Unique early learning in Hamilton.

Join us at Hamilton to help create memories for your child that they will re-visit in the years to come.

Petit ELJ Hamilton is committed to providing a unique early childhood education and care experience for our families. Our mission is to create memories for each child that they will re-visit for years to come, and we do this by creating magical moments throughout our learning program. We are a family and a home away from home for your children, so they feel safe and supported to explore their world and their interests.

At Petit ELJ Hamilton, we strive for continuous growth and to create a positive environment, one based on trust and respect that enhances our connectedness as a community and family. We look at each child as a whole being, as a child who is emotionally and socially secure to become confident, competent learners which leads to endless possibilities for any 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.

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.

Hamilton 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 Hamilton, 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 Hamilton 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 Petit ELJ Hamilton, we offer Little Potters, Zen-Ed Mindfulness, and dance & music incursions.


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.


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 Monica Padua, our Petit ELJ Hamilton Centre Director


Meet Chrissy Man, our Early Childhood Teacher

Fees and what’s included

$122 / day

Our fees are before the Child Care Subsidy (CCS). Petit ELJ Hamilton 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 115 place centre has 6 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 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 (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 Hamilton.

Jemma Ross, Hamilton QLD

The staff at Petit Hamilton are lovely. The centre takes great measures to keep the kids safe and stimulated. The food provided is great and our sons dietary needs are always met. We have only noticed positive changes in our child since attending daycare at this centre. I love seeing our son engage and interact in a safe and friendly environment and know he is in great hands! I never have to worry for even a second – which makes for a great break for mummy! Thank you Petit Hamilton! 😊

Jess Atherden, Hamilton QLD

I can’t rave enough about Petit Hamilton!
From the moment we walked through their doors, we instantly felt like part of the family and within a couple of days everyone knew our sons name. Thank you to all the teachers who have helped our son grow and develop, we feel extremely blessed to be part of the ever inspiring and exciting Petit Hamilton family.

Alex Duxfield, Hamilton QLD

My daughter has attended a couple of daycares before coming to Petit, and I can honestly say that the quality of care, the sense of community at the centre is like no other. I could not be happier with Petit, my little girl used to cry at drop offs at other centres and within 2 days of being at Petit she wouldn’t even say bye to me she was so excited to run off give her educators a hug and play with her friends, the only tears she would shed is when I pick her up and she doesn’t want to leave! Could not recommend Petit more highly to anyone looking for exceptional care with a variety of stimulating activities planned daily for your child.

Explore our centre…

Get in touch today to secure your spot at Petit Early Learning Journey Hamilton.