Welly Road Early Learning Centre

Our long day care and early education centre provides child care in Mount Barker that is perfect for families living or commuting through nearby suburbs Echunga, Macclesfield, Nairne, and Strathalbyn. Our centre provides on-site parking and is conveniently located on Wellington Road right next to the Mt Barker IGA Fresh. We’re open 6.30am to 6:30pm Monday to Friday for children from 6 weeks to 6 years old. 

Quality resources for little explorers

At our purpose-built child care centre, each area is specifically designed with young learners in mind. Children wonder, create, and test out their ideas as they play with a range of materials in purposeful play spaces. We love incorporating the natural environment into our learning with each room having a raised garden bed. We also have a big community garden at the front of the centre for all our families to enjoy. Our adventure-filled outdoor playgrounds feature sandpits, gardens, cubby houses and play equipment to engage all the senses.

Our unique meals dining area provides a home-like environment for the children to enjoy meals prepared by our qualified chef; our menu is inclusive and we are able to alter all meals to be suitable for individual dietary requirements. Nappies, wipes, and sunscreen are also provided. 

Dedicated team of educators

Our highly-trained team of educators are hand-picked to support the children and their learning. Our centre manager, Kristy Wheeler has worked with the Early Learning Services brand for over 14 years. The educators strive to make sure that the environment is safe, inviting, natural, stimulating and engaging, and that it reflects the children’s personalities and interests.

Our educators want to give children the best possible start on their early learning journey, which is why they focus on the children's social development, confidence and independence at a young age. They plan play-based learning experiences around children’s interests and learning goals. Literacy and numeracy concepts are embedded in play-based learning, as children engage as architects, storytellers, scientists, artists, and designers. You will receive daily updates and photos detailing children’s learning and development on our parent App - Xplor

Community-focused extracurricular activities

We have a lovely walking path that runs along the child care centre that allows us to explore our local community. Our educators and children venture out on excursions visiting the nearby parks allowing children to engage in nature, exploring the boardwalks, boat, and children’s garden. Our regular visits to IGA also provide opportunities to purchase ingredients for our cooking experiences, participate in taste testing and engage in numeracy and simple mathematical concepts.

We welcome special guests and community members to the centre based on the children's interests. These include visits from residents at Sash Ferguson our local nursing home and students from St Marks. Our excursions to St Marks are a regular activity for the Kindergarten children.

Our Family Support Team are happy to chat through your child care needs. Call them today on 1800 413 885 to book a tour at our centre, meet our team of educators, and learn more about why these first five years are so important for your child’s development

46 Wellington Road, Mount Barker SA 5251 (08) 8391 3455 wellyroad@earlylearningservices.com.au

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
Kristy Wheeler
“I am a positive person, and I really enjoy sharing that positivity with the children.”

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.

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
More about your centre

Even more reasons why families love our centre: 

  • We offer an interest-based program guided by the national Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and a preschool program taught by a Bachelor-qualified early childhood teacher to prepare your child socially and emotionally for the next step in their early education journey. 
  • You’ll receive daily photos and updates through our all in one family app that will allow you to stay connected with your child and keep track of their learning, nutrition, sleep times and other updates. 
  • On-site parking is available for easy pick-ups and drop-offs.
  • Our sustainability program teaches children a sense of responsibility and connection to the world around them. 

Call our Family Support Team today on 1800 413 885 to chat through your child care needs!  

For your first day
 What we provide What you'll need to bring
  • Nappies 
  • Wipes
  • Bed linen 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Morning
    and Afternoon Tea, Late Snack 
  • Specialised programs 
  • Hat 
  • Bag 
  • Soft toy or comfort blanket for nap time 
  • Spare change of clothing 
  • Water bottle 
  • Bottle, milk or formula if required 


We’re always here to support you on your child’s learning journey. Read more about what to expect on your first day, and how you can prepare. 
Your team
Our team of educators provide an unparalleled early childhood education and care experience for your child. They are trained, qualified and passionate about the importance of the first five years of learning, along with the positive impact this will have on your child’s future. 

The learning programs your child will experience at our centre reflect modern educational research and practices as outlined by the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) which our program is built from. 
Age Group Daily Fee
Nursery $136.00
Toddler $136.00
Kindergarten $136.00

Note: Fees effective from 1 February 2021.

The above prices 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 on hand to guide you through our enrolment process, the best place to start is to call 1800 413 885.

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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