Creative and collaborative early learning in Coffs Harbour.

Join an early learning Centre that puts your child first and lets them lead. Share the gift of a lifetime love for learning.

Petit ELJ Coffs Harbour is located just five minutes south of central Coffs Harbour. We are a purpose-built service that allows for a beautiful flow of indoor and outdoor play throughout your child’s day. Our environments create calm spaces where children of all ages can actively engage in play and learning.

Our studios are designed to allow children to move throughout their environment freely and explore all that is on offer. Our team consists of suitably qualified educators who are passionate about building secure connections and relationships with each child.

Collaborative partnerships with children, families and the wider community drive our quality curriculum program for every child. Our philosophy guides us each day to support, nurture, encourage, reassure and build a love of learning for each child.

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.

Preschool (3-5 yrs)

Preparing for the school years ahead, preschoolers 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.

Coffs Harbour 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 Coffs Harbour, 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 Coffs Harbour 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 Coffs Harbour Centre, we offer weekly Pottery classes, and specialist programs include Gumbaynggirr Language Lessons, our local indigenous language. Throughout the year we’re excited to provide thrilling and enriching experiences such as adventures to the library, age care facilities and our local supermarkets, to name a few!

Inclusions

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

Meet Alex O’Sullivan, our Petit ELJ Coffs Harbour Centre Director

Fees and what’s included

$125 / day

Our fees are before the Child Care Subsidy (CCS). Petit ELJ Coffs Harbour 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 84 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 30 places.

What’s included

  • Nappies, wipes 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 Preschool Program (if eligible)
  • 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 Coffs Harbour.

Meg DP, Coffs Harbour NSW

Both our kids have been there since about 9 months…. the oldest is 2.5 now. Super happy with the staff and seeing how our kids have grown and flourished in their supportive fun and educational environment. Thank you and definitely recommend.

Farhan Faiz, Coffs Harbour NSW

Teacher bonding, learning activities and care they provide is awesome.

Monika Mutkins, Coffs Harbour NSW

We have three children in different rooms at this centre and couldn’t be happier with our experiences. All the staff go above and beyond to make sure the place is welcoming, fun, educational and safe for all the Children. Our kids are very happy here!

Explore our centre…

Get in touch today to secure your spot at Petit Early Learning Journey Coffs Harbour