Early Learning


Early Learning


All children are unique, lifelong learners.

Located in the grounds of the Junior School on Mitcham Campus, our Early Learning Centre offers children wonderful opportunities to participate in a wide range of engaging activities.

Children are taught to respect one another and to value interactions with others through play and discovery, inspired by the philosophy of Reggio Emilia.

Please enjoy the publications below, which will help you get to know Scotch College and our Early Learning Centre.

You can also find up to date information about Scotch’s fees here, and the latest editions of Scotch Reports, our periodical school magazine here.

Welcome to Early Learning at Scotch

Children may start at our Early Learning Centre from the age of 3 years. They will be able to explore the world guided by a Reggio Emilia inspired approach with personalised learning programs for every child. Based on each child’s interests, these programs will help enhance the learning outcomes for each child and ensure that every child enjoys a curriculum that is inclusive and encourages their participation.

Once children turn 4 years of age, they will continue their journey to school-readiness, enjoying the group dynamics and shared learning of Specialist lessons in French, Music, Art, Dance and Library visits.

Start here for an overview of our curriculum, approach and programs.

A Focus on Wellbeing

Our focus is on each child’s wellbeing, which includes assisting them to learn to self-regulate.

We know that when children are not feeling safe, respected and valued as individuals, then their learning will be negatively impacted, regardless of intellectual ability.

Immunisation Requirements

Following changes to the South Australian Public Health Act 2011 (the Act), from 7 August 2020, children will not be able to enrol in or attend early childhood services unless all immunisation requirements are met.

Approved immunisation records must be supplied by parents/guardians to the early childhood service at specified times and early childhood services must keep a current copy of an approved immunisation record for each child enrolled in, or attending that service.

Please refer to the information provided by SA Health regarding immunisation requirements at the Scotch ELC.

Scotch College Junior School

Scotch College is a school where every face has a place and each child’s unique talents and interests are valued and encouraged. We design contemporary, signature learning experiences at each stage of the Primary Years to ensure each child’s learning is relevant and purposeful.

Director of Admissions
Carrie Cousar

08 8274 4209