Who we are

At ECMS, we know high-quality early learning and care experiences provide the catalyst for great outcomes to be realised for every child. That’s why we’ve been providing quality early learning and care to Melbourne families for more than 20 years. Our 70 kindergartens, early learning centres (childcare) and 3+ activity groups now touch the lives of 6500 children and families each week. 

A not-for-profit organisation, it is our mission, vision and values that guide our work each day. 

Our mission

To create opportunities for children, parents and communities to discover and realise their potential.

Our vision

A community where every child has the opportunity to be their best and where every parent, family and community is enriched by the experience of their child’s learning

Our values


We value and nurture the uniqueness of each child and the diversity of each community in designing inclusive services.


We respect the primary role of parents and caregivers and encourage their involvement in our services.

Learning and enrichment

We provide parents, families and communities with access to resources and opportunities so that they can focus on connectedness, learning and enrichment.


Our services are embedded and connected within the communities we serve across Melbourne.


Our services are responsive to the specific needs of the children and communities we serve.


We are a trusted partner with parents, communities, business and other services in responding to need.