Working Together


For ages

Access to education and care in the early years of a child’s life leads to positive results that can last a lifetime!

Working Together:

  • Is free
  • Offers 2 – 3 days of early learning per week for children
  • Is available to eligible children in their year before Kindergarten
  • Provides support to families to participate in the program
  • Is delivered through Tasmanian Early Childhood Education and Care services (sometimes known as childcare centres) in the following locations:
    • North West – Burnie, Ulverstone and Devonport
    • North – Launceston
    • South – Brighton, Southern Midlands (Bagdad), Glenorchy and Kingborough

A list of Working Together providers is available on the DECYP website.

What are the benefits for children?

Working Together is a great way for children to:

  • Make friends
  • Play and thrive
  • Build confidence and independence
  • Learn and try new things
  • Prepare for school
  • Build routines

Can my child take part?

To take part your child must be:

  • Three years old by 1st of January in the year they will take part
  • In their year before Kindergarten
  • Not currently enrolled with an early childhood education and care service (sometimes known as childcare)

and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Have parents/primary carers who hold a Health Care Card
  • Identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Receive support or interventions from the Child Safety Service
  • Have two or more concerns identified through the Parents’ Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS)

How do I get involved?

To find out if you are eligible:

  1. Email
  2. Direct message on Facebook
  3. Call or text one of the Working Together Engagement Workers in your area: