Early Learning Centre (ELC)

About the ELC

The St Andrew’s School Early Learning Centre (ELC) welcomes children from 3 years of age and, depending on their birth date, children can then progress to either January or Mid-Year Reception intakes at St Andrew's School.

Our ELC is guided by the Reggio Emilia Philosophy, the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme. Underpinning all we do is our image of children being capable, competent, curious, full of wonder with endless potential and possibilities.

Careful choices are made to provide our children with a rich, nurturing, and respectful learning environment that embraces our multicultural community. Supported playful learning experiences provide a wide range or opportunities for learning and developing strong emotional wellbeing and social relationships.

We believe that learning through play is a fundamental children's right and it is at the core of our ELC and curriculum. Children learn each day through participation in the many intentional and self-chosen play experiences which are available. We aim to challenge our students' thinking, encourage them to see things from the other perspectives, to discover something not known and to build on previous understandings.

To learn more about our ELC from the children themselves, watch the video below

A Typical Day in the ELC

Moving to St Andrew's ELC was the best decision we ever made! The educators do such a fantastic job at fostering a sense of community and belonging for the children.
St Andrew’s ELC is a best place for child’s growth, learning and development. They individually focus on each child.
The educators are amazing at making each child feel safe, secure and valued in their own right.
The atmosphere in St Andrew's ELC sets a solid foundation for a child's early education.
The ELC is a beautiful learning space, with great resources and welcoming staff.

ELC Photo Gallery

Find Out More

If you would like to know more about our ELC Curriculum or your child joining our ELC you make an enquiry or contact our Enrolments Managers, Helen Charles and Brooke Blackburn, via enrolments@standrews.sa.edu.au or call 08 8168 5511

You may also wish to read more about our Reception to Year 5 and Year 6 curriculum.

For general feedback and enquiries, contact us via admin@standrews.sa.edu.au