Echidna Childrens Centre

Since 2011 the Echidna Children's Centre in Shellharbour (Blackbutt) has been operating to serve children in the Shellharbour community, aged 0-6 years. The centre caters and cares for up to 29 students, who are separated across two rooms, based on age group.

The team at Echidna Children's Centre strongly believes that all children have the right to a quality education, within an nurturing environment where they feel cared for. As early childhood professionals, we understand our responsibility to your child's learning and development, and endeavour to play an instrumental role in enriching, empowering, and educating your child as per their individual needs.

Your Child

The Echidna team understands that no two children are alike. Children can behave in a variety of ways they may be naturally curious, independent learners, or agents of change but no matter what, we believe your child's uniqueness deserves to be accepted, respected and protected. We encourage all children across Shellharbour to explore and understand their world, empowering them through knowledge, skills, and values.

Family & Community

Echidna's Shellharbour based service endeavours to acknowledge the role of the family and community as a child's most influential educators. In order to gain the trust of the Shellharbour community, and -more importantly- your family, we believe in supporting family beliefs, values, and parenting practices, in order to enrich the lives of the children we care for. To help families from Shellharbour to Wollongong we operate for 51 weeks of the year, from 7am-6pm.


                                    "Working in partnership with the family"

Opening Hours

     Monday to Friday
     7am to 6pm

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> Enrolment Form

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