About us

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Who we are

Early Childhood Management Services (ECMS) is a for-purpose organisation fostering lifelong learning by providing high-quality early learning and care for Victoria’s children, families, and communities. We work with over 5,500 children in our 68 kindergarten and childcare centres weekly

Our pedagogy

At ECMS, our pedagogical positions bring into focus our philosophical commitments, which privilege the importance of developmental perspectives and place-based pedagogy. Our pedagogical position of evidence-based is purposeful in reminding us that current and contemporary evidence is available to explicitly guide us in what matters most for children to have a strong learning trajectory.

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Learn more about our free kindergarten program and find a centre near you today.


Learn more about our approach to childcare and how to enrol at a centre near you.

Cultivating a learning culture

In pursuing our purpose of lifelong learning, we use a relationship-centred coaching approach, focusing on the importance of connection, self-care, curiosity, and goal-centred growth. We are committed to creating an experience where learners, both children and educators feel seen, heard and valued.


Discover what being a part of our team could look like and find a role that suits you.

Child safety commitment

Learn about our unwavering dedication to ensuring the safety and well-being of children.


Explore the latest findings and insights from our research initiatives.


Learn about the valuable connections and alliances that enhance our impact.

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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.