Our Early Learning Centre caters for 3-5 year old children with Long Day Care, Sessional 3 and 4 year old kindergarten and playgroup.


Long Day Care is open from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm from 20th Jan to 20th December. The daily fee is $105 and families are eligible for Child Care Subsidy, we provide all meals and enrolment is through the ELC office. We offer an integrated, funded 3 and 4-year-old kindergarten program. Our Kindergarten Teacher runs the program from 9 am-2.30 pm each day. This is planned along with our sessional kindergarten program by a team of very experienced kindergarten teachers and led by our Professional Learning Team Leader.

Our three and four-year-old sessional kindergarten program offers 15hours across the week and enrolment is through Casey Council. We have various timetable options to suit families and a high level of involvement within the school.

The quality of the learning and nurturing received by the children at our ELC is fundamental to their success in later years. Learning is hands-on, interactive and investigative to encourage the development of an inquiring mind.  We provide a balance of play-based learning with structured routines so children can make choices and follow their interests while learning to be part of a group. Children then gain skills and confidence to transition seamlessly to school. Children participate in a weekly Music and Physical Education Program within the Kindergarten.

For enquiries please contact elc@hillsmeade.vic.edu.au.