For families

Would you like your child to have the opportunity to make friends, learn, grow and build confidence?

If so, Working Together is an opportunity for your child to play with other children in a fun, caring and safe childcare setting – also known as an education and care centre.

Working Together offers your child the opportunity to get up to 400 hours of free early learning at a childcare service from February 2020.

Registrations are currently open with limited places available, so please get in touch if you would like to know more or to be involved. Contact details can be found below in the ‘Who do I contact?’ section.

Can my child participate?

Working Together welcomes children of all abilities to participate.  Your local education and care centres involved in Working Together will work with you and your child to help meet your family’s needs.

To be involved in Working Together in 2020, your child must be:

  • born in 2016
  • in their year before Kindergarten
  • not currently attending childcare

They must also meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Have parents/primary carers who hold a Health Care Card and/or
  • Be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander decent and/or
  • Receive support or interventions from the Child Safety Service and/or
  • Meet two or more criteria under Parents’ Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS).

Is Working Together in my area?

In 2020 and 2021, there are 19 childcare services across Tasmania delivering Working Together. Find the closest service to you.

What will my family get out of Working Together?

“I have noticed a big change in my son’s social skills and how he is interacting with other children. He loves coming to ‘his school’ and he can’t wait to play with his friends! The educators at the centre are fantastic – as soon as we walk through the door they welcome you and say everything is going to be OK.” Working Together Parent

Working Together offers your family the opportunity to connect with other families, share stories and make friends.

In addition to the up to 400 hours of free early learning your child will receive, early childhood educators  will work with you and your child to access any additional support that might be needed.

The initiative also supports your family with the transition from home to an education and care centre, and then with the transition to kindergarten.

Who do I contact?

Do you have questions or want to participate?

Please contact one of the Working Together Engagement Workers in your area.