Hillbrook Early Learning Centre (ELC)

Play, explore, discover, learn and grow at Hillbrook ELC

Paintings on the board at Hillbrook Early Learning Centre

Hillbrook ELC opened its doors in 1989 as an employer sponsored creche for the benefits of staff at Hillbrook Anglican School. In 1994 it was licensed as a Long Day Care Centre.

The centre provides developmental and educational Early Childhood programs for children (babies to school age) in a warm, safe, nurturing, play-based environment. The program is designed to promote self-understanding and self-esteem.

Our aim is to foster the development of the whole child – physical, social, emotional, cognitive and spiritual, while fulfilling the motto ‘In Balance We Grow’.

The Hillbrook Early Learning Centre (ELC) is a workplace childcare centre for Hillbrook, subsidised by the Hillbrook Foundation and preference for permanent childcare places is given to the children of the school staff (teaching and support staff).

The Centre opens from 7.30am to 4.30pm Monday – Friday during school term times, 41 weeks each year except for public holidays.

The Centre will be closed during school holidays, consisting of a 2-week vacation at Easter, 2 weeks June/July, 2 weeks in September/October and 5 weeks in the December/January period.

Hillbrook Early Learning Centre provides developmental and educational Early Childhood programs for children (babies to school age) in a warm, safe, nurturing play-based environment, which promotes self-understanding, self-esteem and independence. Our aim is to foster the development of the whole child – physically, socially, cognitively, emotionally and spiritually while fulfilling the motto “In Balance We Grow”.

Early Childhood Education focuses on individual child development within a group and recognises the importance of play in learning. Appropriate learning experiences are scaffolded from observations of children’s interests and skills using the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) Learning Outcomes:

1. Children have a strong sense of identity

2. Children are connected with and contribute to their world

3. Children have a strong sense of wellbeing

4. Children are confident and involved learners

5. Children are effective communicators

 

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