The program can also assist individual people from multicultural communities who continue to need help after the initial five-year period of settlement assistance has finished.

    The funding from the NT Government provides support for:

    • Assistance with settling into Australian lifestyles
    • Encouragement of multiculturalism in the wider community
    • Encouragement of community participation
    • Organisation and participation in community events
    • Promotion of integrated services
    • Promotion of the use of interpreters by agencies and service providers
    • Helping large culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) and multicultural communities to form their own incorporated associations
    • Seminars and workshops on governance and organising the running of an association

    Big Day Out In Harmony

    Celebrating the vibrancy of our town with community events like Harmony Day is an important part of MCSCA work, ensuring that Alice Springs is a welcoming place for all.

    Harmony Day is a United Nations-recognised global celebration that began in 1999. Officially held on March 21, it coincides with the UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and has been enthusiastically embraced by MCSCA as a community celebration in Alice Springs in early May. We call this event Big Day Out in Harmony.

    MCSCA works with the Town Council to combine their resources to stage Big Day Out in Harmony on the beautiful lawns at the southern end of the Council property. The stage is set like a village green, with performance area, food and drink stalls, family-focussed activities and lots of places to sit down with old and new friends. It is a community celebration of culture and coming together that draws hundreds through its simple message of unity and strength through sharing culture and friendship. The event can also be enjoyed by people who are unable to attend or if they are away from Alice Springs through a live broadcast by the local community radio station 8CCC 102.1FM.

    Each year, MCSCA invites all the multicultural groups and associations to participate in the event, to share some of their culture with the wider community. After months of rehearsals, it comes together on a day filled with colours, sounds, fragrances and tastes from across the world.

    If you would like to be involved please contact our office on (08) 8952 8776.

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    Save the Children – Baby Play2Learn
    Play2Learn, giving children the chance to learn, grow and develop through safe and supported play based education.
    Safe and supported play

    We know from extensive research that providing very young children with opportunities to learn, grow and develop through safe and supported play is crucial in shaping a child’s cognitive, social and emotional health, and consequently their behaviour in adult life. But supported playgroups don’t only benefit children. They can also provide parents who may be struggling with access to support in a friendly, non-judgemental environment.
    Our Play2Learn program is the largest of our Early Childhood Care and Development programs in Australia and has been running for more than 30 years. We currently run more than 200 Play2Learn groups for children and parents living in remote and disadvantaged communities across Australia.

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    Adam

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    Save the Children – Centre Based Play2Learn
    Play2Learn, giving children the chance to learn, grow and develop through safe and supported play based education.
    Safe and supported play

    We know from extensive research that providing very young children with opportunities to learn, grow and develop through safe and supported play is crucial in shaping a child’s cognitive, social and emotional health, and consequently their behaviour in adult life. But supported playgroups don’t only benefit children. They can also provide parents who may be struggling with access to support in a friendly, non-judgemental environment.
    Our Play2Learn program is the largest of our Early Childhood Care and Development programs in Australia and has been running for more than 30 years. We currently run more than 200 Play2Learn groups for children and parents living in remote and disadvantaged communities across Australia.

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    Adam

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    Save the Children – Community Support Play2Learn
    Play2Learn, giving children the chance to learn, grow and develop through safe and supported play based education.
    Safe and supported play

    We know from extensive research that providing very young children with opportunities to learn, grow and develop through safe and supported play is crucial in shaping a child’s cognitive, social and emotional health, and consequently their behaviour in adult life. But supported playgroups don’t only benefit children. They can also provide parents who may be struggling with access to support in a friendly, non-judgemental environment.
    Our Play2Learn program is the largest of our Early Childhood Care and Development programs in Australia and has been running for more than 30 years. We currently run more than 200 Play2Learn groups for children and parents living in remote and disadvantaged communities across Australia.

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    Adam

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