Limited enrolments available for 2024

We are now accepting families on to our waitlist for 2025 places. Don't miss your opportunity to secure a place in 2025.

Please contact Childcare and ELC on 08 8524 5395 to discuss your needs


Welcome to St Jakobi Campus Childcare and Early Learning Centre

We are a not for profit Childcare and Early Learning Centre catering for children from 6 weeks of age to 5 years.

The Centre is open for 50 weeks of the year, Monday to Friday from 6.30am to 6.30pm.

For our current fee structure, please click below.

Fee structure

Our aim is to make the transition in to care for families as easy as possible. As part of our service we provide:

  • All nappies
  • All meals (morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, late snack)
  • A centre hat on confirmation of enrolment
  • Sunscreen

We ask families to provide:

  • A named backpack
  • A named water bottle
  • A labelled spare set of clothes (more when toilet training is occurring)
  • Named and pre-made milk bottles for babies


We believe that education begins right from birth and as educators, it is our role to facilitate children’s learning. We believe that children learn through play when they can take ownership of their learning environment and engage in their learning. 

Our Curriculum is based on the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the values of the Christian Studies Framework. The EYLF is Australia’s first national Early Years Learning Framework for early childhood educators. The aim of this document is to extend and enrich children’s learning from birth to five years and through to the transition to school.


Meals and Nutrition

At our Centre we understand the critical importance of nutrition for your child. For this reason we are committed to the provision of fresh, high quality, nutritious meals for all children.

The Childcare Centre provides all meals for children including morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack. Meals are cooked in-house by a fully qualified chef and menus are displayed in each room. We also cater for any special dietary requirements.


Family input

We value children and family input and encourage family involvement in order to gather a comprehensive and holistic view of the child. We know that children learn effectively through play and Educators who are diligent in their responsiveness to each child support this. Applying strong intentional teaching practices will provide the children with an authentic and meaningful learning environment that challenges, supports and nurtures a child’s development.


Reggio Emilia Philosophy

The Reggio Emilia Philosophy focusses on children as capable and confident learners who are influenced by the environment around them. There is a strong belief that the environment is the third teacher and we use the environment set up in a way that it becomes a teaching tool for children's education. Children are given opportunities to explore the environment, question, research, hypothesize, and build relationships while being guided by educators.

Reggio Emilia Philosophy has a strong focus on community, which is an integral part of our Centre Philosophy. We view families as their child's first teacher and view parents as partners and co-collaborators for their child's learning. 

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