Early Years

Seymour College’s Early Years (our ELC) caters for girls and boys from six weeks to school age across three carefully curated spaces.

Early Years

Our Early Years children are nurtured by our educators, as they begin creating connections and discovering the world around them.

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Learn about our Early Years

The learning journey at our Early Years takes children through three specially designed spaces – carefully created to cater for the needs and development of different ages.

Kady Learning Space (six weeks to three years old)

A continuation of the home environment, where girls and boys feel safe and loved, whilst also learning to be independent and part of a larger group.

Enya Learning Space (three years old)

Girls and boys in this group discover, explore and create as they develop independence and learn to be an active member of their community.

Ainsley Learning Space (four years old)

Girls and boys further develop their relationships and more complex thinking, communication and language skills.

Prep (four year old girls)

Our Prep program assists girls to adjust to the reality of big school through a carefully curated combination of hands on, play based learning and short bursts of intentional teaching.

Our Centre

At the Early Years, we believe in the uniqueness of each child, the need for children to develop their skills and abilities at their own individual rate, and the development of the whole person – intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually.

We provide:

  • A safe, caring and nurturing environment where children feel a sense of belonging and self worth.
  • Qualified and dedicated staff who monitor your child’s progress.
  • A varied and stimulating learning program aimed at developing life skills and competencies.

The centre is open for 50 weeks per year from 7.00am until 6.00pm.

Request an Early Years Fee schedule.


Our Playgroup is open to both Seymour families and members of the wider community.

The Early Years, in conjunction with the Junior Years, run weekly Playgroup sessions on Mondays from 9.00am-10.15am.

Playgroup sessions are run on Mondays from 9.00am-10.15am. They are held in a beautiful outdoor area of our Junior Years during warmer months, and inside our Early Years learning space during winter.

Parents and caregivers of infants and toddlers to preschool age children (current community and external families) are welcome to join our Playgroup. Seymour Playgroup is a wonderful opportunity for children to engage in new learning and play, providing them with a chance to connect with others and develop social skills.

Please register your interest by clicking here or, for further details, please call Seymour Early Years on 8303 9040.

Additional information

Seymour College’s Early Years is licensed with the Education and Early Childhood Services Registration and Standards Board of South Australia (EECSRSB) with a capacity for providing for more than 130 children per day.

A requirement of being an approved long day care service is that we follow the Australian Government’s Priority of Access Guidelines when there is a waiting list or a number of parents are applying for a limited number of vacant places.

Eligible residents of Australia may be entitled to receive a government subsidy (currently childcare benefit and/ or rebate) which assists with their childcare fees. To obtain more information, contact the Department of Human Services Office on 13 61 50 or click here to go to www.servicesaustralia.gov.au