Bellfield Early Learning Centre

Discovery Bay ELC Bellfield is dedicated to providing children in our area with an expanded early learning program. Our Bellfield Childcare Centre incorporates Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) within a Montessori curriculum.

We build strong foundations, so your child will have a great start to life. These foundations include:-

  • Enquiry-based learning. Discovery Bay ELC Bellfield offers practical experiences for creativity, problem solving and independent thinking.
  • Montessori curriculum introducing foundational STEM concepts.
  • Focus on building resilience, confidence, and capability for your child.
  • Commitment to wellbeing and nutrition, with all your child’s meals prepared by a qualified Chef.

Location

285-287 Bell Street,
Bellfield VIC 3081

School hours

Monday – Friday:
7:00am – 6:00pm

Office hours

Monday – Friday:
9:00am – 5:00pm

Fee structure

Discovery Bay Programs are all inclusive and qualify for the Child Care Subsidy. We will work with each family to ensure their child receives the best start in their education journey.

Enrolment Fee: $120 (non-refundable)

Full Day

6 to 36 months

7:00am – 6:30pm

$139

Full Day

11.5 hours

  • Full session
  • 7:00am – 6:30pm
  • 11.5 hour session

5% Discount
for 5 days booking

Full Day

3 to 6 years

7:00am – 6:30pm

$137

Full Day

11.5 hours

  • Full session
  • 7:00am – 6:30pm
  • 11.5 hour session

35% Discounted holiday rates
for 5 consecutive days of the full day rate

10HR Session

6 to 36 months

8:00am – 6:00pm

$134

  • 6 to 36 months
  • 8:00am – 6:00pm
  • 10 hour session

10HR Session

3 to 6 years

8:00am – 6:00pm

$132

  • 3 to 6 years
  • 8:00am – 6:00pm
  • 10 hour session

Flexible Mid-Session

6 to 36 months

8:00am – 4:00pm or
9:00am – 5:00pm

$129

  • 6 to 36 months
  • 8:00am – 4:00pm or
    9:00am – 5:00pm
  • 8 hour session

Flexible Mid-Session

3 to 6 years

8:00am – 4:00pm or
9:00am – 5:00pm

$127

  • 3 to 6 years
  • 8:00am – 4:00pm or
    9:00am – 5:00pm
  • 8 hour session

Sessional

9:00am – 3:00pm

$110

Sessional

6 hours: Kindergarten program

attendance only

(Minimum booked days: 3 days)

Notes:

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 7:00am – 6:00pm (our educational program is offered 50 weeks of the year. Our campus will be closed on public holidays and for a period during the Christmas and New Year’s Break).

Minimum Booked Days per week: 2 days (Full days & Mid-Session)
Orientation Days: 2 days @ 1hour (by appointment)

Late collection charges

Session Grace period Late collection fee
Full day n/a $10 per 10 minutes after (or part there of)
10 HR session n/a $10 per 10 minutes after (or part there of)
Flexible Mid-session 15 min at either side $10 per 10 minutes after (or part there of)
Sessional 15 min at either side $10 per 10 minutes after (or part there of)

Sick Days & Public Holidays: Families are charged at FULL RATE

Effective 3 January 2024

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To book a tour with any of our current campuses or those opening soon, select the location in the form.

The Discovery Bay ELC
approach

All children are on a journey of discovery every single day. But although they are all on the same map, they don’t all follow the same path. And that’s perfectly OK!

When you’re discovering, there’s no right or wrong. There is only wonder and curiosity. Our discovery-focused approach removes learning roadblocks and helps kids build the confidence, resilience, and tenacity to go out there and find whatever they want to find in life.

The Explorer Spirit

It’s our mission to develop your little ones into confident and enthusiastic explorers of the world around them.

All the explorers in our themed rooms set out into the unknown not knowing what they would find. They went somewhere different to discover something new. When children gain that same explorer spirit, there’s no boundaries on how far they can go! The world is limitless and so is their potential for what they can achieve in it.

Join us

Ready to get started? Book an orientation meeting to establish your learning and development goals for your child.

Make a Booking

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