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Jump parent services

Resources and services designed to support, encourage, and empower.

We’re pleased to provide relevant, quality information for parents, grandparents, and those living with children. Our Community Room has been carefully curated to provide parents with professional information and create opportunities for Jump families to connect with one another.   

Programs & services

Play Place

Play Place is a fun, social environment available to all young children and family members. Come ready in play clothes for some fun! Bring some fruit to share, and be ready to make some friends. 

Join us each week at one of our three Play Place locations. We close over the Christmas break. 

 Thursday mornings at the Harrisdale campus 9:30am – 11:00am.
Friday mornings at the Forrestdale campus 9:30am-11:00am.
Wednesday mornings at Grace Church Armadale 10am-11:30am.


Family Consultant

When you need a sounding board away from the bombardment of information and opinions, Jump’s approachable Family Consultant can help. Sift through the challenges of parenting children, from birth to 12-years-old, with Rosemary. Family-minded and with a heart for thriving children and parents, Rosemary has worked with families for over 25 years. She understands that every child is different and every family is unique, offering personalised solutions and practical strategies for each situation. With an academic background and a passion for research, Rosemary’s qualifications include following: Masters of Early Childhood  (Behavioural Science); Grad Cert (Children and Family Studies); B.Teach (Early Childhood). Make an appointment with Rosemary through, or call 08 9394 9175.

Parent Networks

Our Parent Networks are free information sessions designed to support and strengthen families through the challenging Early Years.


Useful links

Zero to Three

A non-profit organisation, Zero to Three exist to ensure babies and toddlers have a strong start in life. They provide parents, professionals, and policymakers with knowledge and know-how to nurture early development, and promote understanding around key issues affecting young children and their families. This includes childcare, infant mental health, early language and literacy development, early intervention and the impact of culture on early childhood development.


Early Childhood Australia

Childhood Australia is the peak early childhood advocacy organisation. Jump Carey Early Development Services and Jump Carey Early Development Services OSHC are proud to be members of ECA. 

Australian Research Alliance for Children & Youth

Australian Research Alliance for Children & Youth is a national non-profit organisation that focuses turning researched evidence into effective practice. By collaborating with researchers, policymakers and practitioners, ARACY turns what works in theory into practical, applicable action. 


National Quality Framework

The National Quality Framework raises quality and drives continuous improvement and consistency in Australian education and care services. The NQF introduces a new quality standard to improve education and care across long day care, family day care, preschool/kindergarten, and outside school hours care. 

Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority

The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) is an independent national authority that assists governments in implementing the National Quality Framework (NQF) for early childhood education and care. 


The National Quality Standard

The National Quality Standard (NQS) is a key aspect of the NQF and sets a national benchmark for early childhood education and care, and outside school hours care services in Australia. 


Families that enrol at Jump Early Development Services and Jump Early Development Services OSHC may be eligible for financial assistance of Child Care Subsidy from the Australian Government. Families apply for this through Centrelink 


Grievance Policy

A characteristic of Jump Carey Early Development is a strong commitment to respond positively to complaints. In particular, the partnership between parents and Jump is a recognisable and reliable feature of our service.

We have an Open-Door policy where parents are valued, respected, and involved with our service. As such, we actively encourage parents and families to voice any concerns. Jump appreciates all comments and complaints regarding the service as we firmly believe feedback of this nature helps us continuously improve our services to families and students.

All complaints or comments of concern will be taken seriously and handled sensitively.

See Family Grievance Policy

See Grievance and Complaints Procedure