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 families with daily updates and photos detailing their child's learning and development, which is accessible on our family app.

Centre Highlights

Spacious and resource-rich environments  

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.  

Dedicated and passionate team of educators
Our team of passionate and long-standing educators make up the heart of our Mount Barker child care centre. We know each child has unique talents and interests. Our experienced educators are passionate about helping every child succeed in discovering their identity and become confident, happy, and resilient learners.
Play-based early learning curriculum  

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. 
Delicious and healthy meals prepared on site  

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.

Kindergarten and School Readiness Program

At Welly Road Early Learning Centre in Mount Barker, your child will benefit from our enhanced learning program in Kindergarten combined with our play-based learning program. With the added convenience of long daycare hours, run all year-round. Perfect for busy families.  

The added benefits of our Kindergarten program include:  

  • Extended opening hours  
  • Open all year round (excl public holidays)  
  • Programs developed and delivered by our Qualified Educators 
  • Exclusive music and movement program for self-regulation 

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.  

46 Wellington Road, Mount Barker SA 5251 (08) 8391 3455 [email protected]
 What we provide What you'll need to bring
  • Nappies 
  • Wipes
  • Bed linen 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Morning
    and Afternoon Tea, Late Snack 
  • Hat 
  • Bag 
  • Soft toy or comfort blanket for nap time 
  • Spare change of clothing 
  • Water bottle 
  • Bottle, milk or formula if required 

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.

Meet your Centre Manager
"My passion lies within a play-based learning environment that encourages children to engage with their environment as third teacher. "

A sneak peek inside our centre

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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

0-2 years

In our nursery rooms, you will see babies engaging individually or in small groups in different types of age-appropriate play.

2-3 years

In the toddler rooms, our teachers and educators provide experiences to support young children in becoming curious and creative problem solvers.

3-5 years

Our kindergarten program caters to each child's strengths and needs, for their smooth and successful transition to school.

Useful information

Opening hours

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
Age Group Daily Fee
Nursery $161.50
Toddler $161.50
Kindergarten $161.50

Please note: The Childcare Subsidy can reduce your daily out-of-pocket fee by up to 95% depending on your family’s entitlements. Calculate your estimated subsidy here.  

Start your journey with us

Contact our Family Support Team on 1800 413 885 or book a tour today to see everything we have to offer.

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