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

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.

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

Early Learning Centre Photos

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 warmly welcome and treasure each child with love and acceptance, just as Jesus taught us - “Anyone who welcomes a child in my name welcomes me” (Matthew 18:5). Our dedicated educators embody our faith by sharing how Jesus is our constant companion, filling our hearts with hope and trust. We support children in building a close relationship with Jesus, while nurturing qualities like kindness, respect, independence, and teamwork.

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

Jesus — Matthew 18:5

We learn to care for God's creation by providing opportunities for children to explore our natural environment and embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives of being connected to the land.

We believe in building strong, trusting relationships with children, families, and our community. Our approach revolves around understanding and supporting children through an intentional and child-led program. We are passionate about upholding and advocating for children's rights and needs, always treating them with deep care and respect.

We believe belonging is key to building confidence and finding joy in who you are. That is why we are intentional in creating a sense of community by partnering with families, the college, the church, our local community, and other important services in our families’ lives. These partnerships facilitate ongoing learning and make transitions smoother.

We are mindful of the cultures, ideas and feelings of children and their families, making sure safety, support, and respect are always maintained. We deeply value the insights families share about their child’s strengths, needs, and interests, using children’s perspectives as the foundation of our educational approach.

We create fun and engaging learning opportunities that help children become more independent, responsible, and resilient while also encouraging teamwork, communication, and problem-solving skills. We believe that hands-on projects and learning through play are the best ways to develop these qualities.

A Glimpse of our Early Learning Centre


Early Learning Centre

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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.


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.


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.


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

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

Hills Adventist College Early Learning Centre operates as a not for profit centre, with one mixed-aged group Prep Room (3-5 years) and two Prep Rooms (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 for 2024 is $106.00. Please note that children need to bring their own morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

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 Junior School (Kindy to Year 4)
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, library visits, with involvement in the Art Exhibition and Science Week, along with participating in 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.



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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