The Connie Benn Centre is an early learning centre and family and children’s hub located in the heart of Fitzroy, catering for children aged 0-12.
The Connie Benn Early Learning Centre aims to build an integrated and inclusive Centre for children 0-12 and their families living in Fitzroy. It has a strong focus on children’s rights, education, health and wellbeing.
Our centre has a large outdoor area with trees for shade and fun places to play. There is plenty to explore while enjoying the fresh air, with an outdoor stage, sandpit, swings, and climbing equipment. The centre also has a bright and colourful indoor play area as well as a spacious covered veranda where children can enjoy a variety of activities.
- Early Learning Centre with kindergarten program, long day care and occasional care
- Maternal and child health service operating Monday to Friday
- Immunisation sessions
- Community Playgroups
- Story time sessions by Fitzroy Library
Book a tour if you would like to visit our centre and chat to one of our educators.
What we offer
At Connie Benn, we foster a culture of respect, inclusion, fun, and encourage a lifelong love of learning. We want to make our centre a home away from home for all of the children and families who come here.
We provide experiences that will enrich your child's early learning development and provide them with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions they need to face new challenges in collaboration with your family and the community.
We share our space with dedicated Maternal Child and Health Nurses who provide high-quality care to families throughout their child’s early years. The centre is also equipped with a specialist extracurricular and multipurpose rooms for various activities.
Connie Benn ELC has an onsite qualified cook who prepares healthy and delicious meals using seasonal ingredients and can accommodate most dietary requirements and allergies. View our sample menu below.
Our devoted and diverse team of educators is professionally trained in the field of early childhood development. Educators are highly experienced, speak many languages, and have strengths and skills that aid in the development of supportive and trusting relationships with children and families.