Inspiring and supportive Early Learning in Clifton Hill

Join an Early Learning Centre, which offers a holistic learning environment with highly trained and passionate educators.

At Petit ELJ Clifton Hill, our core values – integrity, humility and enthusiasm – can be seen in the day-to-day operations of our centre. Our vibrant, inclusive and welcoming learning environments promote exploration, play and learning possibilities which allow our children to be active learners, curious about their environment and the people around them.

We believe in drawing inspiration and guidance from our children’s voices, interests, and contributions to inform our curriculum planning. Our program is designed to inspire creativity and imagination. At Petit ELJ Clifton Hill, we believe that parents are the children’s most influential teachers, and by partnering with our families, we encourage children’s learning to be a continuing journey from home to the centre.

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.

0-2 Years Old

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.

2-3 Years Old

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.

3-5 Years Old

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.

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Meet Angie Cheok, our Kindergarten Early Childhood Teacher

Clifton Hill Kindergarten Program

Enrol your child in a Kindergarten 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 Clifton Hill, 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 kindergarten experience, and we work to nurture the link between home and kindergarten 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 Clifton Hill 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 Clifton Hill Centre, we offer Rhythm & Moves and Sports 4 Kinders.


We love to make our families’ lives a little easier by offering all day to day necessities. All nappies, wipes, bed linen in 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.


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.

Fees and what’s included

$162*/ day – All studios

Our fees are before the Child Care Subsidy (CCS). Petit ELJ Clifton Hill is registered and eligible for CCS support. We offer flexible 11.5, 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.

*Please speak to our team regarding the Free Kinder subsidy for eligible children participating in the 3yo or 4yo Kindergarten Program.

Our 150 place centre has 8 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 22 places.

What’s included

  • Nappies, wipes, sunscreen and linen
  • All wholesome meals are 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
  • Starter Enrolment Pack (includes a sunhat and tote bag)
  • Access to ChildcareNow 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 see their children loving Petit Early Learning Journey Clifton Hill.

Brinley Hosking, Clifton Hill VIC

Just wanted to send a quick note to thank the Baby Boulevard team for making Archie (and us!) feel so welcome these first couple of weeks.

It has been lovely getting to know everyone, and the smiles and chats at pickup and drop-off make me feel so at ease (which is much appreciated when first getting used to the idea of leaving Archie!).

Archie appears to be having a lovely time too – I could barely tear him away from his game of peekaboo this afternoon!

I wanted to particularly provide my thanks to Isabelle and her thoughtfulness in seeking opportunities for Archie to participate with the older kids, and to reap the developmental rewards of that. For example, I was touched to see her holding Archie up to the table for the special daily activity on Storypark, and her idea today of getting Archie to participate with some solids at mealtimes is a fabulous one!

Romy Turner, Clifton Hill VIC

Our two children have had such wonderful early learning experiences with the team at Petit Clifton Hill. Our kids have always been SO happy to be at Petit and we feel very assured that our kids have been very well cared for by their awesome staff. Communication at Petit is also excellent. Thank you for everything you do to make sure our kids are getting a great experience.

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