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Inspirational early learning in Barton.

Join an Early Learning Centre that encourages your child and sparks their curiosity.

Petit ELJ Barton is in the heart of the National Circuit and offers engaging and supportive indoor and outdoor environments for your child to foster a lifelong love of learning. Our Centre has large covered and uncovered play areas allowing for exploration and fun all year round. Our environments are created with our children interests at heart and create an opportunity for learning to be child-led. We encourage our children to make choices around resources and activities that interest them and spark curiosity.

We employ qualified educators who are passionate about children’s learning and development of lifelong skills. A collaborative partnership with children, families and the communities drive our quality curriculum program for every child. Our educators have regular professional development training that promotes contemporary early childhood practices as they unfold, making for a productive, meaningful learning environment.

Tailored learning & curriculum for each age group.

At Petit ELJ, we tailor an early learning curriculum for each age group and constantly reflect and evaluate our programs to ensure they met your child’s individual needs.

Babies (0-2 yrs)

Through a gentle, supportive approach, we help your baby develop in key areas from the very beginning. Above all, we provide a safe, warm environment for your baby to build confidence and feel secure and loved.

Toddlers (2-3 yrs)

Bursting with energy and curiosity, we welcome toddlers with love, creativity and patience. As 2 and 3 year-olds become more active and involved in their daily activities, we give them freedom and space to flourish.

Kindergarten (3-5 yrs)

Preparing for the school years ahead, kindergarten children learn and grow immensely from ages 3-5. Through structured and play-based learning, we let your child explore and learn in the way that’s best for them.

Barton Preschool Program

Enrol your child in a Preschool Program today to encourage a smooth transition to school!

There is a strong focus on children’s social and emotional development to ensure that each child has the skills to become active and confident learners as they move onto school.

Here at Petit ELJ Barton, we run a play-based program that stems from the children’s interests, strengths and needs.

We have a keen interest in the importance of families in the children’s preschool experience, and we work to nurture the link between home and preschool with all the families we meet. We are excited to share with you the learning of your child, and we look forward to the shared experiences of play and fun that we have in each session.

Read more about our learning program here.

What makes Petit ELJ Barton different.

Extra-curricular activities

To complement our quality educational program and enrich your child’s early learning journey, we offer numerous incursions and excursions throughout the year. Some of which are inclusive within your daily fee. At our Petit ELJ Barton Centre, we offer Happy Feet music & dance and IFA Sports.

Inclusions

We love to make our families’ lives a little easier by offering all day to day necessities. All nappies, wipes, linen and food are included in your daily fees. We also provide hats and sunscreen for all children. To enhance your child’s early learning journey with us, we are also pleased to include special extra-curricular activities within your daily fee.

Meals

Have peace of mind that your child is eating fresh nutritionally sound meals as they are prepared on-site by our very own chef. Collaborating with experts in nutrition and working alongside recognised nutritional bodies within each state on our menus, all meals are made seasonally to ensure we use quality ingredients. Included each day are breakfast, morning tea, nutritious lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack.

Barton Centre Director

Meet Shruthi Tikare, our Petit ELJ Barton Centre Director

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PRESCHOOL TEACHER

Meet Saifagaloa Sio, our Early Childhood Teacher

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Fees and what’s included

$135 / day

Our fees are before the Child Care Subsidy (CCS). Petit ELJ Barton is registered and eligible for CCS support. We offer flexible 12, 10 and 9-hour sessions which may assist in maximising CCS entitlement hours. Our Centre Director can assist in determining the best session for you. You can obtain an estimate of the subsidy you may receive under CCS.

Our 71 place centre has 4 studios and a separate sleep room attached to the nursery. Children are grouped in studios based on both age and learning dispositions and generally range no more than 16 months. The capacity of our studios ranges between 8 to 33 places.

What’s included

  • Nappies, wipes and linen
  • All wholesome meals prepared by an in-house chef. Breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack
  • All meals are monitored and assessed through the feedAustralia platform ensuring an alignment with Australian Dietary Guidelines
  • Access to our secure, electronic sign in and sign out system
  • Access to StoryPark – your child’s online learning portfolio
  • Inclusion in our Early Childhood Teacher taught Kindergarten Program (if eligible)
  • Starter Enrolment Pack (includes a sunhat and tote bag)
  • Access to Kindy Now App – a convenient platform to book
    casual bookings and notify the Centre of any absence days
  • Access to Safe Sleep Spaces parent program – Nourish

Parents adore Petit Barton.

Johanna Gonsalves, Barton ACT

The centre is absolutely beautiful with plenty to keep my daughter happy and learning throughout the day. The educators, Emma, Helena and Yolanda are wonderful with the children, always engaging with them as if they were a part of one big family. The Centre Director, Jess, is not only an awesome leader but has always been loving, caring and closely involved with the parents and children. I believe the team at Barton Petit work really well together. My daughter took less than a couple days to settle as it didn’t take her long to feel safe and cared for. It would have been great if the centre had had capacity for babies under 15 months.

Lana H, Barton ACT

We felt from the moment we stepped into the centre that it was a child-focused, well-maintained space for kids to explore, stretch their legs, roam and play. We LOVE the staff at Petit – they are friendly, welcoming, professional and reassuring. We feel it’s really important for kids to see adults being responsible, polite, calm and helpful to one another (just as we ask children to be), and the staff seem to have a really good groove in the way they communicate, manage workload and help each other. We love the systems at Petit – the sign-in and out technology, the responsiveness to emails, prompt notifications of any health issues, the updates on Storypark, the menu being available on the board, two weeks at half fees, and your constant reviewing and communicating of systems and procedures to make sure the kids are safe at all times, everything is working as well as it can, and everyone’s on the same page. Having Jess on board is the icing on the cake – she is just wonderful – friendly, experienced and capable, but most of all, we can see that she really cares about real food, real variety and real nutrition – not what’s easiest. We couldn’t be happier.

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