Early learning centres and kindergartens

Our early learning services

We provide two early learning centres, Annie Galvin and Helen Jessen, 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.

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

Group of children playing on play equipment
Group of children playing on play equipment

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

If you're seeking to enrol your child at an early childhood (childcare) service in Victoria, your child must be immunised.

Pay your childcare invoice

Pay your invoice online via BPOINT or by phone 1300 BPOINT or 1300 276 468

Biller code: 3003269


  • Weekly fee (under 3 years): $624.00
  • Weekly fee (3+ years): $624.00
  • Daily fee (all children): $156.00
  • Late collection of children: $7.30 per child, for every minute after 6pm

Three and four year old kindergarten enrolments

You can enrol with the Annie Galvin or Helen Jessen Early Learning Centres by contacting the Nominated Supervisors Delina or Diane.

For enrolments for other three and four year old kindergarten programs in Greater Bendigo please contact the Loddon Mallee Preschool Association (LMPA). To find out more, contact Kylie at LMPA on 03 5443 1229 or visit their website:

Contact us

Contact the early years team on 03 4408 6590

For information about the Annie Galvin Early Learning Centre, contact:

Delina Wyatt on 03 5441 2307

For information about the Helen Jessen Early Learning Centre, contact:

Diane Murphy on 03 5443 5868