Welly Road Early Learning Centre
Welcome to Welly Road Early Learning Centre in Mount Barker. Our child care centre is a convenient choice for local families living or commuting through Mount Barker and nearby suburbs Echunga, Macclesfield, Nairne, and Strathalbyn. Our purpose-built child care centre in Mount Barker offers early childhood education for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years from 6.30am to 6:30pm.
Our Mount Barker child care centre has an amazing team of highly qualified and passionate early childhood teachers and educators that are dedicated to ensuring every child feels safe, nurtured, and inspired throughout their early years' education journey. We provide daily updates and photos detailing their child's learning and development, which is accessible on our family app.
Our Mount Barker Early Learning Centre is designed to be a home away from home that encourages every child’s exploration. Our resource-rich early learning environments have been carefully designed to immerse your child into a world of exploration, curiosity, and learning.
Each learning space extends onto our beautiful outdoor environment, which encourages endless opportunities for open-ended play. Our outdoor environments feature different play equipment for children to safely develop their strength, balance, and self-confidence through play.
Play is essential to every child's learning and development. It enables children to make decisions, learn, take risks, and have fun. At our Mount Barker child care centre, our experienced team plan play-based learning activities in line with national standards. The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) is designed to engage in your child’s interests and allow them to experience each day in a new way, supporting their learning in the lead-up to primary school.
Our Early Learning Curriculum also provides children with:
- Real Life experiences: Children participate in fun and exciting experiences such as woodworking, gardening, caring for our worm farm and basic cooking skills.
- Sustainability Program: Each age group participates in a sustainability project that help children embed sustainable practices into everyday life. Children learn about recycling, conserving water, growing food and the importance of looking after and protecting our planet. We have a sustainably bench where families can drop in their coffee pods or batteries for us to take to the appropriate station. We use a grow free tree where families and educators can share their produce or spare items. Our Mount Barker child care centre even runs an Australian-first nappy recycling trial!
- Community engagement activities: We often have visits from local community guests and other services in Mount Barker to help familiarise the children with their local community. Our baby and Junior toddler rooms have access to two four seater prams to ensure that all ages groups can have the opportunity to safely explore the community.
We provide children with nutrient-rich, fresh and seasonal foods created in-house to please even the fussiest of eaters. For variety, our menu rotates and changes regularly, with our cook catering to the unique dietary requirements of every child.
We look forward to partnering with you and your family to provide information, support, and high-quality early education and care in your child’s formative years. Book a tour or contact our Family Support Team to start your journey with us today.
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Why you’ll love Welly Road Early Learning Centre
These are just some of the highlights included in your child’s early childhood education and care experience at our centre.
Take a walk in your child's footsteps
Every day is a different adventure with children, but there are some key elements that make your child's time so enjoyable at Early Learning Services Centres. Scroll through the below to see what a typical day might look like.
Our purposeful and inspiring rooms
In our nursery rooms, you will see babies engaging individually or in small groups in different types of age-appropriate play.
In the toddler rooms, our teachers and educators provide experiences to support young children in becoming curious and creative problem solvers.
Our kindergarten program caters to each child's strengths and needs, for their smooth and successful transition to school.
Convenient opening hours to support your busy family life!
|Monday||6:30am to 6:30pm|
|Tuesday||6:30am to 6:30pm|
|Wednesday||6:30am to 6:30pm|
|Thursday||6:30am to 6:30pm|
|Friday||6:30am to 6:30pm|
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Note: Fees effective from 10 July 2023.
Your family’s daily out of pocket cost will depend on your Childcare Subsidy (CCS) entitlements.
The above fees are before the Child Care Subsidy has been applied. To calculate your estimated subsidy, view our subsidy calculator. We also offer 9-hour, 10-hour and full-day options at our centre which could help optimise your child care subsidy.
If this is your child’s first time in child care, or you’re unsure about the subsidy, learn more about how to apply for the subsidy. Our team of experts are always on hand to guide you through the process, call 1800 413 885.