Kalkarindji Children’s Service

Kalkarindji one of One Tree’s most remote services. It is known for its abundance in natural beauty and unique landscapes.

Kalkarindji Children’s Service acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to the Gurindji people and their culture, and to their elders both past and present.

Kalkarindji Children’s service is located on the edge of a local school grounds. The one room centre allows for family-centred practices and values each child and their identity.

The service has an expansive outdoor environment inspiring imagination, creation and dramatic play.

Rooms at the Kalkarindji Children’s Service are inviting and welcoming to families. Parents are encouraged to stay and settle their children while they find a sense of confidence and belonging. Children are supported by dedicated local staff who thrive on the rewarding work of offering high quality care in a remote community.

Our approach

Our service fosters a child-centred program inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy. The program incorporates a rich array of natural sensory resources and is led by both local community and qualified staff.

A bilingual learning program sees children learn Gurindji with local team members and interact in English with the non-Aboriginal staff. Learning in their home language promotes confidence, a sense of identity and fosters emergent literacy amongst children. Our team of Indigenous staff are strong advocates for the outcomes of children in their community.

Our service

We are a 25-place service operating Monday to Friday 8.00 am – 4.00 pm.

All meals are provided (morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea) with a carefully selected nutritional meal plan.

The service has one room that caters for the following:

  • 0-24 months – 4 children;
  • 24-36 months – 10 children; and
  • 3 – 6 years – 11 children.

The service caters for children from three years to six years, with flexible sessions available for children attending preschool for three hours per day.

The Kalkarindji State School provides a bus service that can collect the children and return them back to the service for preschool. Please discuss transport with the director.

Enrolments

Click here to enroll online

If you would like any further information, please contact the Enrolments Team

Alternatively, you can contact the director to organise face to face support to enrol your child and to receive assistance in applying for Child Care Subsidy (CCS).

Fees

Fee information can be found in the fees section of the website.

Families are assisted to access child care through Child Care Subsidy (CCS) to reduce the cost of child care, with the service supported by funding through the Department of Education, Skills and Employment to ensure fees are flexible and affordable in remote community to support every child to attend.

If you are concerned about the cost of child care, you may be eligible for flexible fee support called ‘Additional Child Care Subsidy’ (ACCS) which the director can provide information on – don’t let cost be a barrier to your child enrolling with our service. One Tree strongly support all families to attend the service.

 

Contact us

Kalkarindji School, Cnr of Whitlam Street and Libanangu Road, Kalkarindji, NT 0852

Hours: 8am - 4pm Monday to Friday Phone: 0499 799 888 Email: Kalkarindji@onetree.org.au

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One Tree Community Services acknowledges the traditional owners of country where we operate. In the spirit of reconciliation, we recognise their continuing cultural connections to their land, waters and communities. We pay our respect to their Elders both past and present and to all First Australians of today.

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