In this talk I will provide a review of the current activities and future plans of the Cradle of Life working group. The deployment of the high frequency Band 5 receivers of the SKA will enable key science in the field of planet formation and Astrobiology. While the unprecedented high-angular resolution of SKA1-Mid will allow to image the thermal emission of centimetre-sized dust particles across the water snow line in nearby systems, its improved sensitivity with respect to current instrumentation will allow us to search for pre-biotic species such as formamide in proto-planetary disks and planet-sized fragments. On the other hand, the low frequency capabilities of SKA-Low can be used to study the magnetic fields of exolanets via their auroral synchrotron emission, which can provide information about their internal structure. These low frequency observations will also enable commensal SETI searches of technologically advanced signals down to levels of typical airport radars.