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Kentish is turning 30 this year !

Welcome to Kentish!

We are a not-for-profit organisation registered under ACNC. At Kentish Community Services, we are passionate about supporting the community by providing flexible, safe and affordable services throughout the Northern Territory.

Kentish Community Services offers Family Day Care (FDC), Out of Home Care (OOHC) and long day care across the Northern Territory.

We pride ourselves on offering safe, nurturing environments in which children can develop integral literacy, creativity, as well as important social skills. We also have a strong focus on cultural heritage and diversity.

Our philosophy is that learning should always be fun and that each child should be empowered with integral skills and attributes that will last them a lifetime



We have a new name !

Kentish is now a company limited by guarantee
Our new name is Kentish Community Services Limited



Our Services

Please click on the title to learn more about the service.
We are recruiting educators across our services. Learn more here.

Family Day Care


Our long day care centres are located in Moulden (Palmerston), Katherine and Tennant Creek.

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Long Day Care Availability

Please Contact the Centres:

(08) 7999 8050 / 0477123900

Big Rivers
(08) 7938 0059 / 0493689844

Tennant Creek
(08) 8962 1128 / 0417076431

or fill out this form to put your name on the ELC lists.

Family Day Care

Family Day Care (FDC)

FDC educators are able to care for 7 children in total, including their own, and many offer flexible hours to care for children from their own homes.

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FDC Availability

We do not have an immediate availability for FDC.

Please fill out this form to put your name on the FDC waiting list.

Family Day Care


Kentish provides OSHC and Vacation Care from the Casuarina Street School in Katherine East.

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OSHC Availability

We do not have an immediate availability for OSHC.

Please fill out this form to put your name on the OSHC list.

Family Day Care

Out of Home Care (OOHC)

OOHC (foster care) caters for children from 0 to 18 who are under the care of Territory Families NT.

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Out of Home Care Availability

OOHC is available in Darwin, Katherine, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs. The OOHC program is only available through Territory Families or CarersNT respite.

Family Day Care


Contact service is available for young people under the care of Territory Families to develop quality time with their family members and facilitate parents for reunification.

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Contact Availability

Contact referral is currently available in Darwin/ Palmerston.

Please Contact Us or fill out the Contact referral.