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Early Learning Centre

The Curtin University Early Learning Centre provides nurturing, learning-focused programs based on play for the children of Curtin students, staff and the wider community.

Located at Curtin Perth, we cater for children five years old and under.

Christmas and New Year closure: Last day of operation Friday 15th December 2023, reopening on Monday 15th January 2024.

Our centre is the first to achieve an Exceeding rating in all seven Quality Areas according to the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).

About the Centre

About the Centre

View our Vision, Mission and Frequently Asked Questions.

Our philosophy

Our philosophy

Discover our philosophy and approach to childcare.

Enrolling your child

Enrolling your child

Follow these steps to enrol your child.

Intergenerational Program

Intergenerational Program

The Intergenerational Program is designed as a reciprocal exchange where children and older generations can learn from each other.

Fees and charges

Fees and charges

Information about the fees associated with the centre.

Policies and procedures

Policies and procedures

Find out about our policies, procedures and philosophy.

What sets us apart

Partnering with parents

The centre values its partnership with parents who place their children in its care.

We encourage the regular exchange of information about the children so that the care and education provided can be tailored to each child’s strengths and interests.

A centre for everyone

Research has stated that a child’s development is closely linked to the quality of their experiences and relationships with others.

As the centre is situated on a university campus, the children who attend often come from very different cultural backgrounds that enrich the program. An inclusive approach is provided for all the children who attend the centre.

Providing routine and developing independence

Although there are limitations that are associated with group care, the nurseries provide specialised individual care around the daily routines of feeding, sleeping and nappy times for the children.

Developing independence and self esteem are at the core of the centre’s program together with building curiosity, accepting challenges and problem solving skills.

Continuity of care

The centre aims to keep groups of children together for the year, moving children as a group when they change rooms at the beginning of each year.

At present, we also try to move a familiar educator from their group up with the children to their new environment, providing continuity of care that is important in providing security to children.


A health and hygiene focus is extremely important to the care of the children, especially when in group care. Good food nutrition and acknowledgement of dietary requirements are provided by a full-time chef, with children encouraged to try different foods.


Educators are vigilant with their hygiene standards and encourage the children to practice good hygiene. The centre follows the Western Australian Department of Health Communicable Disease Guidelines and the National Health and Medical Research Council’s Staying Healthy in Childcare when there is an outbreak of a communicable disease.

Parent testimonial

I would like to express my profound gratitude for the outstanding care and service you have provided for our children. Under your guidance, they have flourished in so many ways. Their social skills have notably improved, and they often surprise us with new songs, and their increasing recognition of letters and sounds. Beyond academic and developmental progress, we have  noticed the instalment of invaluable qualities in them such as patience and kindness, which we attribute largely to the environment you’ve fostered.

Furthermore, I’d like to extend a special thank you to the reception team. Their consistent assistance and prompt responses to any queries I had never went unnoticed. Their professionalism is a testament to the overall excellence of your establishment.