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Welcome To Canterbury’s Early Learning Centre

We offer our families a supportive and stimulating Early Learning education, with highly qualified teachers in vibrant well-resourced classrooms and engaging outdoor spaces.

Our children are encouraged to question, discover, problem-solve and create, as they explore their world, while developing a sense of belonging.

We believe it is vital to inspire a culture of curiosity, exploration, exchange of ideas, interests, wonderings, feelings and questions, while delighting in individual perspectives.

Kindy classes consist of full-time classes OR part-time options with a minimum of three days per week.

Daily bookings are only available for the Pre-Kindy class.

Our Pre-Kindy and Kindy Rooms all include Long Day Care from 6:45am – 6:00pm as part of our all-inclusive daily rates.

Our Early Learning Centre students participate in many engaging events and activities throughout the year – some just within the ELC, while others are in conjunction with the wider Canterbury Junior School.

These include the: Life Education Van, Under 8s Day, Grandparents’ Day, Easter Hat Parade, Multicultural Day, Book Week and our Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebrations.

Close College and parent or carer partnerships are highly valued at Canterbury, and there are numerous opportunities for parents to participate in their children’s learning in the classroom or at events.

2024 Early Learning Centre Fees

Plus an annual Single Resource Charge (SRC) $88.00

*Before Child Care Subsidy applied


$122 per day*

A dedicated Pre-Kindy room for 3 year olds with daily bookings available.


$108 per day*

Four Kindy rooms for 4-5 year olds.

Each of our Pre-Kindy and Kindy rooms have been given the Yugambeh names for birds found in our community.

We have the Mibunns (eagles), Kagarus (kookaburras), Bilins (parrots), Geiras (cockatoos) and Booanguns (curlews).

Curlews, in particular, have a special place in the College’s identity, returning every year to the campus to hatch their young.

All of the birds are also a metaphor of how the children’s learning will grow and soar to great heights, whilst spreading their wings and exploring their environment.

Engine Room

The Canterbury College Engine Room is an amazing space where children can improve their energy levels, concentration, and fine and gross motor skills – all while having fun.
The Engine Room is based on extensive research which shows these activities to ‘get your engine running’ at the optimum level for learning.

Our Early Learning Centre is typically oversubscribed, with long waiting lists and as such, we recommend enrolling early so you do not miss out.

Enrol in the Early Learning Centre

We invite you to visit the Early Learning Centre soon and take a tour of this great facility.
For enquiries or to book a tour, call 3299 0862 or send an email.

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