Kwatja Etatha, Arrente for 'Living Waters', is a family supported playgroup that serves Central Australian families. The playgroup is free and open to children 0-4 years of age and their parent or caregiver.
Approximately 99 per cent of families attending Kwatja Etatha Playgroups are from Central Australian Language groups represented by Arrernte (Central, Eastern & Western), Akityere, Alyawarre, Luritja, Warlpiri, Anmatyere, Pitjatjantjara, and a small percentage of culturally and linguistically diverse families including Indian, African, Maori and Spanish.
Kwatja Etatha is an informal session where mums, dads, grandparents, caregivers, children and babies meet together in a relaxed and safe learning environment. The team of Indigenous staff respect the cultural values of each family and work together with families in providing activities and experiences that contribute to their child's learning.
We design activities specific to educational outcomes and provide parental support and education, an array of play equipment, a structured routine, nutritional meals and snacks, and generally create a fun and safe place for families. Activities include singing, music, dancing, story time, creative/imaginative play, excursion, free play and art and craft activities.
Kwatja Etatha at the Church
The playgroup operates from the Alice Springs Lutheran Church grounds on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10.30am-12.30pm during school terms. Staff can collect families each morning, so please give us a call and we will pick you up.