Operating Information

We are open 8:15am to 3:45pm Monday to Friday, during school terms (closed on public holidays*) and are licensed for 40 children per day.

 
   
  
 

Contact Us

Please use the form below to contact the CELC on (02) 8869 6290 during weekdays between 8:00am and 4:00pm. (Administration hours).

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Early Learning Centre Enrolments


Catholic Early Learning Centre Blacktown Sth provides quality early learning for children 3 to 5 years where your child will be taught by highly qualified educators who will tailor learning to meet their specific skills, interests, abilities and learning needs.

Children from all families who are prepared to support the religious principles and ideals of the Catholic school are eligible for enrolment although priority is given to siblings of children already enrolled at CELC/Parish Catholic schools.

Where the number of children applying exceeds the number of places available, names will be placed on a waiting list.

The CELC selection process is determined by the Priority of Access Guidelines set by Family Assistance Law, and Early Childhood Education and Care Grants Program, under the NSW State Government Funding Agreements.

You are welcome to contact our friendly staff at any time by email or calling 8869 6290 to help you obtain further information or guide you through the enrolment process.

 

Enrolment Procedure

Step 1:

Expression of Interest Form

Expression of Interest Form

To ensure that enrolments are offered fairly, each enrolment is considered through an application process conducted by the Nominated Supervisor or delegated CELC educator.

Please note that enrolment in a Catholic Early Learning Centre DOES NOT guarantee enrolment in Kindergarten at a Catholic Primary School.

Families are required to go through a separate orientation and enrolment process with their chosen Catholic Primary School.


Step 2:

Orientation

Once a place is offered to your child at the CELC, you are encouraged to visit the CELC for an enrolment appointment/orientation. To complete the enrolment process, you will be asked to pay a non-fundable enrolment fee of $40 per child.

If you don’t hear from us, please call us on 8869 6290.


Step 3:

Complete an enrolment form

Parents will be asked to complete and submit an enrolment form that includes all information required under relevant regulatory and legislative frameworks was well as a number of authorisations and health information about your child including:

  • Your child's immunisation history statement
  • Birth Certificate
  • Any Court Orders or Restraining Orders concerning custody of the child (if applicable)
  • Your child’s medical plan along with a completed and signed long term medication form (if relevant)
  • A risk minimisation plan in consultation with the nominated supervisor of the CELC (where applicable)

This helps CELC staff to have background information to provide the best education and care for each child.

Where the parent/carer is of non-English speaking background, arrangements will be made for these forms to be translated into the parent’s/carer’s home language and if necessary an interpreter service will be contacted.

 

 
   
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