DoE - Child and Family Centres

ptunarra Child and Family Centre

ptuanrra Derwent Valley Child and Family Centre (ptunarra CFC) is a place-based early childhood service model for families and children from pregnancy to age 5. The purpose of the CFC is to improve the health and wellbeing, education and care of Tasmania’s children in their early years by supporting parents, strengthening communities and enhancing accessibility to service in the local community.

ptunarra CFC connects families with government and non- government services that address a range of needs including; Child Health Nurses, Speech Pathologist, Physiotherapist Occupational  Therapist, Psychologist and Early Childhood Intervention Services. Ptunarra offers a number of programs, information and support for families with children pregnancy to age 5. Parents can drop into the centre anytime within opening hours.

Ptunarra is open Mondays to Thursdays from 9.00am to 3.00pm and Fridays 9.00am to 1.00pm. The centre is open for appointment and support every day until 4.30pm
Ptunarra CFC is located at 52 Blair St, New Norfolk. For more information please visit our Facebook page

What the service can help with

Education, including provision of education and programs addressing exclusion
Employment, transition, mentoring, training
Family supports
Family violence
Mental health
Physical health
Social and emotional development
Social exclusion
Suicide or self-harming behaviour
Violent behaviour

How the service is delivered

Coordination of Services
Cultural and/or Recreational Activities
Information, Advice and Education
Support Services
Therapeutic Care

Services are available for

Accompanied Children
Parents and Carers

Age eligibility for children

0 - 5

To access the service, clients

Must live in Derwent Valley

Cost of service


Is a referral required?

No referral required

How do clients access the service?

Client responsible for transportation to service
Transportation can be provided
Home visits can be provided

Regions covered


Focus Domains







Being loved and safe

Having material basics

Being healthy



Having a positive sense of culture and identity