Early Learning Centre & Kindergarten

The BAC Early Learning Centre is co-located on the primary campus, and consists of three large rooms and an enclosed adventure playground surrounded by wide open spaces

This is a play-based environment that delivers age appropriate programs in keeping with the Early Years Learning Framework. We believe in providing a safe and supportive space for learning indoors as well as outdoors, and through individual, large group and small group interactions.

In the BAC Early Learning Centre, relationships matter. As the most important person in your child’s life, and our partner in their development, we welcome parental involvement and feedback. You will notice that we are enthusiastic about sharing their learning and development with you. When you pick your child up at the end of the day, you will see photos and a summary of the day’s activities, so that you too, have a window into their ELC experiences. Using this knowledge, you are able to contribute to their developmental journey.

At the Early Learning Centre we believe:

  • In making children the focus of our program.
  • That play is the fundamental medium for young children’s learning. 
  • That each child is an individual who develops at his or her own rate and comes from a unique family environment.
  • That learning and development are best promoted when children are actively involved in an environment that is rich with open-ended materials.
  • That children are competent thinkers and learners and that the adults’ role is to support and extend learning and development in ways that recognise this competence
  • That children grow and develop to their greatest potential in an environment that is emotionally warm and secure.
  • That children learn by interacting with one another.
  • That families have the right to be involved in their child’s learning and are the single biggest influence in their lives.
  • That all children have the right to learn and develop to their full potential.

All aspects of our programs, activities and experiences comply with the requirements of the Child Care Act (2002) and Child Care Regulations (2003). We base our programs on the learning outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework Belonging, Being & Becoming, and Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines.

Daily Routines and Programs

Our programs are based on the National Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and include:

  • Indoor and outdoor play experiences
  • Quiet and active times
  • Individual, small and large group activities
  • Teacher, child and parent initiated activities and experiences
  • Combined room and whole of Centre special days and activities

On-going projects

The Garden Room caters to the needs of babies and toddlers from 6 weeks to 2 years of age, the Jungle Room cater to children from 2 to 3 ½ years of age, and the Ocean Room is designed for pre-Prep children, 3 ½ to 5 years old.

Hours of Operation

Monday to Thursday 7.00 am to 6.00 pm
Friday 7.00 am to 4.45 pm


Early Learning Centre
303 Broadwater Road
Mansfield 4122
P 07 3347 6403
E elc@bac.qld.edu.au