Early Learning

Beginning the Journey

At Encounter Lutheran Early Learning Centre your child will embark on an amazing journey in preparation for school. Our Centre offers a high quality early childhood program for children aged from 3½ to school age. As an early learner at Encounter Lutheran College, your child is afforded every opportunity to grow into a resilient and happy child. We seek to create a proactive and engaging environment which caters for their well‑being and stimulates natural inquiry.

Our inquiry-based curriculum follows the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) and the Early Years Learning Framework. This provides children with a balance of structured programs and play-based experiences that help build a firm foundation for future learning. We take inspiration from the Reggio Emilia philosophy and recognise children as strong, competent and resourceful learners. With a relevant and personalised curriculum, small group sizes and a welcoming ‘homely’ environment, we provide peace of mind for parents. Our purposeful learning experiences build upon individual strengths, needs and emerging interests.

Highly qualified staff work in partnership with families to ensure learning experiences are meaningful and decision-making is shared by providing a curriculum which promotes the participation of all children.

Our Centre is rated EXCEEDING in the National Quality Standards of the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority.

As an approved long day care provider, our Centre is open for 48 weeks of the year. Optional after school and holiday care is available. Eligible families are able to claim Child Care Benefits for ELC fees.

To book your personal tour of our Early Learning Centre, please contact the College – we look forward to meeting you.

Early Learning Fee Schedule

Further Early Learning Information

Parent Testimonial Video

Listen to what our parents have to say about our Encounter Early Learning Centre.


Early Learning Philosophy