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
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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 


Tours are regularly held of the ELC and School. Book online to discover more or contact us to arrange a Principal 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)




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