Families as First Teachers

Kalkarindji Playgroup is an early learning program run within the school grounds from Monday to Friday. Playgroup is open in the morning (9:00 – 12:00) and afternoon (12:30 – 1:30). Playgroup is for children from birth to 4 years of age and their family and carers. A nutrition program is run from Playgroup to ensure all children and families receive a cooked lunch and fruit.


Kalkarindji Playgroup is run through the Families as First Teachers (FaFT) program which is delivered in remote communities across the Northern Territory. The FaFT program supports the healthy development and early learning of young Indigenous children through the use of 3a (Abecdarian approach). Activities include Conversational Reading, LearningGames and Enriched Caregiving.


Playgroup runs an EYLF inspired play based learning program with the overall focus on building foundations to ensure school readiness. Playgroup staff also run parent workshops and provide opportunities to build adult capacity in areas such as nutrition, child and maternal health, hygiene and home care, behavioural management, financial management and adult literacy.


Kalkarindji Playgroup has a strong relationship with the clinic to ensure that children and families are healthy. Playgroup provides an excellent location for visiting health professionals to reach children and families.


Kalkarindji Playgroup also works closely with the crèche to provide outreach services to children of working parents. Preschool comes to Playgroup each day for 3a, play and lunch.

For more information about Playgroup contact Allison Mulley on 8965 1888.