Loreto’s Early Learning Centre (ELC) is a dynamic learning environment which encourages exploration and play, allowing children to discover a sense of identity and place.

Established in 2018, the Loreto ELC achieved an ‘Exceeding’ rating in all areas assessed against the National Quality Standards within 12 months of opening. Due to the high demand for places and long waiting lists, we encourage families to take a tour of our ELC and meet our educators by attending an Open Morning.



ELC Programs

Located in a beautiful heritage house on our historic grounds, the Loreto Early Learning Centre operates from 7.15am to 6pm for 50 weeks of the year and caters for girls and boys through four different programs:

  • Gumnut (6 weeks to 20 months)
  • Wattle (20 months to 2.8 years)
  • Banksia (2.8 to 4 years)
  • Preschool (4 to 5 years)

All programs are led by experienced Early Childhood teachers and educators. Educators use intentional teaching practices, providing hands-on investigations that reflect each child’s individual interests, experiences, and developmental needs. Students make sense of their world through active engagement with educators, other children, and their surroundings. Thus, learning is a reciprocal process that encourages children to ask questions, communicate ideas, and reflect on their experiences.

Early literacy and numeracy learning experiences are combined with storytelling, music, art, design, and movement to form the integral components of each program, nurturing new thoughts and deeper understanding. An essential element of our Centre is our nature play space, the Enchanted Garden. Here our children discover the joys of imaginative play and experience the wonder and excitement of exploring the natural world.

We support children and families through the transitions between home and early learning, and early learning and school. Our focus on learning facilitates a sense of connectedness between the College and our families and ensures a supportive and enriching learning environment for all children.

As well as Saturday morning tours throughout the school term, the Early Learning Centre also hosts a small group tour every Monday at 9.30am during term time. Please contact our Admissions Office on 8334 4200 to book a Monday morning tour.

To download an ELC Application Form, click the link below.


Register for a College Tour

We encourage you to see how your daughter’s future can take shape at one of our upcoming College Tours where you will see our curriculum in action, tour our historic grounds, and hear from Ms Kylie McCullah, our Principal, on why a girls’ school is the best investment for your daughter.