Flynn Early Childhood Education Centre
Welcome to Flynn Early Childhood Education Centre located in the Belconnen area. We are a 140 place service offering permanent fulltime, part time and casual child care for children 0-5 years of age. We are located in Pither Close Flynn at the refurbished Primary school site (off Bingle Street), with substantial free parking for families. Our service is in close proximity to major roads including Kingsford Smith Drive, Tillyard Drive and Ginninderra Drive making us easily accessible to all families.
Our team of qualified, dedicated and experienced teachers and educators, work in collaboration with families, to create an inclusive, caring and educational place for children to be nurtured and stimulated, as we recognise the importance of the early years as the foundation for every child’s future.
Our service is rated as ‘Exceeding National Quality Standard’, reflecting our holistic approach to supporting children’s learning and wellbeing through quality routines and play based programs. We believe it is a community responsibility to help nurture children’s growth.
Hours of Operation
Our opening hours are from 7.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday.
Flynn ECEC is open for 51 weeks of the year, closing for approximately one week over the Christmas / New Year period, as well as closing for all recognised Public Holidays. No fees will be charged during the shutdown period.
Families are invited to attend a walkthrough of the service on the first Wednesday of each month at 10.00am, or at a time that suits you. Families are encouraged to complete a waiting list form which is available on the day or by contacting the service. Places are offered to families on the waiting list as vacancies arise. Upon being offered a place at Flynn ECEC, families are required to complete an enrolment pack and pay a $250 deposit. This payment consists of 2 components:
- $50 administration fee that is non-refundable, includes the cost of a hat for your child
- $200 holding fee for your child’s place at the service. If you do not follow through with the enrolment you will forfeit this money completely. If you continue with the enrolment your first account will be credited with $200.
From Monday 29 July 2019, fees at Flynn Early Childhood Education Centre will be charged at the following rates:
Full time (Monday – Friday): $575 per week
Full day: $121 per day
Casual full day: $121 per day
Casual hourly rate: $20 per hour
What We Provide
Flynn ECEC offers a nutritionally balanced age appropriate menu that caters for your child’s food needs throughout the day. We pride ourselves on being able to meet the needs of children with special dietary requirements or allergies. We have a qualified chef who uses his extensive knowledge of food to create nutritious and delicious meals for children daily. Meals included are Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea and a Late Snack. Our menus follow Nutrition Australia Guidelines and are reviewed regularly.
Families are asked to provide breast milk or formula in a sectioned container for their child each day that they attend. No other food is allowed to be brought into the service. The service provides nappies, until your child is completely toilet trained. We also provide sunscreen and linen. Breast feeding is welcome and supported at our service, with two private locations available.
Flynn Early Childhood Education Centre has a service approval to educate and care for children across the following 7 rooms according to their age, developmental level and availability of places.
|Rooms||Number of Children||Approximate Age Group||Educator : Child ratio|
|Joey||12||Birth – 12 months||1:4|
|Wattle||12||12 – 18 months||1:4|
|Alkira||20||18 months – 2 years||1:4|
|Possum||20||2 – 2.5 years||1:5|
|Gumnut||15||2.5 – 3 years||1:5|
|Emu||22||3 – 4 years||1:11|
|Kookaburra||27||4 – 5 years||1:11|
Flynn Early Childhood Education Centre Contact Details
Ph: 6258 3044
Physical address: 5 Pither Close Flynn ACT 2615
Postal address: PO Box 6730 Charnwood ACT 2615
Director: Natasha Bunter
Chef: Peter Sackl
Receptionist: Marlene Moran