Puggles Children’s Services Van

Puggles is a mobile children service that is Auspiced by Snowy Valleys Council based from Tumbarumba travels to 6 rural and remote communities on a fortnight roster, providing education and care in family groupings for children aged 6 weeks to six years. The communities Puggles visits are: Rosewood, Tooma, Adjungbilly, Brungle, Tarcutta, and Ladysmith

The Puggles team are committed to providing families in rural community’s access to a high quality educational and care service

We would like to Acknowledge the Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.Together we touch the ground of the land. We reach for the sky that covers the land. And we touch our hearts to care of the land.

At Puggles we are responsive to children and dedicated to providing a safe, secure, caring and supportive learning environment that will lay the foundations for future lifelong learning, health, wellbeing and foster a holistic approach.  Family’s needs and cultural beliefs and values of each individual.
  • Puggles visits 6 rural and remote communities across and fortnightly rotating roster travelling 1270km a fortnight.
  • Puggles creates a social hub for the communities, parents and caregivers to connect, share and socialise within their parental roles.
  • Puggles fosters and promotes healthy eating and fundamental moves throughout the play based learning environment.
  • Puggles provides a school readiness program, connecting with local schools and the community.
  • Puggles hosts an annual Teddy Bear's Picnic fundraiser that is run by the parent committee with the support of Puggles' educators and families, .


Click here to download the Puggles Philosophy(PDF, 254KB)

Venue Sessions

Operating Monday to Friday (except Public Holidays and during January) the Puggles Van visits the communities of Rosewood, Tooma, Tarcutta, Brungle, Adjungbilly and Ladysmith on a rotating basis.


Location: Bongongo Public School Hall, Adjungbilly Rd

Session Time: Every second Thursday, 9.15am to 3.15pm


Location: Brungle Public School, 2 Brungle School Rd

Session times: Mondays once a fortnight, 9.15am to 3.15pm 


Location: Ladysmith Memorial Hall, 28 Tumbarumba Rd

Session times: 2 week rotating roster Monday then Wednesday, 9.15am to 3.15pm



Session times: Every Friday, 9.15am to 3.15pm


Location: Tarcutta CWA Hall, Sydney St

Session times: Every Tuesday, 9.15am to 3.15pm


Location: Tooma Hall, Tooma Rd

Session times: Every second Thursday, 9.15am to 3.15pm

Contact Details

Puggles mobile: 04 2748 3307

Kylie Wilesmith, Children Services Manager and Puggles Coordinator 

Mobile: 0409 987 456

Satellite Phone: 0427 451 888

Office Phone: (02) 6948 3307

Email: [email protected]

How do I enroll?

Please fill out our expression of interest form(PDF, 130KB) and return via email, mail or in person, we will then be in contact to arrange enrolment for your child / children.

You will also require the following supporting documents:

Once all this information is received we will then ask you to log on to your 'My GOV' account and confirm the child’s enrolement at Puggles Children’s Services.

For more information:

Click here to visit the My Gov website

Click here to visit the human services website