Children's Activities and Services

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Children's Ministry Programs

Here at the Balga Salvation Army we understand the importance of social, mental, emotional and spiritual growth in young children. We know that as parents you desire to see your children become connected with other children their age as well as express themselves in a safe environment. As a church community, we appreciate this and have created a diverse range of programs for children starting from birth to young adults, where your children can participate in a large range of activities that help nurture their growing minds. Each of our programs has a dedicated team of leaders who have a passion for children’s ministries and wish to see young children grow in all aspects of their lives.

Early Learning Centre

The Early Learning Centre offers 50 long-day childcare placements for children 0–6 years. The service has a 3-year accreditation and is supported by qualified and non-qualified staff. The service does offer respite care when required. The hours of operation are Monday to Friday, from 7.00 am to 6.00 pm. Weekly fees are paid by parents and, depending on the family's economic status (determined by Centrelink), a subsidy of up to 85% of the fee is paid by Family and Community Services (Federal).

The service is the cheapest in the country and the only one run by The Salvation Army in the Southern Territory. Income is derived solely from parent fees, donations, and fundraising.

This service operates five days per week. Monday to Friday, 7.00am to 6.00pm

For more information, please call us at the office or drop in for a tour (9am-3pm). 

mainly music

mainly music is a program for pre-school children and parent or caregiver, designed to provide an environment where they can develop skills to enhance their education through music, rhythm, rhyme, movement and listening. Weekly sessions, during the school year, are full of fun, educational music and musical activity to grow and develop your child, followed by something to eat and something to play with, plus time for you to eat and chat with other parents! 

Please contact the office for more details.

Wednesday 9:30am – 11am, during school terms

Sunday School

Each Sunday morning the children, aged 3 to 12, have the opportunity to engage with one another as they learn more about the Bible and Jesus.  Our dedicated and committed Sunday school leaders, teachers and helpers provide a safe and caring space for the young people to explore and discover more about God, themselves, others and life.  We continue to thank and praise God for the young people that are part of Balga Salvation Army and the wonderful blessing and gift that they are from Him.

Just Brass

Just brass is a program for children offered at Balga Salvation Army, which is showing transformative effects across the country. Students receive free weekly individual and/or group music tuition in their schools. This is a music program that develops young leaders and builds children's confidence, self-esteem, and ability to thrive in school. The program is ongoing in its support and builds partnerships across the community to ensure all involved achieve, at school, and beyond. Find out more

If you are interested in being involved, please contact the office.

Child Health Service

This is a free service provided to support you and your family, from your child's birth till 4 years old. We assess your child's health and development at 8 weeks, 4 months, 12 months, and 2 years, provide ongoing support and information on parenting, family health, and immunisations. and much much more!

Appointments and Questions
Call us on 9207 2655

Open Clinics - No appointment necessary, just
drop in!
Mondays between 9 am and 12 pm.
(Closed public holidays)


Little Things Community Garden

We offer many different activities within our community garden throughout the week - here are just a few of the services we offer for our little ones. 


When? Mondays and Wednesdays, at 10 am. School term only. 

New Parent group

Thursday mornings at 10 am, 5-week course. Call the child health centre for more information on the next start date. 

Available for hire

Why not let us host your child's next birthday party? We provide the garden, barbeque if required, and various outdoor toys to ensure fun for all. Contact Jo at the Early Learning Centre for more information.