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A safe, loving environment for every child to

Grow Play Learn


At Echidna Early Learning Centre, our commitment to excellence shines through in our dedication to providing quality education firmly grounded in the principles of the Early Years Learning Framework. With a profound understanding of the unique developmental needs of young children, we have crafted a play-based curriculum that ignites curiosity, fosters creativity, and cultivates a love for learning. Each classroom is thoughtfully designed to cater to the specific age groups we serve, ensuring that every child receives an enriching and tailored educational experience.

Central to our approach is the recognition of each child as a unique individual, deserving of personalised attention and support. We celebrate diversity and actively incorporate children’s cultural backgrounds, family experiences, and community connections into our teaching practices. Through responsive and inclusive pedagogy, we create an environment where every child feels valued, respected, and empowered to explore their world with confidence.

Moreover, we understand the importance of providing a secure and nurturing environment where children can thrive emotionally, socially, and intellectually. Our educators implement consistent routines, set positive guidelines, and encourage proactive decision-making, fostering the development of essential life skills such as self-regulation, empathy, and conflict resolution. We believe in the inherent rights of every child to feel safe, respected, and included, and we are dedicated to upholding these principles in all aspects of our program.

The early years learning framework

The Early Years Learning Framework places an emphasis on play-based learning to encourage early childhood development. The learning is measured using the Five Learning Outcomes. The five Learning Outcomes are designed to capture the integrated and complex learning and development of all children across all ages.

The 5 outcomes that guide our curriculum are;

  • Children have a strong sense of identity
  • Children are connected with and contribute to their world
  • Children have a strong sense of well being
  • Children are confident and involved learners
  • Children are effective communicators


Taking enrolments

Early Years Program

Echidna Early Learning Centre provides long day educational programs for 6 weeks to 6 years.

OSHC & Vacation Care

Echidna offers Out of School Hours Care and Vacation within our dedicated OSHC space.


Enquire now to speak with our team about the enrolment process. Call now 02 44 22 0800

Book an Echidna tour today

Providing the highest quality childcare and early education is central to our mission. We cherish being part of the Nowra community and are proud to be recognised as a professional early years educational center for many wonderful local families.

The team at Echidna Early Learning Centre looks forward to welcoming your family to our centre.

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