Our local Early Learning Centre located in the Inner North of Canberra is a small unique service that offers a personalised approach for your child.

Enrol with Us Today

2024-2025 waitlist applications are closed. Please contact the service if you require further information.

2026 waitlist applications NOW OPEN.

If you wish to add your child to our waiting list, you will need to complete the waiting list application form and pay a non-refundable waiting list fee of $50.

From time to time, we have very limited vacancies come up throughout the year, however, our main enrolment intake is January/February. Offers are made to families where possible or around October for the new year intake.

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Why Choose Wattle Early Childhood Centre Canberra

Inclusive Environment for All

We believe that all children will be recognised as individuals, respecting each child’s differing abilities and skills. We will support all children to become confident and capable learners, whilst building children’s self-esteem through a wide range of learning experiences.

Highly Qualified & Experienced Educators

We are commited to providing experienced and skilled educators who are qualified, understanding, knowledgeable, present, committed, dedicated and nurturing individuals so your child can continue to grow in a supportive and nurturing environment.

Wide Range of Learning Experiences

We acknowledge the Early Years Learning Framework and apply it in our daily practice. We embed a practice of play-based learning throughout our curriculums so your child can explore, learn and play in a meaningful and stimulating learning environment.

Power of Our Community

We believe in the power of our community, starting with a strong management committee which is made up of our leadership staffing team and our families. We strive for continuous improvement so our children recieve nothing but the best for their growth and development.

Easily Accessible Location

We are located just minutes from Canberra city centre. With great access to public transport including the light rail, just a few minutes’ walk away, it has never been easier to access your local childcare centre in Inner Noth Canberra.

Community Based Non-Profit Organisation

Wattle Early Childhood Centre is a community based non-profit organisation whose sole purpose is to provide early education and care facilities to the Australian Capital Territory and surrounding communities.

Sustainable Practices & Learning

We will utilise our environment as a third teacher, giving the children a sense of belonging in our world. We encourage our children to explore, learn and play in the natural environment around them.

Stay Connected with the OWNA app

Stay connected during the day with full access of the OWNA app. Keep up to date with your child's activities and check out all the fun they are having all in a day's play at Wattle Early Childhood Centre.

Our Fees

Wattle Early Childhood Centre is committed to our policy of maintaining affordable fees while maintaining the highest level of care. Our fees are always maintained at competitive pricing compared to other child care services in the Canberra area.

Child Care Subsidy (CCS)

Most Australian families are eligible to receive the Child Care Subsidy, whereby the government will subsidise your daily childcare fees.

Families who are eligible for the CCS subsidy are only required to pay the daily gap fee applicable to their financial circumstances. To have CCS applied to your account, you must first register with the Family Assistance Office once an enrolment offer has been made.

Once your application has been processed, the centre will submit your enrolment, which you will need to confirm through your MyGov account prior to commencement.

Methods of Payment

Fees are processed via direct debit, and a direct debit form must be completed electronically through our third party software OWNA. 

Enrol with Us Today and Discover the Wattle Difference

Our vibrant and unique Early Learning Centre in Lyneham is ready to help your child grow and discover with our wide range of learning experiences

What is Included in Your Early Learning Centre Fees

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Our Service Includes:

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