Early Learning Centre (3–5 Years Old)

Starting off right

Here we provide a place where our words and actions guide children to be kind, respectful, independent and collaborative thinkers, supporting them to celebrate their differences and flourish.

Castle Hill Campus
Our Learning Program
Our Learning
Program

Our Early Learning Centre offers a play-based program with a project approach. We provide a focus on Pre-Literacy and Pre-Numeracy to give children a head-start on their schooling journey.

We also provide a developmentally appropriate program in a second language other than English, using the ELLA program (Early Learning Languages Australia).

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Children are integrated into the Hills Adventist College community and involved in Weekly visits to the Junior school.

There is opportunity to access the services of a Speech Pathologist who attends the centre as needed.

Children are involved in a Transition to School Program in the year prior to their entry to Kindergarten.

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Philosophy
Philosophy

We believe that early childhood is the time of most essential learning in a child’s life and a valuable time for developing moral and spiritual values.

We provide a place where our words and actions guide children to be kind, respectful, independent and collaborative thinkers. We support children to flourish and celebrate their differences.

We believe that Jesus welcomes all children and values every life equally, therefore we facilitate an environment of warmth, authenticity, love and care.

Anyone who welcomes a child in My name, welcomes Me.

Jesus — Matthew 18:5

Acknowledging traditional owners
We acknowledge the Darug people as the traditional owners and custodians of our land and we encourage our children to celebrate and respect a diverse society in meaningful ways.

Inclusive partnerships
We believe that belonging is an essential part of identity, confidence and contentment. To create a spirit of community we form partnerships with our families, the college, the church and our local community. Through these inclusive partnerships we create continuity of learning and ensure smooth transitions.

A place where children and families feel safe
By listening to the voices of children and their families we provide a place where children and families feel safe, supported and respected physically, emotionally and spiritually. We value and consider family input about their child to foster a sense of identity and confidence. Input guides educators to respond to children’s strengths, needs and interests.

Rich learning environments
Staff build relationships with children which guide them to create rich learning environments. Our educators show deep care, respect, and uphold the rights of all children, valuing and nurturing relationships, whilst gaining professional knowledge and reflecting on our practices.

Project-based learning within a play-based framework
We design learning opportunities for children to become autonomous, responsible, resilient and compassionate citizens. We believe that project-based learning within a play-based framework facilitate these qualities. Rich points of interest are created in indoor and outdoor environments. Critical reflection informs our educational program and guides our practice to implement meaningful experiences.

Testimonials
A Glimpse of our Early Learning Centre

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PARENT

The ELC has been the best choice for both my kids and especially for my son. Friends who saw him a month after he started at the centre were amazed at how much he had changed for the better in such a short period of time.

PARENT

I could write a whole page about this wonderful centre! My 3 children have all been lucky enough to attend and have loved every moment here. The warm and nurturing environment has provided a secure and safe space for them to grow their confidence and independence.

PARENT

The best place for your child's nurturing, development and school readiness. The most important thing your child will learn is values which no other childcare teaches.

PARENT

All three our children attended the ELC, from Preschool, and our kids loved it! It really made a difference to their learning, confidence and development. They all love going to school.
Parent Info
Parent
Information

We are a small, family oriented centre, with a Christian philosophy.

Hills Adventist College Early Learning Centre, operates as a not for profit centre, offering pre-school (3–4 years) and Prep (4–5 years). The Centre is approved for the Child Care Subsidy. Please contact Centrelink to ascertain your eligibility.

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Opening Hours
The Centre is open 48 weeks of the year, Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 5:30pm. We do not charge for public holidays. The daily fee is currently $97.00. Please note that children need to bring their own morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

Canteen
The Junior School which shares the same campus offers a Canteen service for Early Learning Centre children. Parents are welcome to order online to have their child's lunch delivered to them at the Centre.

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Priority access is given to children who wish to enrol for Kindergarten at either our Castle Hill or Kellyville campus. Please speak to our Enrolments Officer for more information.

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We pride ourselves on providing a safe inclusive and well-resourced facility, where families from diverse backgrounds are welcomed.

Integration with the main college
We offer strong integration with the Junior School at Hills Adventist College, and participate in regular activities with the College, such as weekly Chapel programs, age-appropriate cross-country races, and visits with Junior School students and their teachers.

Our Early Learning Centre will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to call 9851 5100 for more information and to book a personal tour of the Early Learning Centre.

Enrolment

Enrolment

How to Enrol

Please contact our Early Learning Centre Director on 9851 5100 or make an online enquiry below, to book a tour and receive an Enrolment Pack.

Once you have applied, depending on vacancies, you may be placed on a waiting list.

Please note there is a $100 Application Fee Payable on submission. Once your application has been approved and you have been provided with a start date from our Director, a bond payable equivalent to 2 weeks fees will need to be paid.

Please speak to our Director regarding payment options for fees. We welcome your enquiry and look forward to you visiting the Centre soon.

Why Choose…
The Adventist Advantage

Hills Adventist College offers a comprehensive education for your children, from Pre-school, and a Pre-Kinder year called ‘Prep’, to Primary School and onto Secondary School across two campuses.

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