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Our Early Learning Centre is where a lifelong love of learning first begins.

As the first step in the educational journey, our private Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten are co-educational to create a sense of familiarity with the environment your child already knows. By Pre-Primary, your child has settled into an established routine and is ready to transition to single-sex schooling.

If you would like to enrol your child in one of Perth's leading private early learning programmes, get in touch with us on +61 08 9383 6800 today.

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Select your child's birth date below to calculate the year of entry.


What makes our Early Learning Centre different

Bush School

We take full advantage of our unique position adjoining Lake Claremont to offer an authentic nature play programme, including Bush School and Bush Art.

When we free learning from a classroom, the benefits are endless. By encouraging mess, investigation and play, our students tap into their imagination and unlock their senses.

Student-centred teaching

We merge the globally recognised curriculum, the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, with the student-centred, experiential principles of the Reggio Emilia approach.

Our ELC teachers observe each child's play, listen to their questions and discover what interests them, then create opportunities to explore their passions. Each child develops the foundations for pre-literacy and pre-numeracy, fueling their love of learning.

Music making

Studies show that daily music-making is a powerful tool for brain development in young people. Aside from the profound learning opportunities it offers, playing music helps students improve cognitive function and better understand their emotions.

We are proud to offer our Sing to Learn programme in our Early Learning Centre. Our specialist music staff teaches all students to play instruments and sing together, recognising that the process is the most important part.

An attentive approach

We regularly assess your child's skills in a range of areas to help us tailor their learning programme.

All children are also screened by our Speech Pathologist and Occupational Therapist, so we can identify early any underlying issues that may need attention.

Flexi-day programmes

Thanks to our flexible early learning programmes, you can choose which days of the week your child attends.

While we always attempt to accommodate families' preferences as much as possible, please note that all enrolments are dependent upon class availability.

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How to enrol at our ELC

What age can my child start?

Your child must be the following age to begin our Early Learning programmes:

  • Pre-Kindergarten: must be three years old prior to starting
  • Kindergarten: must be four years old or turning four before 30 June of that year
  • Pre-Primary: must be five years old or turning five before 30 June of that year

Enrolment information and fees

We're very flexible. You choose the days your child attends our early learning centre. Pre-Kindergarten students must attend a minimum of two days while Kindergarten students must attend a minimum of three days a week.

Our classes fill quickly, so be sure to book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

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Fees and charges

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Outside School Hours Care

We've partnered with TheirCare ­– a provider of high-quality outside school hours care – to offer engaging, inclusive and safe before and after school care programmes as part of our Early Learning Centre.

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Conversations, Coffee & Curriculum

Free educational events for current and future parents

Join us for this relaxed, informative event series, filled with learning ideas to try at home. Each event offers educational strategies designed for specific age groups, from Kindergarten through to Year 5.

All events are free and adults-only.

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Learn more about our Early Learning Centre

If you have any questions about our programmes, or would like to arrange an individual tour of our Early Learning Centre, please get in touch with our Admissions team on admissions@scotch.wa.edu.au or +61 8 9383 6946.

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