Who we are

Early Childhood Management Services (ECMS) has been providing high quality and inclusive early learning and care for Melbourne children, families and communities for around 25 years. Our 61 kindergartens and childcare centres now touch the lives of more than 6000 children across Melbourne each week. 

Each of our kindergartens and childcare centres is designed to reflect the needs of its local community and families. This ensures children and families get the most out of the time in their ECMS early learning and care centre. And while each of our centres is unique, at every ECMS kindergarten and childcare centre you will find:
  • high-quality play-based educational programs designed around children's interests and developmental needs

  • highly qualified and dedicated educators who work in close partnership with families to maximise children's learning outcomes before school

  • safe and stimulating indoor and outdoor learning environments filled with plenty of natural resources to support children's learning

  • strong ties to the local community to enhance children's social connections and a sense of belonging. 

As a not-for-profit organisation, it is our vision, purpose and values that guide our work each day. 


More information

Learn more about enrolling your child in an ECMS centre

Learn more about joining our network of quality early learning centres

Discover the benefits of working with ECMS