NEW Early Learning Centre


Long Day Care for 2-5 year olds opening early 2022 at All Saints, Shellharbour City.
There are limited places, so register your interest here to be the first to know when enrolments open.

At CatholicCare Early Learning Centre children are at the heart of all we do. We believe that supporting children in their early education sets the foundation for a life-long love for learning and opens up positive pathways throughout life. We are guided by our Mission, Vision and Values

We're a faith-based, not-for-profit agency that has helped families in the Illawarra for over 40 years. Children will be supported in a spiritually and culturally inclusive environment, which will provide a nurturing space to help them thrive, build self-esteem and establish positive relationships, setting the foundation for a lifelong love of learning and discovery. 

We value the uniqueness of each child and take a holistic approach to developing their personal, social, physical and emotional well-being as well as intellectual aspects of learning. We prioritise working with families as we know that learning outcomes are best achieved when we work collaboratively. We provide a high quality pre-school program to ensure a seamless experience into transitioning to primary school. 

CatholicCare recognises Aboriginal people as the first people of this continent Australia and the traditional owners and custodians of the land. Our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan can be accessed here. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions form part of our program.

We celebrate cultural diversity by providing a range of opportunities for children and families to celebrate the benefits of diversity and respecting our differences.  

CatholicCare Early Learning Centre is conveniently located on the grounds of All Saint's Catholic Parish next door to Nazareth Catholic Primary School in Shellharbour City and a block away from Stockland Shellharbour. The state-of-the-art indoor space has been architecturally designed and purpose built with children's learning and play at its core. A fantastic array of creative learning spaces, interactive technology, educational toys and flexible learning environments will keep every child interested and engaged in a fun and supportive environment.

The outdoor space will inspire imagination, exploration and adventures with a blend of natural areas, eatable gardens, water elements and sand play. 

All food is provided at CatholicCare Early Learning Centre. Meals are prepared on-site by a trained cook. Our meals are prepared and guided by Nutrition Australia to inspire and empower health eating for all our children.

Working closely with Catholic Education, the Parish and our local Catholic Schools, the centre will be a steppingstone to big school. Great emphasis is placed on preparing children for the challenges of primary school, providing a supportive and seamless transition.

The staff will take a holistic approach to developing the children's personal, social, physical and emotional well-being as well as intellectual aspects of learning. A high-quality pre-school program will ensure a seamless experience when transitioning to primary school.

CatholicCare Early Learning Centre offers a 60 place service. There is a 2-day per week minimum and we operate 50 weeks in the year. We accept children between the ages of 2-5.

Address: 19 College Avenue, Shellharbour City, NSW 2529

Operating Hours: 7:00am – 6:00pm

Our Fee Policy is coming shortly

Schedule of Fees and Charges is coming shortly

The centre is open to all families in the local community, to ensure you don't miss out on a placement register interest here

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