Holistic early learning in Kew

Join an Early Learning Centre that inspires, nurtures and guides your child to a lifelong love of learning.

Petit ELJ Kew is a purpose-built early learning Centre that provides a holistic approach to education and care for children between 6 weeks and 6 years.

Our spacious studios are designed to create environments that are welcoming and engaging for your child and allow them to feel as though they are at a home away from home.

We collaborate and consult with our incredible team, families and early childhood professionals to develop a philosophy that guides our practice here at Petit ELJ Kew. We are a centre that inspires, nurtures and guides your children to a lifelong love of learning.

Meet Selina Lucky, our Petit ELJ Kew Centre Director

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 Harshani Rupasinghe, our Kindergarten Early Childhood Teacher

Kew 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 Kew, 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 Kew 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 Kew Centre, we offer MKY Yoga, T&G Sports and Rhythm & Moves Music and excursions to the Library, Coles and Alexandra Gardens.


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.

Fees and what’s included

$159*/ day – All studios

Our fees are before the Child Care Subsidy (CCS). Petit ELJ Kew 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 Free Kinder subsidy for eligible children participating in the 3yo or 4yo Kindergarten Program.

Our 101 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 12 to 21 places.

What’s included

  • Nappies, wipes, sunscreen 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
  • 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

Our parents are impressed with Petit Early Learning Journey.

Katrina Somerville, Kew VIC

Our daughter has been at Petit for eight months, spending most of this time in the babies room. I can’t speak highly enough of the centre, but in particular the educators in the babies room. Vittoria, Jacquie and the whole team are so gentle and kind, I couldn’t think of better carers to look after our baby. I didn’t truly appreciate the enormity of leaving our daughter at day care until we sent her to Petit, but we were very quickly put at ease with the kindness and beautiful nature of the team. I knew she was in great hands at drop off when she would give Vittoria a big, happy smile. It’s very comforting knowing she’s in such great care.

Michael Stacey, Kew VIC

The staff is amazing, they all are friendly and lovely with the kids. It’s very organised and clean 🙂 my son loves going to petite Kew. I have to drag him out every time!

Katie E, Kew VIC

I cannot speak highly enough of Kew Petit Early Learning Centre. I send my two children to this centre, and I am so happy with the care they receive. The centre director Agnes is very welcoming, makes you feel like you’re a part of the Petit family, and takes a genuine interest in the children. Selina is great too! It is evident the centre is well managed, as the staff members are always smiling and appear happy and calm. In addition, the quality of food is excellent (thanks Terrence).

Ellie, Eloise, and the team in Burrows Lane are amazing and go over and above to support the children. They are so caring, positive, energetic, and enthusiastic. Ellie, the lead educator of this room, is an excellent leader and is a very knowledgeable educator. Ellie provides the children a wealth of learning experiences, giving them with the best start to their education journeys. No challenge is too much for Ellie, and she is always willing to go out of her way to support my son. Similarly, Eloise is excellent at her job, genuinely cares about the children, and is always willing to provide a summary of my child’s day. Ellie and Eloise are both assets to the Centre! My son has made fantastic gains and always comes home happy.

Vittoria, Jacqueline, and the team in Baby Boulevard are also amazing. They are calm, caring, professional and patient and are perfectly suited to a baby room. They show a genuine interest in each child and their communication is impeccable. The gains my young son has made during his time in this room are fantastic and it is so heart-warming to see him achieving new skills. Thank you so much for all the great work you do!

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