Ampe Kenhe Apmere Congress Childcare

Delivering fun and engaging learning programs in a rewarding environment, Congress’ Childcare centre is available to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children aged 6 months to 5 years.

Congress’ Early Years child-focused learning and health programs are delivered through a cultural adaptation of the Abecedarian Approach Australia (3a) focusing on language priority (with local languages embedded), conversational reading, enriched caregiving and learning games. 

Ampe Kenhe Apmere is an accredited 65-place centre staffed with qualified early childhood educators, and has been assessed as meeting the national quality standard.

Children are welcomed into a safe, nurturing environment in age appropriate spaces. Our educators are engaged and committed to the children in their care, forming close bonds with families.

Ampe Kenhe Apmere offers long day care services for working parents and children are offered cooked meals during the day.

This service is fee-based but the child care subsidy may be available.

Make an enquiry

To find out about available places for children, call us on 8951 4499 or email

Opening hours

Monday: 7.30am – 5.30pm
Tuesday: 7.30am – 5.30pm
Wednesday: 7.30am – 5.30pm
Thursday: 7.30am – 5.30pm
Friday: 7.30am – 5.30pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Public Holidays: Closed


Congress Childcare Centre
23 Gap Road
Alice Springs NT 0870


Gap Clinic is no longer opening on Sundays or Public Holidays

The Mparntwe Urgent Care Clinic is open every day for any person with an urgent but not life-threatening illness and injury. Walk ins only.

 Visit the UCC website for more information.

In an emergency, always call 000.