- Parents and community
- Early childhood
- Curriculum and NTBOS
- Assessment and reporting
- Supporting students and learning
- Training and beyond school
- Community use of school facilities
Ages 0 to 8 years
The Department of Education and Training (DET) recognises the importance of the early years of a child's life and its impact on a child's health, wellbeing and lifelong learning. The Early Years framework aligns the departments priorities to support young children and their families to achieve the best from their early childhood years.
The Australian Government's mychild website can help you find a childcare centre that best suits your needs and those of your child.
Northern Territory Government schools are not zoned unless a school has reached or is about to reach capacity. If a school is full or almost full, children from within
the school's feeder area will have priority. Find a Territory school
Early Childhood Workforce Plan
The Early Childhood Workforce Plan has been developed to provide a vehicle for partnerships across government, non-government and industry agencies to build, support and develop the early childhood workforce.
Grants and scholarships
The Australian and Territory Governments are supporting the early childhood sector through a range of grants and scholarships to help meet the needs of educators and service providers.
Commencing 1 January 2012, the Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011 apply to all centre-based long day care, family day care, preschool and outside school hours care services. More about the regulation changes