New Child Care Package for Families

From 2 July 2018, Australia will have a new child care package. Under the new package, the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) will replace the existing Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate.  CCS will be the main way the Government assists families with their child care fees.

Please follow the links below for more information and to see how these changes may affect you.

New Child Care Package for Families

Child Care Subsidy Estimator and Webcast Information Sessions








Stepping Stone Tanunda Childcare & Early Development Centre

Opening Hours: 6:30am – 6:30pm Monday to Friday

Address: 150-152 Murray Street, Tanunda SA 5352

Phone: 08 8563 0514

Capacity: 100 children

Director: Pricilla Heidenreich

Assistant Director: Ali Feltus


  • Purpose built centre
  • 6 Rooms – Birth to School Age
  • Great outdoor areas with sandpits and shade
  • Developmentally age appropriate curriculum incorporating the Early Years Learning Framework
  • Security system to access the centre
  • Sun Smart Centre
  • Nutritious snacks & Meals Cooked on Site using
          “Nutrition Australia Guidelines”
  • Nappies, Linen, Sunscreen and hats provided
  • Experienced, qualified team of professional educators
  • Discounted Public Holiday Rate applies
  • Reduced rate for armed forces
  • Before School Care Program offered
  • A kindergarten program run by an Early Childhood Teacher


Stepping Stone Tanunda Child Care & Early Development Centre is located in the beautiful Barossa Valley. Our new centre was opened in March 2012 and our play spaces are all naturally landscaped. Our children have access to many garden beds throughout the centre, which enables our children to gain an understanding of their environment.

We are fortunate to have access to several natural reserves where our children can extend their learning on the environment, whilst exploring, investigating and having fun.

The community plays a vital part of our centre. Our staff and children are actively involved in a variety of community events throughout the year.

Meet the Centre Director

Hi, my name is Pricilla Heidenreich and I am the Centre Director at Stepping Stone Tanunda. I have been working in childcare for 20 years. During this time I have seen a lot of changes in the childcare industry & still look forward to the challenges it brings.

At our Centre our dedicated staff team provide to our Community a genuine family atmosphere and home like environment that is inviting and welcoming. We offer our children unique experiences of engaging, loving and nurturing our variety of pets. I look forward to working with your families to build on your child’s interests and needs and to enhance your child’s strengths.


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