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 a safe and supportive space.

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 experience. 

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 adult's 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.


The Garden Room: This program caters to the needs of babies and toddlers from six weeks to two years of age.

The Jungle Room: This program caters to children from two to three and a half years of age.

The Ocean Room: This program caters for pre-Prep children who are three and a half to five years of age.

Daily Routines

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

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