Families as First Teachers

FaFT - Families as First Teachers - Teacher supported playgroups for children and families from 0—4 years with Learning Games, Conversational Reading, Enriched Care Giving and Parent Capacity Building.

FaFT is centered on care givers and children having positive learning experiences together, becoming part of a school community and building their capacity as a family.

The program runs five days a week; we have FaFT routine based playgroups on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (in conjunction with an open playgroup on Fridays) for children 0-4 years. These playgroups consist of Learning Games, Conversational Reading and Enriched Care Giving opportunities from the Abecedarian Approach. We also have the families prepare and share a healthy morning tea and provide other rich learning experiences through the play based environment we create.

We encourage families from the local area to attend and also the preschool families on the days preschool is not run. On Wednesday we go out to do ‘Site Visits’ these consist of setting up playgroups in different communities around Darwin or have Parent Capacity Building Sessions in the afternoons.


At Ludmilla Early Education Precinct we offer a range of FaFT Programs including -

  • Baby FaFT
  • Local FaFT
  • FaFT and Fun Bus working together
  • Three Year Old Kindy
  • Site Visits
  • Parent Capacity Building
  • Parent Support
  • Open Playgroup