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Childcare and preschool

Early childhood services

There are many different early childhood services available to families. Some organisations offer more than one of these services.

This includes:

See types of childcare for more information. 


In South Australia, preschools are also known as kindergartens and some private preschools are known as early learning centres.

In preschool, children learn through play-based programs that are designed and delivered by qualified teachers.

See starting preschool for information about preschool enrolment.

Sa.gov.au has more helpful information about: