Located just minutes from Melbourne CBD, our St Kilda Road ECLC (‘the Hutch’) is one of the best Early Learning Centres in the state, being awarded ACECQA’s ‘Exceeding’ rating. Our ECLC offers a broad range of age-appropriate facilities, readying young learners for their transition to Wesley College Prep.

Enrolment options Full time (Monday to Friday)
Hours of operation 8.30am–2.45pm
Before and after school care available        
Classes available
We offer both three-year-old and four-year-old classes and we tailor the class configurations to meet the demand of our families.
Support for individual needs English as an Additional Language and individual needs support are provided at this ECLC  

Best Prep Melbourne

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Due to high demand, we encourage families to apply for ECLC as early as possible.

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For further information, contact the St Kilda Road Campus admissions team:

Call: 03 8102 6108
Email: skr.admissions@wesleycollege.edu.au

Wesley Early Learning St Kilda Road Campus

‘The Hutch’, as the St Kilda Road Early Childhood Learning Centre is affectionately known, caters to our 3- and 4-year-old learners with multiple spaces for play and learning. Classes take place in the modern, light-filled Hutch and children familiarise themselves with the Junior School library, art and music studios ahead of Prep. There’s plenty of time each day for physical activity and exploration and an extensive outdoor space offering covered and sunny areas, custom-built play structures, multi-sensory landscaping, and natural elements for Hutch and Prep children.

Come and see the facilities and opportunities for yourself.


Meet the ECLC Coordinator: Kristie Rowlands Kristie Rowlands

How long have you been a part of Wesley ECLC?

More than seven years.

How would you describe the SKR ECLC?

It’s a vibrant learning community and magical space of support and encouragement. Children are welcomed from the moment they step in, creating a sense of belonging which is important for their growing confidence and identity.

What do you think students love the most about ECLC?

The children seem to cherish the connections they form with both educators and their peers. They enjoy coming to Wesley each morning. They feel valued, understood and encouraged to explore their interests by our educators.

How do you help children to become ‘school ready’?

In the ECLC, we are dedicated to ensuring that each child receives a solid foundation for their educational journey. We strive to guide each child to develop into confident, resilient, and creative individuals who are ready to take on the journey that lies ahead.

As ECLC parents, we want to see and feel that our child’s educators have a passion for Early Childhood Learning. The Wesley ECLC educators truly exceed in this area. Thank you to the amazing Wesley ECLC team. You embrace our child as she is and nurture and guide her to be an inquisitive, courageous and most of all, very caring and thoughtful young girl.

Sumiko and John Paige
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