Benowa Early Learning Centre

    Benowa Early Learning Centre is located on the border of Ashmore, Benowa and Southport at 15 Sapium Road, Southport, across the road from the Bellevue Park Primary School on the Gold Coast.

    We offer childcare for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years. We also have a very active After School Care Program.  Our rooms include Babies, Toddlers,  Junior Kindy, Pre-Kindy and Kindergarten.

    We run a Queensland Government Kindergarten approved program delivered by a qualified 4 year trained early childhood teacher for children in the year prior to Prep, 40 weeks a year.

    Benowa Early Learning Centre is privately owned by our Nominated Supervisor, Kylie Aldridge, and Rebecca Tapper, who is the daughter of Jennifer Balson who opened the Centre over 20 years ago.  Kylie has been with us since that time also.

    Benowa Early Learning Centre is a family orientated centre, and very much a part of the surrounding community.  All senior educators have either a Bachelor of Teaching, an Advanced Diploma or a Diploma.  Other educators either have their Certificate III or are studying.   Children have access to two early childhood educators as well as four additional educators studying for their Bachelor of Education.

    "Those with higher qualification levels and standards of training are better equipped to provide improved learning environments and mentor other educators in quality practices, leading to better outcomes for children."  Reference: Pg92 Educators Guide to the Early Years Framework for Australia

    We believe that in order for us to care for and provide educational experiences of the very highest standard for your child, we must work closely with you, the parents.  We recognize that you know more about your child than we ever will.  Thus we strive to combine your very detailed information about your child with our professional knowledge about children’s education and development.  Our quality staff will ensure your peace of mind.













    WE CURRENTLY HAVE VACANCIES IN OUR 3-5 YEAR AGE GROUPS!  Please contact our office on 5597 3844 or send an email to if you would like to enquire about enrolling your child. 


    We believe in Malaguzzi's image of the child: 

    "Our image of the child is rich in potential, strong, powerful, competent, and most of all, connected to adults and other children."

    Malaguzzi L 1993 "For an education based on relationships." Young Children Nov p10. (taken from BELC Centre Philosophy)


    On 26, 27 & 29 November 2012, the Centre was assessed under the National Quality Standard.  We gained the highest rating achievable which is 'Exceeding National Quality Standard'.  We are very proud of this rating which confirms our commitment to the quality of care that we provide the children and we would like to thank our exceptional staff for their tireless hard work and dedication.