About St Peter's Early Learning Centre

At St Peter's ELC children are given the opportunity and time to discover and explore, to question and predict, to wonder, to imagine and to dream. The wider world becomes the child's world.

St Peter's Early Learning Centre is a partnership in education between the Parish of St Peter's, Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak and St Kevin's College, Toorak.
St Peter's Early Learning Centre opened in 2002 and is situated in the beautiful sandstone Parish Church of St Peter's, Toorak. The environment has been designed to stimulate the children's exploration and investigation of their world within a secure and caring environment. We are currently located at Rathfarnham, Loreto Toorak, due to work on the parish building adjacent to the ELC Toorak Rd site.

St Peter's ELC is co-educational and offers full day (8.45am - 2.45pm) programs to children in either Kindergarten (3 - 4 year old) room or Pre-Prep (4 - 5 year old) room. All classes have 2 staff, a qualified Early Childhood teacher and co-educator, at all times. Before Care operates from 8.00 - 8.45am and After Care from 2.45 - 5.00pm.

The Reggio Emilia educational project and Howard Gardner's concepts of learning influence our integrated, educational play-centred program. The Christian values which underpin our Catholic ethos; understanding, integrity, justice, freedom and felicity are integral to the program.

"To open a child's mind to learning and discovery is a gift for life"

Please read the PDF information below for more details on the ELC and check the ELC, Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak and St Kevin’s College websites for more updates during the year.

2017 St Peter's ELC - Rathfarnham Parent Handbook 2017 St Peter's ELC - Rathfarnham Parent Handbook (1493 KB)

2016 Operational Policies and Practices Parent Handbook - Rathfarnham 2016 Operational Policies and Practices Parent Handbook - Rathfarnham (3488 KB)


2017 Term Dates

Term 1 - Thursday 2 February – Friday 31 March

Term 2 - Tuesday 18 April – Friday 23 June

Term 3 - Monday 17 July – Friday 22 September

Term 4 - Monday 9 October – Friday 8 December