Enriched childcare for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years + after school & vacation care

Nurturing Little Minds and Bodies

Inspired Play and Learning Spaces

Our centre has a natural aesthetic featuring leafy play areas, natural wooden outdoor resources, custom play equipment and home-grown edible vegie & herb garden.

Healthy Organic Food

We provide wholesome, nutritionally balanced, home cooked meals prepared daily in our kindy kitchen. Our seasonal menu’s are created and implemented by our on-site nutritionist.

Caring, Dedicated Team

Our exceptional child-focused educators have a genuine love for children and have many years of experience.

Child-led curriculum

Our passionate Educators follow the Early Years Learning Framework (V2.0) closely and use the environment as a “third teach” while developing a child-led curriculum that inspires curious and confident life-long learner.

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After SchoolCare

Benowa Early Learning Centre

At Benowa Early Learning Centre we strive to give your little ones a diverse range of experiences, create strong connections and relationships and help them acquire a wealth of new skills and knowledge through our play based curriculum. We understand and implement the importance of inclusivity in all aspects of learning and allow child led moments, connecting with their natural surroundings and following their interests. This is all fuelled by beautiful nutritionist approved and designed seasonal menus with fresh, local produce sourced daily.

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.

At BELC we take pride in our many weekly extra-curricular classes, including our on-site Gymnastics, Tumble Tots Gym, sustainable gardening workshops, Mindful Yoga classes, Music Lessons and visits from our Local Elder Uncle Allen who helps us embed the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce our Sister Centre Benowa Hills Early Learning Centre. We work very closely as a team and work in unison & compliment each other.


“It is our vision that each child who comes through our door, joins a community of children, families and teachers engaged in the joy, work and wonder of childhood”.

Children are all individuals and they need to be encouraged to discover and reach their full potential. To achieve this they need a loving, stimulating & non-threatening environment, which nurtures and challenges each individual child. We believe children need a sense of belonging”.

Start Your Journey With Us

“The greatest gifts we can give children is the roots of Responsibility and the wings of Independence” – Denis Waitley

Thank you to Benowa Early Learning Centre for being such a big part of our lives, we appreciate everything you have done for our Family and will cherish all the memories for many years to come.

Shannon Donovan

The best centre on the coast. The team are experienced, caring & just beautiful. I honestly feel so blessed to be able to have my child in this incredible education facility.

Brooke Fairburn

Kylie and her staff are so friendly and caring. It has such a homely atmosphere. Always so clean. Menus changed weekly and are all organic. Vacation care activities and excursions were fun too. … Highly recommend to anyone looking for a daycare centre in the Benowa / Southport area.

Alisha Gibb

…The staff are always so lovely and welcoming and they just shower my daughter with love and affection…Great food, great atmosphere, great thought and detail put into learning activities for the children and great communication! We adore this centre and highly recommend it to anyone considering it 🙂

Georgia Clarke

Benowa Early Learning Centre acknowledges the Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people as the original inhabitants of Australia and recognises their culture as part of the cultural heritage of all Australians. We will increase our knowledge of indigenous Australians history, heritage, culture and current issues through professional readings, cultural competency network, and professional development and opportunities. Young Children are learning to live within that diverse world and embrace our community’s cultural diversity. Educators will foster children respecting that diversity.

“We acknowledge, respect and hour, the Traditional Owners and Custodians. Australia’s’ first people of this land, their Elders (past, present and future) of the Yugambeh Language Group of People Bundajalung Nation. We treasure their land on which we live on, recognise the true history, value their continuing connection with this land and waters”.