Early Learning

St Michael’s Collegiate School’s Early Learning Centre (ELC) offers a nurturing, stimulating and safe environment for children aged 2 to 4 years

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St Michael's Collegiate Early Learning Centre (ELC) provides a warm and welcoming start to your child's learning journey. From the moment you walk through our doors, you will be surrounded by happy faces and inquisitive minds. Located on the Junior School Campus in South Hobart, the ELC views learning as an exciting, creative and inquiry-driven process. Our Centre is staffed by an exceptional team of early learning specialists who each value learning as an exciting and creative process.

Catering for 2 to 4-year-old boys and girls, the Centre enjoys a warm village atmosphere. We value and place importance on each child’s ideas, needs and thoughts in order to enhance a sense of belonging and to create a safe environment in which children can play and learn.

A recent assessment of Collegiate’s Early Learning Centre and Outside School Hours Care programs by the Education and Care Unit of the Tasmanian Department of Education found that our programs exceed the national Quality Standards across all seven assessment areas. The curriculum is based around the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia and, in conjunction with our Reggio Emilia inspired approach, is designed to enrich learning in these formative years and immerses the children in activity-based learning and stimuli that feeds a child’s thirst for knowledge. The ELC program also offers Music, Library and Physical Education, which are all taught by specialist teachers in dedicated learning spaces. Ballet is also available as an optional extra.

At ELC, we recognise the value and importance of nature play and physical exercise. Our ELC and Junior School are complete with access to a Kitchen Garden and flower patches, which are grown and maintained by the children. The children also participate in unique nature walks along the Hobart Rivulet where they have the opportunity to engage in imaginative nature play.

Our ELC is an integral part of our Collegiate community, and the start of a rich and caring journey.

For further information please refer to the Fee Policy.


The ELC blog is always fun and engaging because it's filled with love and passion for early childhood education."
Cynthia Chua, Parent
ELC Parent


Child Care Subsidy (CCS) Flyer

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ELC Directions 2020

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Early Learning Centre Policies

ELC Excursions and Regular Outings Policy

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ELC Delivery and Collection of Children Policy

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ELC Nutrition Policy

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ELC Medical Conditions Policy

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ELC Infectious Diseases Policy

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ELC Sun Protection Policy

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ELC Governance and Management of the Service Policy

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ELC Enrolment and Orientation Policy

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ELC Grievance and Complaints Policy

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