About Us

Core Purpose:

Through our commitment to families and the community, we will provide a high quality service that is respectful and responsive to the needs of the children in our care.


Centre Philosophy:

The Magill Campus & Community Children’s Centre is a place for learning, discovering and experimenting to provide opportunities for educational, social and emotional development with a positive attitude towards the child’s ability to do things with adults assisting and guiding.

We aim to provide a creative, educational programme of high quality within a warm, caring environment.

We believe children learn through PLAY, and there are four Fundamentals for Learning in an early childhood setting:
• The uniqueness of the individual
• Different levels of ability
• A close partnership between parents and teachers/caregivers
• Real learning occurs only when the experience is relevant to that child

We wish to form a close partnership with families who use our service to provide a sound basis for lifelong learning for their children. The Centre enables parents with children between the ages of birth to school age who are studying, members of staff of the University of South Australia or who live and work in the general community to leave their children in a happy, warm and secure environment.

This Centre’s commitment is sensitive to individual stakeholders needs, respecting, valuing and making provision for families cultural diversity. We provide and promote equal opportunities for all children, whereby no child is discriminated against on grounds of class, gender, race, religion, ability or special needs.

The Centre will operate recognising the important balance between a cost effective and commercial environment, and an equitable, responsive, high quality early childhood programme and service.

SETTING: keeps children safe, secure and healthy.

EXPERIENCES: to help children reach their full potential; intellectually, physically, emotionally and socially.

CARERS/EDUCATORS: who provide warm loving care and guidance, working together with parents and families to assist children to grow and learn in the best way possible.

Staffing Update July 2017 We are pleased to announce our new Director, Verity Bierenboim. (Read more here)
Fee Increase July 2017 New fee structure effective 06 June 2017 (Fee increase letter)
2016 AGM Minutes Please see our 2016 AGM minutes and 2016/17 elected Governing Council. Click 2016 AGM Minutes.