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.

Meet Alana Olivieri, our Petit ELJ Clifton Hill Centre Director

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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

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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.

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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 Sprouts Yoga, Rhythm & Moves, Sports 4 Kinders and Spanish Class for Kinder. 


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

$152 / day – All studios

$148* / day – Treasure Cove

Our fees are before the Child Care Subsidy (CCS). Petit ELJ Clifton Hill 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.

*Please speak to our team regarding the subsidy for eligible children participating in the 3yo/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.

Samuel Orton, Clifton Hill VIC

The Petit team at Clifton Hill have been fantastic! They’ve worked really hard to create a safe and fun environment for our kids after we moved from interstate. The educators are really engaged, creating new programs and initiatives and promoting a supportive learning space.

Piero Poli, Clifton Hill VIC

We are so happy with Petit Learning for our child (M 3.5 y/o). Our little one was incredibly shy and reserved and we were terrified of how he would take to kindy. The staff at PEL were just so wonderful with him and really gave him the time and space (and made him feel so comfortable) that within a few weeks out little one now loves going there and is doing well 🙂 It is also a great facility from an activity and learning environment perspective. The teachers are all exceptional, caring, kind. Their app is great to help manage schedules and provide information. Their play areas are fun and there is always a lot of activity. Logistically, it is really well located and easy to drive into their carpark, do drop off and then easily drive out without getting stuck in traffic. Really happy with Petit ELJ.

Steve Tippett, Clifton Hill VIC

A wonderful caring team that has made my child feel safe and cared for. Great facility would highly recommend.

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