A Bit More About Us

At the Flinders Children’s Centre and Tji Tji Wiltja Preschool We are committed to providing a high quality, flexible educational program that is inclusive, equitable and accessible for all children. The Early Years Framework for Australia, “Belonging, Being & Becoming” is our guiding curriculum and from the learning outcomes we develop learning programmes around: children have a strong sense of identity; children are connected with and contribute to their world; children have a strong sense of wellbeing; children are confident and involved learners; and children are effective communicators

Our Philosophy


We believe that children learn best when they have access to experienced others in a scaffolded learning environment. Play is the cornerstone to which learning occurs, therefore it is supported in our program and through our interactions. Explicit and implicit teaching encourages children to develop greater understanding of new concepts, especially numeracy and literacy, and is taught at teachable moments throughout the day, and through our shared group times. Children are encouraged to explore their own ideas and share their thoughts with others.



Community & Family

We support all children and families to feel welcomed to our centre. This includes supporting diversity of language, diversity of learning, and diversity of culture. How we interact with children and families is how we promote our inclusive practices. Interaction therefore encumbers a diverse range of mediums both written and oral, and supports visual deliverance as a best practice approach. Our Aboriginal support worker and our Aboriginal Families Literacy Strategies teacher further support families through liaising and organising events and supporting culture.


Learning Environment

Our learning environment focuses on play, so our environment provides children with a stimulating challenging and well-resourced outside and inside play area. Staff are aware of the importance of age appropriate risk taking, and support learning through exploration and self-discovery. Through careful planning and programming, staff provide equipment and activities that children can modify to suit their own needs or curiosities. Child’s voice is a focus and a priority and we support it through our programming and through our environment.


To create a learning environment based on play where children have the opportunity and encouragement to develop life skills and abilities in an environment which is safe, stimulating, challenging and inviting. A focus is placed on enhancing the Aboriginal culture with family and community support.

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Contact Us

We value staff diversity and recognise that all of our staff members are highly competent, passionate, dynamic and professional early childhood educators. We work together to embed a culture of equity, collaboration, openness, honesty, innovation and cohesion with a shared workload towards shared goals and vision.

Contact us today to discuss your child’s future!

TELEPHONE: 08 8642 2067
ADDRESS: 122 Tassie Street, Port Augusta, SA, 5700

If your child is starting school next year this is a fantastic time to practice school readiness with them at home. Some of the things you can practice is:
• Pencil grip - holding the pencil correctly (pincer grip).
• Name writing.
• Colour and shape recognition.
• Counting - from 1 to 10 and backwards from 10 to 1.

** Please don't feel that your child has to know all of the above skills before starting school. This is just a guide around concepts that you can practice at home.
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