Our School - Early Learning Centre

 We believe in valuing all children as unique individuals.  At our Centre we work with families to plan individualised programs to build each child’s sense of identity, confidence and connection with their world.

Research shows that high quality interactions from adult’s best promote a child’s developmental and learning outcomes.   We work closely with families and other professionals to provide all children with the support they need to reach their potential.

Our play-based program is guided by the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF) and incorporates a wide variety of play and learning opportunities as well as structured activities focusing on specific skill development. 

With our purpose-built centre offering indoor and outdoor learning spaces and our broad range of play and learning experiences, we believe we offer the very best environment for children to flourish.

We are delighted to have a rating of EXCEEDING National Quality Standards from the Department of Education and Training.

Our centre welcomes all children and families and is inclusive of children with disabilities and from diverse backgrounds.


Monday: Three year old kindergarten program: 9.15am to 11.45am.

Tuesday to Friday: Four year old kindergarten program: 9.15am to 2.15pm

 For more information or to arrange a visit please contact:

Alisha Shearer

Early Learning Centre

Ballarat Specialist School

Tel: 5334 1302

Email: shearer.alisha.j@edumail.vic.gov.au

“We cannot speak more highly of this fabulous kindergarten... The educators are very professional, supportive and caring not only of the children in their care but of the family unit.”  Parent feedback.