Yarralin Children’s Service

Yarralin, also known as Walangeri, is an Aboriginal community located 382 kilometres south-west of Katherine.

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

Yarralin Children’s Service, fondly known as the crèche, is a place where visitors are welcomed with a smile. It is a busy, popular service with children attending from within the community and surrounding cattle stations.

The service has a high-grade kitchen and operates a School Nutrition Program for the Yarralin State School. Three healthy and nutritious meals are provided each day for between 45-60 children. Cooking classes are also run for the children, in collaboration with the school.

The building, located on the edge of the school grounds, has a large central area for mixed-age grouping, with a pitched roof that draws in natural light and creates a cheerful atmosphere.  It is a one-room centre that allows for self-directed play, exploration and physical development. The room is inviting and welcoming to families. Parents are encouraged to stay and settle their karu (children) while they find a sense of confidence and belonging.

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.

Our service recognises the importance of home language. A bilingual program sees children learn Ngaringman with the local team members and interact in English with the non-Aboriginal staff.

Our services

Yarralin Children’s Service is a 25-place service operating Monday to Friday 7.45 am – 4.15 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 3 years to 6 years, with flexible sessions available for children attending preschool for 3 hours per day.

The School Nutrition Program is run through the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA). Please see the director for more information.


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If you would like any further information, please contact our 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).


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

Lot 116, Yarralin, NT 0852

Hours: 7:45 am - 4:15 pm, Monday - Friday Mobile: 0477 800 804 Email: yarralin@onetree.org.au

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One Tree Community Services acknowledges the Traditional Owners and custodians 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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