Located in Belconnen Community Centre, Ginninderra Early Childhood Centre is a 45-place centre that offers a comprehensive curriculum, experienced Educators and a multicultural community, providing excellent value for money. Our location also allows for excellent excursion and community-building opportunities.
We operate from 7:45am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.
Ginninderra Early Childhood Centre is located in the Belconnen Community Centre in Swanson Court. It provides a small, intimate setting for children aged six weeks to five years.
We care about the whole family, not just the children who attend our services. We actively involve parents in their child's learning journey and encourage open communication and collaboration between Educators and families, to create a supportive network that fosters a strong bond between home and the centre.
As a not-for-profit organisation, we are all about community, and our warm and welcoming Educators embed that within our early childhood centres. CRCS also provides a wide range of other programs and services for children and families who need additional support, with many located in the same building or on the same block as Ginninderra Early Childhood Service.
Our Educators come from a wide variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and we actively incorporate and respect multiculturalism in our centre.
Our approach is based on building positive, long-lasting and reciprocal relationships with children and collaborative partnerships with our community of families.
Nutrition is so important to us at Ginninderra Early Childhood Centre. Our qualified chef provides daily meat and vegetarian options and can cater to children with specific dietary requirements.
Under the guidance of the chef and their Educators, children often participate in the preparation of a healthy morning and afternoon tea as part of their daily routine. This hands-on experience not only provides them with practical life skills but also helps to instil a sense of responsibility and teamwork.
We understand that food is an essential part of children's growth and development, which is why we promise to provide a healthy and diverse menu that caters to various cultural tastes to nourish the body and satisfy the taste buds.
Ginninderra Early Childhood Centre is an oasis in the very heart of Belconnen. We are located within the Belconnen Community Centre, which allows for excellent excursion and community-building opportunities, making us an ideal choice for families looking for a high-quality educational experience in a vibrant and supportive community.
Belconnen town centre is served by the major roads of Coulter Drive, Ginninderra Drive, Haydon Drive and Belconnen Way. The centre also has abundant parking available at the car park opposite the Community Centre on Swanson Court.
Situated close to the Belconnen Bus Interchange, Westfield Belconnen, the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Department of Home Affairs, the centre is conveniently located to cater to parents and caregivers who live or work in Belconnen.
We understand the demands of modern family life. We offer flexible part-time and full-time programs and extended care options to suit your schedule. We also offer casual half-days to help children settle into our centre.
Ginninderra Early Childhood Centre
Belconnen Community Centre
23 Swanson Ct, Belconnen, ACT , 2617
Our centre’s small, intimate setting allows for a holistic approach to education and care for your child. In addition to our academic curriculum, we nurture their social and emotional growth, creativity and physical well-being, to help them become confident, well-rounded individuals.
We believe children are competent and capable, and emphasise the importance of their rights. We aim to build each child’s sense of empowerment by supporting interdependence and encouraging autonomy. Each child builds their identity at our service through their relationships with their family, Educators, peers, resources, nature and the local community.
Accountable: We believe that being accountable and critically reflecting on our pedagogical practices is essential to providing exceptional services that cater to each child and family’s unique needs.
Ethical: We affirm our dedication to promoting children’s positive self-esteem, self-worth and self-regulation, and aim to create a space that empowers children to thrive and succeed in all areas of their lives.
Inclusive: Our commitment to fostering an inclusive environment is grounded in the belief that every child has the right to equal opportunities to learn, grow and thrive, regardless of their background or circumstances.
Respectful: Our Educators and team are dedicated to creating a dynamic and engaging environment that fosters growth and development while providing tailored support that meets each child's individual needs.
Optimistic: Our approach is grounded by the child-centred approach embedding the eco-system theory. By providing opportunities for children to enhance their skills and build upon their strengths, we aim to empower them with the tools they need to succeed in all areas of their lives.
Innovative: By encouraging a sense of wonder and curiosity, we aim to instil in children a lifelong love of learning and a passion for discovery, empowering them to take an active role in their own learning journey.
“Let the child be the scriptwriter, the director, and the actor in his own play.“