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Early learning

Childcare and Early Learning Centre


Sandybeach Childcare and Early Learning Centre is a small, friendly occasional care centre for children 0-5 years. Our excellent adult to child ratio, low centre numbers (max 21) and qualified staff, enable all children including those with learning challenges or development delay, to feel that they belong and are part of the community. Our aim is to provide children with enjoyable, safe and stimulating education and care.

You do not have to be attending Sandybeach classes to use the service. Our Centre is open to all parents and carers.

Please note: All sessions are in accordance with COVID-19 government regulations; such as social distancing, sanitising provisions, cleaning and disinfecting.”

Session Times and Dates
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 

$64 per session

Wednesday, Friday
$70 per session


Term 1: Monday 30 Jan - Thur 6 Apr

School Holiday Service 


Subject to demand. Preference is given to children attending the Centre during school terms. Our Centre does not operate on public holidays.

Orientation to the Childcare and Early Learning Centre


You are welcome to make an appointment to spend time in the ELC with your child before you make the decision to enrol. Once enrolled, you are invited to stay for as long as it takes you and your child to feel relaxed and confident about separating.

Call the ELC Co-ordinator on 9598 2155 for bookings and appointment times.


My family and I have been so lucky to have been associated with Sandybeach almost continuously for the past 6 years! All my three children have attended the Early Learning Centre and have thrived in the warm, friendly and nurturing environment that the educators provide. Most of the staff are the same as when my daughter began at Sandybeach 6 and a half years ago. They all have a lovely way with the children and really get to know each individual child. 


Sandybeach provides interesting and varied activities for the children which help them to develop their physical, social and emotional skills. The outdoor area has been a favourite space for all of my children.
The caring, passionate staff make Sandybeach Early Learning Centre a special, welcoming, family-oriented centre that I can't speak of more highly!

Anne ~ June 2021

All of our girls have loved their days at Sandybeach, a place where they feel secure, cared for and comfortable to be themselves. We are all made to feel like we belong and have become a part of the community of families and friends who attend. The staff are so incredibly kind, attentive and interested in all the children - their loyalty and dedication to their roles is really admirable. Our girls have really grown in confidence and the mixed ages allows for social development that is quite unique. How lucky we have been to have had this special place for our children to grow and thrive in! Thank you!

Lisa ~ November 2019

Our family has been absolutely thrilled with the care provided by Sandybeach for our son over the last few years.

It has been a welcoming environment for him and our whole family.

The staff are attentive, dedicated, warm and caring.  They have helped our son settle in and feel part of the community at Sandybeach.

Our son has loved the learning experiences provided by Sandybeach staff including indoor and outdoor play, craft, music, and observations of various celebrations ie. Mother's Day and Father's Day.

We would not hesitate to recommend this service.

Thank you to Carmela and the Sandybeach staff!

Louise and Luke ~ November 2019

I cannot recommend Sandybeach ELC highly enough. My son has been attending for two years and he is very happy there. The carers are so lovely. They really get to know the children and they have been so good at building my son's confidence and bringing him out of his shell. They offer a fun, varied program which keeps the kids busy and teaches them great skills for life. Highly recommend!

Sam - December 2018

The end of 2018 is also marking the end of the our family attending Sandy Beach childcare centre which is very emotional for us. We wanted to send a note to thank you and your team once again for the amazing care you have provided our two boys for the past 7 years. Both boys attended Sandy Beach from the time they were 1 year old to the time they started school. The team at Sandy Beach have cared for our boys so beautifully. The attention given and stimulation provided to them has adapted as their little bodies and minds have grown over the years. Your smiling faces and genuine care for every child that walks through those doors is evident and we cannot thank you enough for providing our boys with such a nurturing environment in which to spend their early childhood years. I have always recommended Sandy Beach childcare centre and will continue to do so. We will really miss you all! 

Lara ~ November 2018

Sandybeach Childcare Centre has been wonderful for my family in looking after my twins over the past 2 years and currently.
My children want to go to what they fondly refer to as “Sandy”. The carers are experienced, so invested in the children's welfare and learning.
As a parent with little family support in Australia, I have never felt more comfortable leaving my children and knowing they are happy and safe. The carers feel like an extension of our family – truly! They are consistently the same each week and so my children feel very secure and have built such meaningful relationships with each and everyone of them. My son, who has additional needs (Cerebral Palsy), has been welcomed with open arms. His physical limitations have never been an issue, and they are so very inclusive that he feels just like all the other kids. It is heart warming as a parent to witness his love of the place and the people. The centre radiates warmth, community, inclusion, family and all the home values that money can’t buy.
I am sincerely grateful for my children to have a home away from home that I know they love, learn and grow from. I unreservedly highly recommend this centre and we will be grateful for many years to come.
Thank you Sandybeach Childcare Centre.

Barry and Lana ~ November 2018

Our family has had such a great experience with Sandybeach Occasional Care! Both our children attend and love it! Carmela and her team are fabulous, on the ball, caring and so attentive. Highly recommended - your children will be in great hands!

Megan ~ November 2018

The Sandy Beach Centre provides a very nurturing and calm environment for young children. The educators are exceptional human beings with a genuine love for children and it is clear that working there is much more than just a job for them. It is the staff that make this place awesome. 

Throughout this year my two little ones have learned so much and have developed beautiful friendships with both the staff and other children. They love going there and when I pick them up they have huge smiles on their faces! 

I could not speak more highly of this fantastic centre... I just wish I had discovered it earlier! 
Danielle ~ November 2018

Our family has had such a great experience with Sandybeach Occasional Care! Both our children attend and love it! Carmela and her team are fabulous, on the ball, caring and so attentive. Highly recommended - your children will be in great hands!

Megan ~ November 2018

I’ve never been as happy with a childcare service as I am with Sandybeach Centre and this is due to the fabulous staff.  They always demonstrate a genuine passion towards providing the best possible care.  They provide a nurturing, safe and fun environment where I always feel confident that my children will be happy and well cared for.  Five stars – thank you!!

Michelle ~ May 2017

I am very happy with the exceptional care provided by all staff members at Sandybeach.  My son is very happy and is provided with many opportunities to learn and develop at Sandybeach.  The educators are experienced and friendly and provide a warm caring environment.

Julie ~ May 2017

My daughter is very happy here.  She asks every morning is she is going to Sandybeach! The staff are wonderful and the variety of activities set out each morning are enriching for all pre-school ages.  The staff always takes the time to discuss your child’s morning which is lovely.

Rebecca ~ May 2017

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