Welcome to small town crèche. We hope you enjoy using our service. You can relax knowing your children are being cared for by experienced staff, having fun, and learning in a safe environment. Crèche is managed by Outback childcare, a program sponsored by RICE and based in Port Augusta. 
The crèche is held at Orroroo on Mondays and Hawker on Fridays from 8.45am to 3.15pm, throughout the school term. RICE in conjunction with Outback Childcare has an agreement with the Hawker and Orroroo childhood services for use of the buildings and facilities.

Outback Childcare is funded by the Department of Education. Both crèches are staffed to care for up to four children aged 6 months to 24 months. Five children aged 25 months to 35 months and 10 children aged 36 months to school age. The creches fall under the childcare subsidy system.  To enrol your child please contact the RICE office.


What to bring

A packed healthy lunch and snacks All baby foods and formula (not made up) Water bottle Change of clothes/nappies/wipes Hat All of these items must be labelled with the child’s name (including bag). DONOT BRING NUTS or NUT PRODUCTS.



Children learn and grow best in a safe and caring environment. Staff will use the routines, planned activities and child initiated play as learning experiences. Routines include time for group and individual play, eating, sleeping, toileting and packing up. Planned activities will include times for problem solving skills, creative and imaginative play, music, stories and fun. Staff will support and challenge children through high quality interactions. Our program is based on the Early Learning Years Framework. Please refer to the parent handbook for further information. If you have any questions please talk to our staff, crèche team leader or the Outback Childcare Operations Manager.

Remote crèches are available for community events such as workshops, training and meetings.