Nurturing early learning in Richmond

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

Petit Early Learning Journey Richmond is a beautiful Centre that truly reflects the culture and diversity of our community. At Petit ELJ Richmond, we seek to create hope and wonder in our children by creating an invitation to play and explore our meaningful, open-ended learning environments.

It is important that each child’s voice is heard and that we acknowledge and celebrate the cultural backgrounds of our children, families and educators.

We encourage children to become independent learners and thinkers so that their learning journey with us here at Petit ELJ Richmond will have a lasting impact on their developing minds.

Meet Mel Theodorakopoulos, our Petit ELJ Richmond 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 Brona Gallinagh, our Early Childhood Teacher


Meet Trang Luong, our Early Childhood Teacher

Richmond 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 Richmond, 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 Richmond different.

Extra-curricular activities

To complement our quality educational program and enrich your child’s early learning journey, we offer numerous incursions and excursions! Some of which are inclusive within your daily fee! At our Richmond Centre, we offer Sports, music and yoga programs. Throughout the year we are excited to provide thrilling and enriching experiences within our local community, and our rooftop allows for children to get amongst our succulent gardens, water wall, herb garden and worm farm just to name a few!


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

$160*/ day – All studios

Our fees are before the Child Care Subsidy (CCS). Petit ELJ Richmond 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 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 16 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
  • 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 Richmond.

Pete Eze, Richmond VIC

Affordable and quality early learning service within Melbourne Metro. The teachers monitor the behaviour of each child and discuss same with parents. The location is also very close to public transport if you don’t have a car. Although taking care of kids can be overwhelming, they can improve by finding ways of keeping items that belong to each child to reduce loss or swap of items. Overall, in terms of location, early learning experience and cost, Petit is outstanding and I recommend them to all and sundry.

Corey Barker, Richmond VIC

Our daughters first child care experience was at the age of 6 months. Near 3 years later she is still loves going. The faculties and location spot on, the team all do a great job and continual communication has been spot on. Our daughter was upset to say the least when we told her no more Petit as we have just relocated to Perth.

Loretta Perry, Richmond VIC

The staff here are amazing, my son has been attending for a year now and we’re so happy with our decision! They go above and beyond to organise extras for us and we really feel part of the family. Highly recommend!

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