Welcome to Port Lincoln Children’s Centre
The Port Lincoln Children’s Centre is a community based integrated centre. The centre is funded by the Federal and State Governments.
The centre offers:
Childcare for children from 6 months -5 years during the hours of 8.30am-5.15pm. The program is open 50 weeks of the year.
Preschool sessions for 3 year old Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children and Universal Access for 4 year old children. The program runs 40 weeks per year. There is a bus run offered for preschool children attending PLCC preschool only.
The centre has a Reconciliation Area and Bike Track which is available for hire and can be booked by the public during school hours.
See our Bike Track Hire Conditions in our Contact Information page on the website.
The centre has a long history of providing kindy (operating since November 22nd 1966) for the Aboriginal children of Port Lincoln. It was originally funded by “Save the Children Fund”.
Many local people will remember “Little kindy days” when their own children or even themselves attended.
The first kindy was opened in 1966 in a Hall in Kooyonga Avenue. In 1970 it moved to Third Avenue where it operated until the current centre was built on Saint Andrews Terrace.
Learn more about our history
Our current centre was opened in 1996 and was designed as an integrated service providing a kindy program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 3 yr old children and Childcare for children of working or studying parents.
The centre was funded as a joint initiative of the:
- Commonwealth Family and Community Service
- Commonwealth Department of Training and Youth Affairs
- State Department of Education, Training and Employment ( Building)
The centre is managed by a Management Committee made up of parents and local community members
In December 2009, all Australian governments through Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed to establish a National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care. The framework took effect on January 1st 2012. Key requirements will be phased in over time replacing existing state and territory licensing and national quality assurance processes. All early childhood education and care centre will be required to meet the regulations and standards set out by the National Quality Framework
- Is for all children and families to feel that they belong at Port Lincoln Children’s Centre
- To have reciprocal relationships based on respect and trust
- To have a connection with the Aboriginal community
- Is to provide a safe affordable environment that enables children to challenge their capabilities
- To maintain excellence in Early Education and Care
- For children to experience:
- Belonging – knowing where and with whom they belong
- Being – time to seek meaning of their world
- Becoming – developing identities, knowledge, understanding, skills and relationships