Early Learning Centre

Opening in 2020, our Early Learning Centre will be a Christ-centred, nurturing learning environment providing your child with an ideal stepping stone into school. 

The Early Learning Centre is located at 34 Lipsett Terrace, at our new Brooklyn Park Campus, alongside our new Junior School. The Campus will be an extension of the excellent standard of non-denominational, Christian education already provided at South Plympton Campus.

Places are offered to preschool aged children from 3 years old. 

Express your interest for 2020

Please complete the Expression of Interest Form and return to Barb Greenslade, College Registrar at 7 Lynton Avenue, South Plympton or email bgreenslade@emmauscc.sa.edu.au 

Our Registrar, Barb Greenslade will be in touch.

Learning Philosophy

The nationally adopted Early Years Learning Framework will be presented from a Christian worldview, enriched by embracing practices from Guided Play Based Learning, Reggio Emilia and Nature Play.


Our existing Head of Junior School, Helen Vonow will have oversight of the new Brooklyn Park Campus, encompassing the ELC and the Junior School (Foundation to Year 6).

An ELC Director will be appointed during 2019 to provide leadership and oversight of the ELC Operations.


There will be dedicated learning spaces for both three year olds and four year olds.

Brand new landscaped, secure, outdoor play areas will encompass the Latest in Nature Play design and practices.

Children will enjoy accessing the Junior School facilities as their curriculum requires, including a second nature play area, physical education equipment, the library, a performing arts space, visiting performances and assembly opportunities.

Operating hours

The ELC will operate from 7.30am until 6.00pm for 48 weeks per year.


Morning and afternoon snacks will be provided. Children will bring their lunches with them.

Transition into Junior School

It is our desire for your child to experience a smooth transition into Junior School from ELC. Applications for enrolment into the Junior School will be subject to the College Enrolment Policy.


The ELC fee structure is yet to be determined. The fees will be competitive with other local preschool day care providers.

Child Care Subsidy

Our ELC will be an approved child care provider which means our families may be eligible to receive the Child Care Subsidy (CCS). To find out if you are eligible, visit the Human Services website.


The ELC uniform will be consistent with the Junior School uniform. The uniform can be purchased at the South Plympton Campus Uniform Shop.


Find out more


For more information, please contact Barb Greenslade, College Registrar on 8292 3834 or email bgreenslade@emmauscc.sa.edu.au