Quality kindergarten and childcare to amplify your child's development

In their first five years, your child will develop more than during any other period of their lifetime. 

That is why it's so important you feel confident your choice of kindergarten or early learning and care (childcare) centre will optimise your child's development during these crucial early years. 

By selecting an ECMS early learning program, you can rest assured you are giving your child the best possible start to their educational journey. Our quality early learning programs work alongside home-based learning, equipping children with the skills and confidence they need to realise their potential at school and beyond.  

Quality early learning - the ECMS way

We have been helping thousands of Melbourne children to discover and realise their potential for more than 20 years. We do this via our 54 kindergartens, 11 early learning and care (childcare) centres and five 3+ activity groups. 

We understand that all children are unique. That’s why all ECMS early learning programs are designed to give each child the best start to their educational journey. 

And while no two ECMS kindergartens, childcare centres and 3+ activity groups are the same, at every ECMS centre you will find: 

Quality programs

  • Quality programs that feature fun play-based activities designed to develop your child’s physical, social, intellectual and emotional skills.
  • Regular incursions, and excursions in the local community, to expose your child to diverse experiences and environments.

Experienced educators

  • Talented and qualified educators who love what they do, and who continue to build their knowledge and skills. 
  • Educators who can connect your family with specialist support if your child has additional needs.

Strong partnerships

  • Your child will be valued and respected for their uniqueness and what they can contribute to their early learning experience. 
  • Educators will work in partnership with you – your child’s most important educator - to optimise your child’s development.

Engaging environments

  • Engaging outdoor learning environments for your child to explore.
  • Inviting indoor environments filled with plenty of natural resources to support your child’s learning.


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