What is ParentsNext?

ParentsNext is a free pre-employment program helping eligible parents plan and prepare for employment by the time their child goes to school. We work with you at your own pace and really take the time to help you fully explore all your future employment options. From helping you access courses and prospective childcare, to personal goal setting and future planning, we’re 100% there for you throughout this journey.

Employment Plus works with ParentsNext participants in the Port Adelaide Enfield and Playford areas to help set education and employment goals, develop pathways to achieve them and provide access to services and activities in the local community.

Am I eligible for ParentsNext?

Parents are able to access the free program if they currently receive a Centrelink Parenting Payment and meet eligibility criteria, which includes:

  • Having no employment earnings during the past six months.
  • Having a child aged under six years.
  • Residing in the Playford Council or Port Adelaide Enfield Council areas in South Australia. For other areas, contact Centrelink for information about providers in your area.

Interested in applying for ParentsNext?

Fill out the form below to take the first step towards receiving our care and support on this important journey.


Call 136 123 or email us to learn more and talk to someone about your eligibility.

Please note that we do experience peak times for phone calls, which could result in some time on hold. We aim to keep inconvenience to a minimum but please note that delays of several minutes are possible.