A local preschool has been aiming to meet the needs of families of different cultural backgrounds across Port Lincoln through its Multicultural Playgroup.
Kirton Point Children's Centre began the playgroup in July, which is facilitated by speech pathologist Tamara Strudwick and Learning Together at Home fieldworker Hayley Anderson who have been helping families to understand the benefits of play, early literacy and bilingualism.
Mrs Strudwick said the centre recognised a need for multicultural families to access services tailored to their needs as they were no longer able to access some services they were previously connected with as a result of COVID-19 restrictions.
She said the play group had been attended by families with Indian, Thai and Central American backgrounds and the centre's staff hoped the diverse group continued to grow.
"Kirton Point Children's Centre strives to provide our local multicultural community with a welcoming, supportive, inclusive and considerate environment where families can play, learn and have a sense of belonging," she said.
Mrs Strudwick said the playgroup focused on celebrating and highlighting important aspect of culture and this week at the centre families and staff showcased their cultural dress.
The centre is inviting multicultural families to take part in the playgroup and ask families to contact the centre to find out more.