Welcome to our Early Learning Centres - Kew and Donvale

At Carey, it is important to us that the youngest members of our community feel secure, nurtured, supported and engaged in their learning and play.

Each child in the ELC is valued for who they are. We welcome the differences in development, personality and ability that every child brings, and we recognise that families and parenting styles are as different as the children themselves. We work with families to ensure trust, open communication and consistency in approach. It is important to us that every child in our care begins his or her schooling with confidence.

Our ELC program offers many exciting and different experiences for the children but, most importantly, they are also given the freedom and encouragement to explore their own interests and curiosity. Teachers closely observe and document each child’s development, learning and play, creating a lasting record of each student’s educational journey throughout the year: physically, emotionally, intellectually and socially.

Our ELC students enjoy their own purpose-built, separate section within the School. This allows for the future years of schooling to be anticipated with enthusiasm and for older students to visit the Centre for special performances, reading or sports activities.