Worldmaking to support your child’s learning

We know that stories make worlds and worlds make stories. We want to be a part of your child’s stories, worlds and learning.

Learning to last a lifetime

ECMS offers dynamic educational programs that invite children to know who and where they are and encourage them to make meaning of the world around them. Learn more about our play-based kindergarten and childcare programs.


Kindergarten is free for all three and four-year-old children living in Victoria. We offer this at our sessional kindergartens and early learning centres. Integrated kindergarten programs offered within early learning centres are fee-paying but offset by the Victorian State Government’s free program.


Your child’s first five years are critical for brain development and laying the foundations for lifelong learning. We offer places for children from birth to 5, with some of our early learning centres offering integrated kindergarten.

Which program is right for you?


Explore our vibrant free three- and four-year-old kindergarten program based on the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework. 


Discover how the learning experiences at our early learning centres support your child’s development of vital physical, social, intellectual, and emotional skills.

A career with ECMS

We are a team of lifelong learners whose people are curious and focused on putting children’s needs first. We care about children, families and each other. Learn more about what life at ECMS could look like for you and explore available opportunities.

Our pedagogy

The way we practice teaching and learning in our services is to focus on place-based and community. This means your service reflects your community. To understand more about what this means for you and your family, read more from our Head of Pedagogy.

Find a centre near you

Explore our kindergarten and childcare centres and enrol today

Like to enrol?

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    ECMS acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands on which we live, learn, work and play. Aboriginal people have a long tradition of teaching and learning through sharing their connections with country, community, language and culture. We recognise their continuing connection to the country, and we pay respects to elders past and present.