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Welcome to the Canterbury 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.

Early Learning at Canterbury includes:

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

Daily bookings available from Pre-Kindy 2021 and Kindy 2022

Our Pre-Kindy and Kindy rooms all include long day care (6:45am-6:00pm) as part of our all-inclusive daily rates.

Our Early Learning Centre students participate in many exciting events and activities throughout the year, some just of their own, some in conjunction with the Canterbury Junior School. These include the Life Education Van, Under 8s Day, Grandparents’ Day, Easter Bonnet Parade, Multicultural Day, Book Week and Mother’s and Father’s Day picnics.

Partnerships between the College and parents are highly valued at Canterbury and there are many opportunities for parents to participate in their children’s learning, in the classroom or at events.


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 a unique, amazing space where children can improve their energy levels, concentration, fine and gross motor skills – all while having fun.
The Engine Room is based on extensive research which shows these activities “get your engine running”, keeping students’ energy levels at the optimum level, ready 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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