Welcome to our Early Learning Centre

Developing life long learners from the age of 3.

The first 5 years of a child’s life are fundamentally important. These years provide the foundation that shape your child’s emotional, physical, social and spiritual development. Sunrise Christian School Early Learning Centres provide an inspiring environment that helps to create trust and security, which turns into confidence as your child grows.

Our desire is to be an extension of your home, partnering with you to provide continuity of care for your child and family.

Our faith based culture underpins everything that we do. We begin each day with devotions and capitalise on every opportunity to teach children about the wonders of God.

It is so exciting to see faith developed as the children explore and expand their understandings of God and His world.

Not only do our experienced and qualified early childhood educators take a holistic approach to your child’s learning, we see it as an opportunity to invest in your child’s well-being and future.

Due to our unique program and our Centres being on Sunrise Christian School campuses, our ELCs provide a smooth transition into reception.

We would love to meet you and assist you however we can in making a decision for your child and with the enrolment process.

Having one child that started out at Sunrise in Reception and two others that started in the ELC, I could clearly see the difference. The two that went through the ELC had a smooth transition and were familiar with the schools routine. We were overwhelmed with the care shown and the understanding of the staff and how our children’s needs were met. We couldn’t be happier with their progress during their time in the ELC. We loved the personal feel, and the time the teachers took to get to truly know us and our children.”

– Sunrise Early Learning Centre Mother

Our Learning Program

It’s a whole lot a fun which leads to a whole lot of learning! Our curriculum is based on the Australian Standards of the Early Years Learning Framework in which we facilitate enquiry, play-based learning guided by your child’s interests. We partner with families and children from the age of 3 to 5 providing a strong transition program for those moving into reception by developing their pre-literacy skills and awareness. 

Our children are encouraged to use non-verbal and verbal communication through various forms. Artistic, musical and sensory experiences provide opportunities for non-verbal expression. Verbal communication is developed through group games, stories, social interactions, activities and language games.

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We work hard with children during their time in the ELC to ensure that they leave us with developmentally appropriate skills in making and maintaining friendships. They are carefully guided in the essential life skills of negotiation, problem solving, compromise, and dealing with the occasional disappointment.

We use a program called Program Achieve to support these themes, introducing the children to characters that exemplify the character qualities that we are fostering, these are: Gabby Get-Along, Pete Persistence, Oscar Organised, Connie Confidence and Ricky Resilient. This five character learning program is unique to our ELCs and is used in Sunrise Christian School’s reception classes, giving your child a head start in school. All our Centres run a readiness for school program for Preschoolers to provide your children with the essential skills and competence to assist them when starting reception.

The Important Stuff

Service Information

We run under a Long Day Care model, open for 48 weeks of the year, 5 days a week. Please contact the school for more information regarding times and the opportunity to visit one of our Centres. We would love to meet you and sit down to discuss further any questions you may have.

Fee Information

Sunrise ELCs are registered for government rebates based on your individual eligibility. Please follow the link below to see our affordable fee schedule and contact us if you require any further clarification.

Enrolment Information

We understand that this is not only a hard time in letting your child go into someone else’s care, but it is also a difficult process in navigating the necessary forms for enrolment. We therefore would love to assist you in this area, and are happy to sit down and help you fill out all the government and ELC forms required. Please contact us and we can organise a time to go through it with you.

From the ELC, Continue Your Journey with

Sunrise Christian School to Year 12

Sunrise Christian School offers the perfect opportunity for your child’s on-ongoing development. Our Bible-based curriculum and school philosophy which believes in partnering with families in educating your child continues into reception, and all the way through till graduating year 12.

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Sunrise Christian School ELC Morphett Vale

70-74 Pimpala Rd, Morphett Vale SA 5162
P 08 8322 7279

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Sunrise Christian School ELC Paradise

4 Crowle Rd, Paradise SA 5075
M 0409 568 982

Sunrise Christian School ELC Whyalla

2 Sunrise Lane, Whyalla Norrie SA 5608
P 08 8645 5944

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