Early Childhood Education and Care

Opportunities for life-long learning

About NBCA

The North Belconnen Community Association Incorporated (NBCA) provides Early Childhood Education and Care at two locations in the West Belconnen area, as well as Administration Support throughout Canberra for other Early Education and Care Services.

NBCA is a not for profit Community Association, incorporated in the ACT under the Associations Incorporation Act 1991 (AIA).

NBCA had its formal beginnings in 1977 as the North Belconnen Community Child Care Association.
An elected voluntary (i.e. unpaid) Management Committee runs NBCA in conjunction with employed staff from its two Early Education and Care services and the Administration Support Unit.

Committee members represent a broad base of early childhood educators, advocates and caregivers of young children. Committee members are voted in at each Annual General Meeting or recruited throughout the year as required.


We acknowledge, respect and celebrate the traditional custodians of the land on which Flynn ECEC and Cooinda Cottage stands, the Ngunnawal People.

We show respect for their knowledge and traditions as we meet to share our knowledge, teaching and learning practices with our families, children and community.

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  • From the beginning the staff were always (and continue to be) friendly & so welcoming, we instantly felt part of a community.
    They continue to involve us & are very diligent in keeping us informed & up-to-date with the centre’s activities.

  • The educators are amazing! They always endeavour to provide a safe, clean and caring environment for the children. They also encourage family relationships and community involvement. From the moment we walk in the door with our two children we are greeted with warm smiles.

  • The interaction between the educators and my son is warm, friendly and they seem genuinely interested in his well being. The daily experiences are diverse and flexible and suit my child’s changing interests.