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Quality Early Learning for
Your child at our all new ELC

Early Learning Centre
Morphett Vale

Your child is the most precious part of your life. Give them the early learning start they’ll love. With our unique “Nature Play Advantage” we believe early learning is about interacting with nature - playing, growing and learning through these interactions along with the values we know are such an important start to your child’s education. 

Parents that enrol their children are delighted with the nature area we offer, far larger then most in our area. Our staff are totally dedicated to the growth and learning of your child and share the values we hold dear. Values that make our ELC such a special and caring environment for all children. 

To discover the difference of our ELC please call to book a tour 08 8488 0000. 

Your child has a place at Southern Vales ELC

Facilities to inspire

Our Early Learning Centre features an outdoor environment surrounded by a thick vegetation background and an amazing growing sensory and butterfly garden are an incredible blessing/asset. 

New purposely designed indoor and outdoor areas are a place for children to do what steals their heart: watching and exploring, letting curiosity take over while building trusting relationships. 

An exciting learning environment has been thoughtfully planned. It invites children to enquiry, experiment, hypothesise, research and investigate, led by their wonders and imagination. 

  • Setting from early stages in life a different relationship with the environment, authentic and personal. 
  • Discovering with their senses through daily encounters with natural events. 
  • Allowing children to get a deeper and fuller understanding of the things and events that surround them. 
  • The Garden, our inspiration for learning at ELC: what a fantastic investment in education for life, happiness and a better future. 

Our ELC family is growing, with faith based values, passionate and dedicated staff, why not find out more about for your child. Click the Enquire Now button and one of our friendly staff will be happy to help you with any questions and with more information.

Our Philosophy

In our SVCC ELC, Jesus is the centre of all things, where life flows from Him and we live in His life each day.

We believe children:

  • Are joyful souls who take pleasure in celebrating life
  • Are curious, creative and wonder drives their learning process
  • Are powerful, capable and resilient, able to be the main characters of their learning process
  • Have a voice and many different ways to express themselves
  • Bring knowledge and understanding with them to build connections.
  • Have a natural desire and need for connection and relationships
  • Are unique and each journey has its own pathway
  • Express their worship and understanding of God


Therefore, the following principles will guide children’s learning journeys:


The environment is strategically planned for children to engage in learning.

  • It is a fluid space to inspire curiosity and to response to children’s ongoing learning.
  • Nature is brought into learning spaces to inspire thinking, provide optimal engagement, and allow children to observe, to live and to deeply understand their environment.
  • The environment will let children use their senses and fully immerse in exploration and discovery


Children, families and educators will work together in a nurturing and passionate Christian atmosphere where they will grow by being active participants in our society. 

Educators role

  • Facilitate children’s learning by setting challenging age appropriate experiences
  • Listen to children’s voices and support their initiatives
  • Professional practice of reflection and research
  • Foster warm and trusting relationships with children and families

Families role:

  • We value parents as the primary educators of children
  • Families work in partnership with the ELC 
  • Families are welcome to share their knowledge, skills, cultural knowledge and/or expertise.

Local community

  • We are intrinsically connected with our SVCC school community
  • Partnership with our local churches
  • Experiences in the local community are sort to enrich the education program

Centre Overview

The ELC is open 48 weeks of the year 6:30am – 6:15pm. We are a fully registered national long day care centre.  Families can access both the Child Care Rebate (non-means tested) and the Child Care Benefit (means tested), making childcare more affordable.


All Early Learners enrolled in Long Day programs are asked  to wear the newly-designed SVCC ELC polo shirt and hat for 2017. This uniform is available at the Southern Vale Christian College Uniform Shop. In addition we would like students to wear the following,

  • Navy Blue fleecy-lined track pants or navy blue short. 
  • SVCC ELC Hat
  • Optional white or blue skivvy for warmth under the polo 
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Tours are regularly held of the ELC and School. Book online to discover more or contact us to arrange a Principal's tour.

To enrol your child in the ELC, please fill out the Enrolment Enquiry form and our registrar, Marj Hinkley, will get in contact with you.



All staff are qualified Early Learning Educators who are passionate about their roles in educating in the Early Years.  Our Director Mrs Juliaina Hernandez has a BD ED in Early Childhood Education and a Masters of Education and Social Development. SVCC early Learning Centre continues to have the same Christian values, ethos and focus as the College.


Juliana Hernandez

(Early Childhood Education degree and a Masters in Education and Social Development)

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Our new Centre features natural play areas that encourage children to investigate and explore as they commence their life long learning journey. Opportunities are provided for ELC students  to access programs by our specialist staff within the School such as music, art and languages.  A number of exciting opportunities also exist to involve the ELC student  with our College.  This will broaden their engagement with cultural, sporting and spiritual activities and provide a smooth transition into their first year of formal schooling. 


  • Spanish
  • Music
  • Art
  • Visiting the school Farm
  • Access to Specialist science labs
  • Using the college Gym 
  • Working in partnership with older students
  • Library

Contact ELC

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My family lounge (MFL) is for our existing ELC families. You should have received an email with your login details for my family lounge. Please follow the below instructions to access your MFL account. If you have not received an email please email elc@svcc.sa.edu.au or phone 8488 0000.


Log into your MFL account and tell us about you, your child and what bookings you are after so we can help you select your child’s days of attendance.


If you have requested permanent bookings, we will contact you within 48hours and advise if we have a place available for your child. If we have a place, we will email you an offer and ask you to accept, then complete and submit the Enrolment form in the MFL portal.


Once your child has begun at Southern Vales ELC, you will be able to download the MFL app or login via this website to keep up to date with our daily activities.

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