The Curtin University Early Childhood Centre provides nurturing, learning-focused programs based on play for the children of Curtin students, staff and the wider community. It’s located on the Perth Campus and caters for children five years old and under.
About the centre
Fees and charges
Enrolling your child
Health and hygiene
Policies and procedures
Frequently asked questions
Your child is able to start later only if full fees are paid for the offered days until your child commences.
Most of the centre’s vacancies occur during January and February when the older children leave for school and the younger children move up to their next group. On occasion vacancies may occur when families leave the centre throughout the year.
You can use a couple of hours of the day, however the standard daily fee applies to the 10.5 hours the centre is open. Regardless of the amount of hours the children use, all are charged the daily rate.
Yes, in order to retain the child’s place at the centre. However, childcare benefit is paid for up to 42 days per year when a child does not attend if there is not any approved supporting documentation such as a doctor’s certificate.
Unfortunately the Curtin Early Childhood Centre does not offer tours. Once a place or position has been offered, a tour of the area can be arranged so that parents are confident about accepting their offer.
Parents of current children are welcome at most times of the day and encouraged to call in whenever possible. As we are situated on a campus with beautiful lawns and gardens, some parents enjoy taking their children out for an occasional picnic lunch before returning them for the afternoon.
Educators often take the children for walks exploring the campus grounds with parent permission, and during the year there are a number of occasions when parents and grandparents are formally invited to morning or afternoon teas.
Mothers who are breastfeeding their babies are welcome to come into the centre to feed their babies.