Early Learning Centres

Early Learning Centre staff with child

Our early learning services

We provide two early learning centres for families with young children.

Our early learning centres are assessed and rated under the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development National Quality Framework.

The centres operate 50 weeks a year and close over the Christmas period and for public holidays. 

Our centres

Annie Galvin Early Learning Centre

2 Gladstone Street, Bendigo
Monday to Friday, 7am – 6pm  
Phone 03 5441 2307    

Helen Jessen Early Learning Centre  

145 Crook Street, Kennington 
Monday to Friday, 7am – 6pm   
Phone 03 5443 5868    

Pay your childcare invoice

Pay your invoice online via BPOINT or by phone 1300 BPOINT or 1300 276 468 (biller code 3003269).

Apply for a place for your child

To place your child's name on the waiting list, please contact one of our centres.

You will be asked to nominate your first and second preferred centre of care.

If you are seeking to enrol your child at an early childhood (childcare) service in Victoria, your child must be immunised. Go to No Jab No Play.

Preschool enrolments in Greater Bendigo

You can enrol with the Annie Galvin or Helen Jessen Early Learning Centre by contacting the Nominated Supervisors, Delina or Dianne.

Enrolments for other child care providers in Greater Bendigo may be managed by Loddon Mallee Preschool Association. To find out more contact Loddon Mallee Preschool Association on 03 5443 1229 or visit their website.


  • Full-time (under 3 years): $529.35
  • Full-time (3+ years): $517.15
  • Daily: $136.75
  • Casual care: $14.35 per hour
  • Late collection of children: $6.30 per child, for every minute after 6pm 
  • Failure to cancel a casual care booking: $14.35

To find out about the Child Care Benefit subsidy please visit your local Department of Human Services (Centrelink) or view their website.

Need assistance enrolling?

Contact our friendly Off to An Early Start team 03 4408 6590 and they will be able to assist.

Contact us

For more information about the Helen Jessen Early Learning Centre, please contact Diane Murphy on 03 5443 5868.

For more information about the Annie Galvin Early Learning Centre, please contact Delina Wyatt on 03 5441 2307.

Alternatively, contact the Early Years Team on 03 4408 6590.

Code Red

Our Early Learning Centres are closed on Code Red Days. 

Further information on Code Red days.

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