Welcome to Canning Bridge ELC

Canning Bridge Early Learning Centre is a private not for profit childcare centre that provides education and care for 53 children between the ages of 0 and 6. The Centre is designed to provide a warm and loving environment that supports parents and promotes child development in a caring, educational and intuitive manner, helping to prepare children for their future schooling

An extension of your home and family

We are a small cosy centre, where you will find quality relationships being formed between parents, guardians, children and educators. We have an open-door policy that encourages parents and guardians to visit and participate in their child’s education and care experience.

One of the foundations of our curriculum is that children should be encouraged to explore their world and the world around them and to learn who they are and what they can be. Our goal is to foster children’s competence in dealing with life, teaching them to live comfortably with others, learning to master and safely express their feelings, and welcome new experiences. Children should be loved unconditionally and their trust treasured so that they will benefit to their full potential under our care.

Cultural and Linguistical Diversity

Cultural diversity amongst staff and activities is valued at Canning Bridge ELC. This diversity is evident through our staff and our wide array of cultural activities. This diversity combined with the loving and caring nature of the centre allows children to develop a strong sense of community.

At Canning Bridge ELC we encourage a love of self, others, play, and learning. We believe that through this, children will develop a strong sense of self-worth, resilience, community as well as developing the foundations for responsible citizenship.

Hours of operation

Canning Bridge Early Learning Centre operates 52 weeks in the year, between 7am and 6pm (excluding public holidays). As we are providing long day care, enrolments are received year around, and we are not reliant on school terms. 


Canning Bridge Early Learning Centre opened in January 2015 and is located in the riverside suburb of Como. We are conveniently located only a 4-minute walk to Canning Bridge bus and train stations. Parents are welcome to ustilise our parking facilities for the day while they go to work. This service is not able to be purchased or booked as it is a first in, first serviced basis.

Our purpose

Canning Bridge ELC is a trading name of The Bridge Organisation Inc. (The Bridge). The purpose of The Bridge is to minister and care for the needs and welfare of all individuals and families within the community through the provision of educational, environmental and social services and projects, irrespective of religion, ethnicity or culture. The objectives of The Bridge are to:

and care for:

The welfare of individuals & families in the community with the practical love of God.

To inspire people:

Within the church and the community to use their gifts in service for a local need.

Be actively going:

To families with the life and teaching of Jesus, through recreational and social interaction.

Be a living example:

Of the integrity of Jesus, stewarding the resources that God has provided.