Squeals of delight echoed through the new playground at the Salvation Army in Kings Meadows, after the official opening of the&nbsp;Doorways to Parenting Facility. The&nbsp;Department of Social Services has funded the Salvation Army to deliver services over the next five years for facilitated playgroups at&nbsp;Kings Meadows, Norwood, Youngtown and Prospect. Corps officer Captain Jacky Laing&nbsp;said the new playground was a long time coming, and would be well loved. “This is a place where we now look at education as well as fun, and it has the structure of being a support for parents, and an educational place for both the parents and the children,” she said. Lead practitioner&nbsp;Cecily Lawrance-Harmey&nbsp;said there was a focus on school readiness and&nbsp;there were a number of programs which also focus on parents learning and improving their skills.&nbsp;“We do educational things right the way through, we start with music which includes counting songs, and we do colour recognition, while still keeping things fun,” she said.