Nurturing early learning in Murwillumbah

Join an Early Learning Centre that encourages children to explore, investigate and understand the world around them.

Petit ELJ Murwillumbah has been welcoming families since 2015. We offer a play-based learning environment, and our planning cycles are based on the children’s interests and developmental stages. We have strong partnerships with families which enables us to create a safe place of learning.

Petit ELJ Murwillumbah offers engaging indoor and outdoor environments for your child to foster a lifelong love of learning. Our Centre has play areas allowing for exploration and fun all year round. Our environments support learning that is child-led. We encourage our children to make choices around resources and play experiences that interest them and spark their curiosity.

Our qualified educators are passionate about children’s learning and development of lifelong skills. A collaborative partnership with children, families and the communities drive our quality curriculum program. Our educators have regular professional development training that promotes contemporary early childhood practices as they unfold, making for a productive, meaningful learning environment.

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.

Murwillumbah 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 Murwillumbah, 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 Murwillumbah 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 Murwillumbah Centres, we have regular incursions including Future Champs and Yoganastics we also offer excursions to the Library, Park Visits, Local Primary Schools and Farmers Market and the Start – Strong NSW preschool program.


We love to make our families’ lives a little easier by offering all day to day necessities. All nappies, wipes 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 Shanyn Pelling, our Petit ELJ Murwillumbah Centre Director

Fees and what’s included

$115 / day

Our fees are before the Child Care Subsidy (CCS). Petit ELJ Murwillumbah 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 110 place centre has 5 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 20 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 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 Murwillumbah.

Sammi Mcandrew, Murwillumbah NSW

The staff are exceptionally wonderful with all the children and they have innovative learning experiences that give them such good understanding!! Love Petit.

Explore our centre…

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