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Playgroup Award

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Congratulations to Anna Perry and Rita Lim, who, as the facilitators of our Early Intervention Oncology Playgroup, were recognised with the 2021 Children’s Week Play Award.

This award acknowledges the significant contribution to the development of children's play.

Nominated by Playgroup SA, Anna and Rita were presented with their awards by Her Excellency the Honourable Frances Adamson AC, Governor of South Australia.

Our Early Intervention Oncology Playgroup is for children aged 2-5 years (and their siblings) who are undergoing treatment and are unable to attend regular early education settings, like playgroup or kindy.

The playgroup is based on the Early Years Learning Framework and developed around the individual strengths of each child.

The fun, interactive sessions provide opportunities for socialisation, development of language and listening skills and sensory integration, as well as providing tools to parents to engage their child in playing to learn at home.

Watch Thomas’s Story

Watch this 5 minute film where Chris Hartley talks through his family’s journey after his son’s diagnosis of a brain tumour and the support he received from the Childhood Cancer Association.

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