Information about the ELC

At St Peter’s ELC, children are given the opportunity and time to discover and explore, to question and predict, to wonder and to dream. The wider world becomes the child’s world. St Peter’s ELC is a co-educational setting, offering children from three years of age the opportunity to learn through play.

The wonderful educators at St Peter’s ELC acknowledge the uniqueness and potential of each and every child. They enhance each child’s strengths, competencies and self-image by providing a warm, welcoming and supportive environment for both the children and their families.

St Peter’s ELC places great emphasis on the importance of the family and the role the family plays in a child’s learning. We strongly believe in trust and respect for everyone involved in the child’s educational journey. As such, parents and family members are welcome into the ELC at any time.

St Peter's ELC provides a solid foundation and enthusiasm for lifelong learning. Our unique learning environment provides each child with:

  • a happy, secure transition from home to an engaging learning environment.
  • the opportunity to engage and utilise different styles of learning through developmental play experiences and discovery. We build on the child's strengths and interests whilst challenging and stimulating their development. We focus on the whole child, nurturing their emotional, social, physical, linguistic, intellectual and spiritual growth.
  • weekly programs conducted by specialist teachers including library, creative arts, gross motor/physical development, music, movement and dance.
  • opportunity to be a part of the wider school community of Loreto Toorak and St Kevin's College, with buddy visits and curricula support from school specialists.

Children become increasingly secure and courageous in their learning through these experiences. St Peter's ELC immerses the child in the philosophy that learning is a lifelong journey, with links to further education at both Loreto Toorak and St Kevin's College.

St Peter's ELC is a Child Safe environment.