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From sand art to planting seeds, creating coasters, and everything in between, there’s never a shortage of fun at Kids Club.

Funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services, AnglicareSA’s Kids Club is a free program for children aged 5-12 years living in the Playford area.

Kids Club Worker Leonie Bush said the program is designed to extend and enrich children’s learning, development, and wellbeing in a safe environment.

“The program is a safe place where children can come after school to grab a snack, do crafts, connect with others their age, and learn new skills,” Leonie said.

“We also welcome and encourage parents to stay and do the activities with their children and engage in their children’s learning.”

Leonie said that attending Kids Club has its benefits for parents too.

“Attending Kids Club is an opportunity for families to connect with the wider community,” she said.

“Through their children, parents expand their network and build friendships with other parents. It is just as important for parents to make friends as it is for their children.”

Charlie loves to visit Kids Club each week.

For Cassara, Kids Club provided an opportunity for her two children, Malakai and Charlie, to disconnect from technology and socialise with others.

“The program gets them away from screens and introduces them to new activities,” Cassara said.

“My boys can interact with children of different ages and cultural backgrounds at Kids Club.”

Going to Kids Club is Cassara and her children’s favourite part of the week.

“We’ve been coming to Kids Club for more than nine months and we never want to miss a session,” Cassara said.

“I can bond with my children and do the activities alongside them. They have made friends with the other children and have so much more confidence. I have made friendships with the other parents who attend.”

Malakai and Charlie’s favourite activity?

“Anything messy,” Cassara said. “They love playing with slime or doing crafts.”

Join the fun

Kids Club runs weekly on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the school term.

  • Mondays: 3pm to 4:30pm at The Precinct, 112 Coventry Road, Smithfield Plains
  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 3:15pm to 5pm at The Platform, 73 Elizabeth Way, Elizabeth

Kids Club also offers a program to keep the kids entertained during the school holidays.

For more information, please contact Leonie on 0407 977 351.