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Community engagement - Gawler & Dist B-12 Chn Ctr

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Community development program


Parent engagement group

Gawler babywearers group

The Zentangle Zone - art and craft peer support group

My Time - peer support group

Women's wellness space


Community Development program

Our community development coordinator is here to provide and coordinate services to cater to yours and your family’s needs. You can find more information about our community development program in our community development co-ordinator 2021 (PDF 73KB), or speak to a member of our staff.


Playgroup is an interactive, fun opportunity for children and parents to play and learn together. Playgroups are usually supported by an early childhood professional who will give support, information and advice about children’s health, learning and development.

All playgroups are free to attend.


Carmina Kids Play 2 Learn Playgroup

Our Carmina Kids Play 2 Learn program is a weekly supported playgroup for parents and their children aged 0 to 5 years. We focus on strengthening connections between families and communities, improving early childhood development and parenting skills, and encouraging healthy development and mutual support.

The program includes free play, age-appropriate art and craft activities, outdoor play, story time, snack time, and song time.

These sessions are facilitated by the Save the Children early childhood team and our family support worker.

Times: Friday mornings during term time, 9.30am to 11.30am.

What to bring: please bring your child's sun hat and water bottle.

Additional information

A healthy snack will be provided for your child. All parents and carers are welcome.

Baby change and breastfeeding facilities are available.


Bubs and Me Play 2 Learn Infant Playgroup

This playgroup is for new parents and their children aged up to 12 months. You will have the chance to improve your parenting skills while connecting with the other families who attend. Playgroup sessions aim to improve early childhood development and to provide you with support.

These sessions are facilitated by the Save the Children (Play 2 Learn program) family services coordinator and our early childhood worker.

Times: 1.00pm to 3.00pm every Tuesday during term time.

What to bring: please bring a small rug or blanket and any other items you need for your baby.

Additional information

Baby change and breastfeeding facilities are available.


Saturday Dads and Kids Playtime

Fathers facilitate these monthly sessions to bring fathers, uncles, grandfathers, and carers together, with their children. Community fatherhood volunteers and our community development coordinator support the sessions.

Times: 9.00am to 11.00am on the first Saturday of each month.

What to bring: please bring your child's sun hat and water bottle.

Additional information

A hot, healthy breakfast and fresh fruit are provided for you and your child.


Gawler Connect and Play

These sessions are a chance for the parents or carers of multiple birth children to come together with their children to connect and play. This playgroup is supported by a Multiple Birth Association volunteer parent coordinator, our family services coordinator, and our community development coordinator.

Times: 9.30am to 11.30am every Tuesday during term time.

What to bring: please bring your children's sun hats and water bottles.

Additional information

We will provide fruit or a healthy snack for your children.

My Time - peer support group

This weekly peer support group is for parents, grandparents and carers of children up to 16 years of age who have a disability, developmental delay, or chronic health condition. We provide you with some time out to relax and socialise, to share ideas with others in situations similar to yours, and to have some fun. Fun activities include massage, manicures, and craft.

The group is facilitated by our CaFHS early childhood intervention consultant and is run in conjunction with the Women's and Children's Hospital and SA Health.


12.30pm to 2.30pm every Monday during term time.


This program is funded by the Australian Federal Government and is free to all parents and carers. A free crèche is available for children under 5 years.

What to bring

Please bring your child's sun hat, water bottle and any other items they may require (ie change of clothes, spare nappies).