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Welcome to the Briars

The Briars Special Early Learning Centre is a DECD state-wide early intervention service dedicated to the education of preschool children with additional needs.

The only stand-alone specialised preschool in Australia with a focus on Communication, The Briars provides an innovative, stimulating, adjusted curriculum incorporating Outdoor Education, The Arts and extra-curricular activities.

Acknowledged as a centre of excellence, highly experienced specialist educators with expertise in Early Childhood, Disability and Communication, offer an Early Intervention Consultancy supporting mainstream preschools and schools across South Australia.


Learning through the Arts

The Briars’ staff are united in their passion, and practice, to enhance the wellbeing of all children.

We have a holistic approach addressing children’s physical, emotional, cognitive, energetic and spiritual needs. Embedded within the Early Years Learning Framework, we provide a play based curriculum promoting expression through music, dance, drama, visual arts and yoga. We have professionally trained staff who deliver these programs.

Although we are engineered for communication with Alternative Augmentative Communication (AAC), we encourage the children to express themselves through more than words.